How to Recover Files from the USB Drive Has Zero Capacity

My girlfriend loaded some MP3s and Word documents into her USB device. Then, one day, she inserts the drive into a printer/copier at a photocopy shop, displaying 0 storage capacity and 0 data stored. I used Checkdisk as well as three different data recovery apps. Not, and nothing has worked thus far. Is there more I can do before pricing professional data recovery services?

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Dany· Answered on Mar 10, 2023

Zero capacity or bytes indicate no data on the storage USB drive. The error is bound to make you nervous because it indicates data loss from the removable storage media. There might be chances that your USB drive may be got corrupted. Recovering data from a corrupted USB drive is difficult unless you have reliable data recovery software

However, there are several methods for repairing a USB or SD card with a 0 bytes error and restoring the lost data. You should know what causes the 0 capacity error in advance.

  • Inadequate power supply to the flash from the USB port
  • Overloading USB ports, such as inserting many USB drives simultaneously
  • Using a twisted USB cable may result in the USB displaying 0 bytes and No Media
  • Computer viruses infection may corrupt the files on the USB stick

Aside from presenting as no media and 0 bytes, USB flash drives can also exhibit unallocated and RAW in disk management. If a no-media issue is not corrected, it will result in the irreversible loss of files from the storage device. 

First launch disk management to resolve SD card/USB errors:

  • Connect the USB/SD card to your computer.
  • Right-click "This PC" and select "Manage" - "Disk Management".
  • Right-click on the "failed USB space" and select "New Simple Volume".
  • Set the "partition size", the drive letter, and the file system (FAT 32 or NTFS).
  • Finally, click "Finish".

You cannot access the device if the USB is RAW in Disk Management. To resolve this issue without losing data, you shouldt= first restore data before addressing the RAW issue. We strongly advise using professional data recovery software to restore your data. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can recover RAW partitions and fix your problem.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

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