How to recover an USB thumb drive

USB thumb drive recovery is a typical case of data recovery. The only problem you might face is that your USB thumb drive (pen drive) is not readable due to a zero size issue.

If your pen drive reports zero size (zero capacity), then it cannot be recovered using software. This is the lab job.

USB thumb drive recovery using ReclaiMe
  1. Make sure you have enough free space on a known-good drive or on a network to hold all the recovered data.
  2. Download, install, and run ReclaiMe File Recovery software.
  3. Identify the pen drive you want to recover data from in the device list. Naturally, it will be under the "USB devices" section (need help identifying your drive?).
  4. Double click the device to start recovery.
  5. The files are displayed as soon as they are discovered.
  6. Select the file(s) or folder(s) you want to recover, and click Save button on the toolbar. Alternatively, click Save and select Save All from the menu.

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