How can I recover data from a corrupted USB drive folder?

juan August 17, 2011

I have a really important information on my USB drive in a folder and I can’t open it. It says is corrupted. What can I do to recover it?

  1. Jesicorebelo
    October 2, 2011 at 11:10 am

    i copied a folder containing photos in my usb, then later when i inserted the usb in other computer the photos were missing. plzzz help me

  2. Venthan4805
    August 19, 2011 at 6:47 am

    if the usb is fully corrupted then u cannot retrieve the data

  3. Anonymous
    August 18, 2011 at 10:24 am
  4. Aibek
    August 18, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Here are a couple of MakeUseOf article that you might find helpful:

    How To Make Corrupt USB Jump Drives Work Again

    How to Recover Data from a Corrupt Memory Card or USB Drive

  5. Sonny Bass
    August 18, 2011 at 8:48 am

    TestDisk which is one of the utilities included on PartedMagic is good for repairing and recovery.

  6. Jeffery Fabish
    August 18, 2011 at 8:14 am

    On what operating system? How did it get corrupted? 

    If the firmware is corrupted, try going to start -> run/search and type "cmd.exe" without quotes. A terminal will popup, in there type "chkdsk f LETTER", replacing "LETTER" with the letter corresponding to your USB drive, again - without quotes.

    Example: chkdsk f F

    You can find the letter by going to start -> My computer and finding your USB key there, a letter will be next to it. This will run a utility to fix the file system (NTFS/FAT32). If that fails, you may want to look into third party USB recovery utilities.

    • Julius_aj07
      September 6, 2011 at 3:14 am

      it says that "Access denied as you do not have sufficient privileges You have to invoke this utility running in elevated mode."

    • sophal
      April 26, 2012 at 5:13 am

      how should i do?

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