Tuesday, November 29, 2011

USB Flash Drive Recovery or Repair Options

Someday your favorite and important USB flash drive will suddenly don't do its job. When you try to access your files in it, it may take hours to complete anything. When you try to format it, a pop-up message window will tell you "device media write protected" or "unable to complete format". Before you throw it into trash can, here are something you may try.

  1. Windows, Right Click, Format, Both normal/quick format.
  2. HDD LLF Low Level Format Tool
  3. HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool
  4. Active@KillDisk
  5. Someone said it may work after put it in a freezer for a while. Who knows.
  6. If it is a flash card, you may try to format it using a digital camera or mobile phone.

Anyway, if you succeed in repairing your USB flash drive, it may be a good idea for you not to use it for storing any critical files in the future.

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