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How To Save Your Vital Files From a corrupted flash drive

Flash disks are most vital drives that you can store your files. Flash drives are portable and small size thus you can carry along with you and you can use it anywhere. Flash drives have different capacities that allow you save your data files. However you can loose the data files when you format this disk or if it gets corrupted. To save this important files from a corrupted files you need to stop using the flash drives since you may overwrite on it. Furthermore look for a data recovery tool that will revive your data safely.

Factors That Might Result In corrupted flash drive

Cases of corrupted flash drives are rampant with drives. Flash drives get damaged and here are most common reasons.

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1. Virus and Malware attack

There are various types of virus that often attack our computers flash drives and hard drive. They often get to our devices via Internet or corrupted files. When they get into the flash drives they will not physical damage you data but it will damage the content in your flash drive.

2. Unsafe Removal

When using your hard drive ensure that you eject it properly. When you mount it on your computer and you are transferring data practise to eject it safely from your computer. On mac click on command +E keys. When you eject the flash drive while transferring data you will eventually damage the files hence the flash drive gets corrupted.

3. Extreme temperatures.

Avoid exposing your flash drive to environmental factors such as heat and cold. It is not only temperatures but also other factors such as water. When these environmental factors get in to flash drive they damage the cell hence leading to loss of data.

4. Heavy usage

There is one thing that you have never known with flash drive. When you use it for a long period of time it is subjected to wear and tear. This long period usage will make your file lose the retention rate. This means it will underperform and you will lose data on it. Using this flash drive often over a long period also contribute to this.

5. Physical damage

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The way you handle drives could the cause of corruption of flash drives. Some people do carry the flash drives in their pockets. You can also drop your flash disk and physically breaks. If it does not break its body part loosen hence damaging your flash drive. If you are to carry your flash drive ensure it has the cap and keep it well. Always be careful on how you take charge of your flash drives. Treat as a delicate object since it contains your valuables. You can be lucky enough that you flash drive is damaged but it can still be recognised in the computer and you want to recover files in it. This should make you afford a smile on your face since you can use the mind-blowing software called Wondershare Data Recovery you can use this software irrespective of operating system you are using. Windows and mac version are ready for you to download. It allows you recover various files such as videos, audios, photos, and images from your flash drive, computers, and even memory cards. The beauty of this software is the way it is designed with four recovery modes that recovers all lost data.

1. Lost Data recovery mode, This mode allows you recover lost files either by deletion or corrupted files.

2. Raw data recovery mode, this mode revives all your data in flash drive without their initial names and path. It is always the last option to use when partition mode and lost File recovery mode disappoints you.

3. Partition recovery mode, this mode will look up for all the data lost due to partitioning, resizing and even deleted files.

4 Resume Recovery, in an event that you had commenced a recovery then you paused, you will use this mode to continue with it.

With that said let us see how to use this software. Download and launch it on your computer. Then mount your damaged flash drive to the computer.

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Step 1 Identify a Data recovery option

When you open the software the four recovery mode will appear on the program. Begin buy using the Lost File recovery mode.

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Step 2 Start scanning

Before you start scanning you should identify you drive and select the file types to be recovered. For this case I bet you will need all your files to be recovered. Click on All Files icon. To get a deep scanning of files click on Enable Deep Scan option. From there go to top left and click on Scan.

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Step 3 Save recovered files

After the scanning process is complete you can preview on what has been recovered. This is applicable to files and photos. The quality of files recovered is also displayed. Then select all the files that you want and click on recover. Choose an external storage to save your files.

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How to fix unrecognised Flash Drive

In some cases flash drive may fail to appear on your computer. You will need to fix it first . On Mac go to Finder>Applications> Utilities. From there click on Disk Utilities. Go First Aid and Repair disk.

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If you are using windows use the Disk management to format the disk. Go to Start>computer and rigt click on it. You will see Disk management under Storage.

Types Of usb flash drive

Identify your flash drive and allocate paths by clicking on Change Drive Letter and Paths. Go ahead and accept the changes and assign a letter to your flash drive. The letters should be between E and Z. finally click on Ok to make changes which will make it readble on your windows.

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After doing so then use Wondershare data Recovery steps discussed before to recover files on it.

You have seen how annoying it can be when your flash drive fails you.it is therefore important to protect your file from getting corrupt here are basic tips.

1. Avoid exposing your flash drive to heat cold or water.

2. Always ensure that your flash drive is closed well and prevent it from any physical damage.

3. Always eject your flash derive safely when you mount on your computer.

4. Do not use one flash drive over a long period. Try and renew it.

5. Install anti virus program on your devices.

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