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The file/directory is corrupted and not readable. This message is shown when I try to open any file/folder in my USB flash drive into the system. The data is very important and anyhow I want to retrieve it from USB. Plz help me out.

Can I recover deleted files from a USB drive? The answer is positive. You can restore your files as long as there is no further damage.

Method 1 Stop any action on that usb disk!

You do not wipe the pictures completely from your usb drive on deletion or format. You just removed the file names and file entries (e.g. name, time stamp, file length), therefore you cannot see your deleted files.
The actual contents of the file are still existing on the usb disk. This is just like a book without a bookmark, you cannot locate the exact page you read last time immediately. If you save some more files onto that disk, new data will cover the deleted files and your data will hardly be recoverable.

Method 2 Check the recycle bin

Please check your recycle bin to see if there is something you are looking for. If yes, right click on it and click restore. If no, keep reading this article.

Method 3 Download a drive recovery program.

A drive recovery tool can find the deleted data which our computers can't find. A good hard drive recovery software can recover your corrupted card and save almost all data on it.

WiseRecovery is easy-to-use card recovery software. The software can effectively recover deleted or lost photos, music, video, and multimedia files from almost all digital cards after disasters like erroneous deletion, corruption or formatting errors, etc. Using WiseRecovery is safe and risk-free.

Still Can't Recover Corrupted USB Drive?

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How to use WiseRecovery?

Step 1

Step 2

Select the drive or card that where the lost files had been stored.
Click Scan. The software will quickly scan the selected disk to find all your target files.

Step 3

Find the files you want to restore in the scan result.
Select them and click Recover.Set a destination folder to save the recovered files. You can find the recovered files in the destination folder. Attention: The destination folder can't be in the same drive as the drive you scanned.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not use your disk to save new files after you find your data lost!
  • Lost Files or Damaged Cards can be recovered as long as they haven't been overwritten!
  • A good recovery tool can be very helpful. Backup is a good habit if you always deal with important files.
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