Recover Photos from Corrupt USB Drive
In recent years there has been a rapid increase in use of portable gadgets. USB flash drives are known as Data Traveller devices as these are mainly used to transfer photo and other files from a computer to another computer located at some other place. These have gained laurels on the account of their small size and high storage capacity. There is a range of brands a user can choose from, some of the top selling USB drive brands include Transcend, Kingston, Sony, Kingston, SanDisk, etc. Users have choice to pick USB Pen drive of different capacities according to their requirement, the range varies from few MB (Megabyte) to 256 (Gigabyte) GB.
USB drives, Thumb drives or Jump drives are excellent backup devices for photos and other important data files. Although these are reliable devices but there exists chances of data loss. Photos backed up on USB drives are not free from corruption. An USB flash drive uses flash file system for storing, naming and accessing photos from these drives. USB device might get corrupt if there are issues with the file system. The other reasons due to which USB drives might get corrupted are virus attack, improper ejection of the flash drive, etc.
Memory Card Recovery software is memory card recovery software that retrieves lost or missing photos along with other file types from inaccessible or corrupt USB flash drives, flash cards, hard drives, etc. The software lets you perform Transcend SD card photo recovery and also helps to recover deleted photos from various other brands of memory cards like SanDisk, Kingston, Sony etc. In case of lost memory card photos, it is better to make use of a memory card picture recovery tool to recover the deleted / lost images.
To recover photos from corrupt USB Flash Drive install Memory Card Recovery software on a computer /laptop and plug in the USB flash drive and follow the simple steps mentioned below;
Step 1: Launch the software, by either clicking the short cut on the desktop or selecting it from the Program Menu. The main window pops up, click on the "Recover Photos" option as depicted by Figure 1
Figure 1. Main Window
Step 2:Click on the "Recover Lost Photos" from the next window. All the logical/physical drives that are connected to the PC / Laptop would be listed. Select the Disk from which photo recovery has to be achieved, as shown in Figure 2
Figure 2. Select USB Drive
Step 3:Click “Next” to select the file types you want to recover or skip this step. As mentioned in the Figure 3
Figure 3. Select File Types
Step 4: When you click “Next” the software scans the drive to recover all the files or the select file types from the drive or partition which may take few minutes. Scannin is shown in Figure 4
Figure 4. Scan Process
Step 5: Once the scanning is over the software displays the restorable data items. Using "Data View" or "File Type View" the data can be viewed, as Figure 5 depicts
Figure 5. View Recovered Photos
Step 6: To evaluate the recovered photos you can double click on the photo file or right click to select “Preview” option as shown in Figure 6
Figure 6. Preview Photos
Step 7: Click “Next” and save the recovered files to an accessible drive using “Save to Drive" or “Save to CD/DVD” option as shown in Figure 7
Figure 7. Save Recovered Photos