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Removable storage mediums are portable forms of the standard hard drives that can store data in any form;, music, video, documents, etc. But, just like normal computer hard drives, the external or removable storage mediums, like USB drives are also prone to physical damage. results in inaccessibility or loss of data stored from the USB drive. An ideal way to surmount the hazards created by such situations is to restore the data from a backup file. But, generally people do not tend to backup their data on a regular basis, hence cannot get their data back. In such situations of physical damage of the USB hard drive, you need to consult a reputed hard drive data recovery organization.
For example- you have a USB on which you have some important data stored. Now, as you connect your USB to the computer, you observe that some of the files stored in the USB are not displayed or are missing, when you had saved the data yourself. They are not there now and you do not know what to do.
In such situations, you should first try and determine the cause of the problem. And then, the resolution part.
Most probable reasons for the above mentioned situation are:
- The files stored in the USB are not getting displayed because they are corrupt.
- Or the USB drive is physically damaged.
To resolve the issue, it is recommended to use CHKDSK command to resolve the issue. You can run CHKDSK using the following steps:
- In the Start menu, click 'Run'.
- Type chkdsk E:/f/r.
In most cases, you would be able to solve the issue using the CHKDSK command. However, if this does not work and the problem still persists, then the problem might be due to hard drive damage or hard drive malfunctioning. If this is the case, then you need to call upon a hard disk recovery technician to solve the issue. They use highly specialized services to ensure absolute recovery of your data under the sterilized environment of Clean Rooms. Hard drive data recovery is performed in Clean Rooms so as to ensure that parts of the hard drive remain safe from any dust or other small particles that are present in the air.