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Flash Drives and Viruses 2022

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Flash Drives and Viruses 2022? One of the few precious gems of the Tech guy is flash-drives. It is the essential thing that they don’t live without. This is the most important gadget that we always bring whenever we go to work. This keeps our computer files secure and safe, and available when necessary, and without it, our personal life will be ruined. Thanks to its portability, ease of use, and large capacity in file storage.

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The USB drives are pretty reliable but still, there is a slight percentage of failure, and USB drive corruption is one of the most reported problems online. Therefore, the flash drives can be corrupted due to a number of reasons, from sudden power failure, improper usage, and etc.

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Diagnose Your Flashdrive Using Your Computer

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People usually advise you to re-format the flash drive in order for you to use it again. But the cost is you’ll lose all the files stored on that USB drive. Today, we will show you how to fix corrupted USB drives without any data loss.

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1: Check if the corrupted USB drive has a correct drive letter, if not, assign one to it.

  1. Right-click the Start icon.
  2. Select Disk Management and click on it.
  3. Right-click the corrupted USB drive and choose “Change Drive Letter and Paths…”
  4. Click on the drive letter and click the Change button.
  5. Choose a different letter from the drop-down list and click OK.
  6. Done

2: Update device drivers

It’s possible that the driver of the USB drive is out of date or corrupted itself. So updating the driver may solve this problem.

  1. Right-click the Start icon and choose Device Manager.
  2. Click Disk drives and find the driver name of the corrupted USB.
  3. Right-click on the name and choose Uninstall device.
  4. Unplug the USB drive.
  5. Replug the USB drive into the computer and it will reinstall the latest driver automatically.

How to Reformat Your Flashdrives 2021

You can still recover your files from the corrupted flash drive with the help of a third-party data recovery program.

Disclaimer: Do and follow this instruction at your own risk.

Use third-party data recovery software

You will need the following:

  1. Corrupted USB drive.
  2. Computer running Windows 7-10.
  3. A data recovery program that is compatible with your computer.

In this tutorial, we’re using Data Recovery which is available for windows.

This Data Recovery program enables you to recover Images, Documents, Emails, Music, Video, files from USB hard drives, USB flash drives, Pen drives, SD cards, and other external storage media. It deals with formatted drives, corrupted drives, unmountable drives, RAW drives in a simple way.

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Follow the steps:

1: Plug the corrupted flash drive to your computer.

2: Download Data Recovery. Install it on your computer.

3: Launch the program.

4: Select the flash drive.

5: Click “Next”. The program will start scanning the files.

Please note there are two scan options: Quick Scan and Deep Scan, which you can adjust manually.
I recommended using the default settings.

Step 6: Click on the scanning results and preview. Choose whatever you want to get back.

Step 7: Click “Recover”. Done.

Aside from the Data Recovery, you can also try Recuva which is well-known for recovering deleted files.

After Recovering All the Files, You Can Now Re-format the Flash Drive.

For Windows users:

  1. Right-click the Start icon.
  2. Select Disk Management and click on it.
  3. Right-click on the USB drive and select Format.
  4. Offer the required info and click OK. Done.

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