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Recover Data and Fix Bad Sectors on USB/SD/HDD without Formatting

Posted by Tracy King to Resource 2017-09-25

Summary

Need a simple way to recover data from USB/SD or HDD with bad sectors in your PC without formatting? This article will guide you to recover data and fix bad sectors on USB, SD or HDD without formatting by simple 2 steps. Follow to see how to get your data off storage devices such as USB, SD card etc with bad sectors on your own now.

How to get data off USB, SD or HDD with bad sectors?

"Hi guys, do you know how to effectively get saved data off inaccessible USB, SD card or HDD with bad sectors? 
I got this issue that my USB and computer hard drive becomes inaccessible with bad sectors. The computer keeps asking me to format the drive so to make it usable again. I’ve got quite a lot of important files and documents saved on the USB and hard drive, so I can’t directly format it. So how can I get data
off the USB, HDD or SD etc storage devices with bad sectors without formatting?"

Storage devices such as USB flash drive, SD card or internal/external hard drive becoming inaccessible due to bad sectors is no longer a new problem for many users. So how to effectively restore data and fix bad sectors on USB, SD or HDD without formatting becomes a new question. If you are having such a problem, just relax and this page will guide you to get all data off USB, SD or HDD with bad sectors without formatting. Let’s see how to restore data and repair bad sectors on your USB, SD or HDD on your own now.

Step 1. Recover data from USB/SD/HDD with bad sectors by data recovery software

In order to avoid unexpected data loss issue, it’s highly recommended for us all to recover data from USB, SD or HDD firstly before you start fixing bad sectors. Professional data recovery software from EaseUS will help you effectively get lost data back from USB, SD or HDD with bad sectors by its Quick Scan and Deep Scan modes:

1. Connect USB/SD/ HDD with PC and free download EaseUS hard drive recovery software

2. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select location of USB/SD/hard drive, click Scan;

Scan to recover lost data on USB, SD, HDD bad sectors.

3. Let this software to scan and fin all data and other files on the hard drive with Quick Scan and Deep Scan mode; 
Preview and select found files, active the program if it indeed finds your lost files. 
Then click Recover to restore all found files to a safe spot in PC.

Recover data from bad sectors on USB, SD or HDD.

Step 2. Remove, fix and repair bad sectors on USB/SD/HDD without formatting

After getting saved data out of USB, SD or HDD with bad sectors, you can now follow either method offered below to repair and remove bad sectors on your USB, SD or HDD now:

Method 1. Repair bad sectors on USB/SD/HDD with bad sector repair software

Professional bad sector repair software - EaseUS Partition Master Free supports to repair bad sectors and corrupted file systems on your PC and storage devices with its Check partition feature. And you can directly apply this software to repair and fix bad sectors on your drive now:

1. Download and install EaseUS bad sector repair software on your PC;
Connect USB, SD or hard drive with bad sectors to your PC;

2. Launch EaseUS Partition Master and right-click on the Windows disk partition, select Check partition;

Check to repair bad sectors.

3. Select Check Partition Properties, Call Windows Chkdsk to fix errors, Surface Test etc features to check and repair bad sectors, corrupted system files on your disk.

Repair bad sectors on USB, SD or HDD in Windows 10.

After this, your USB, SD or HDD with bad sectors shall be able to work again.

Method 2. Fix bad sectors on USB/SD/HDD by CMD

The other way that you can try is to run CMD command on your PC to repair bad sectors with below steps:

1. Type: cmd in the Search bar and hit Enter;
2. Type: diskpart and hit Enter;
3. Type: chkdsk and hit Enter;
4. Type: chkdsk (drive letter of USB, SD card or hard drive) /f /r /x and hit Enter;

After this, the USB, SD card or HDD shall be able to work again.