How to Recover Bad Sectors on USB Hard Drive

Unable to access USB drive contents or the USB with needs to be formatted due to bad sectors and you don't have a data backup? Don’t fret! Use REMO Recover to create the disk image of your drive containing bad sectors to recover desired data with ease.


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How to Recover Bad Sector USB Drive

Symptoms that indicates USB drive contains bad sectors

When a USB drive has bad sectors, then that section which has been marked as bad are corrupted or damaged. Let’s have a look at some common symptoms telling a USB probably contain bad sectors.

  • USB often reports errors to say files or folders are corrupted when you run a program or read some file.
  • PC cannot read USB drive and pops-up warning message “Sector not found”.
  • Automatically runs scandisk to scan USB drive for errors every time you connect it to your computer.

Automated & safe solution to recover bad sectors on USB drive

When USB flash drive is experiencing one or more bad sectors, then the files or other data stored on it will become unreadable or inaccessible. But, it doesn’t mean the entire USB drive contents are lost forever. In fact, the files and folders stored on the bad sectors are still recoverable. Therefore, when USB drive become inaccessible for bad sectors, you should stop using the USB device and apply Remo Recover tool. It creates disk images of your USB disk containing bad sectors and later, you can use those image files to recover corrupted files from USB flash drive for free.

Remo Partition Recovery is a safe and non-destructive software that does not modify the original data of the USB hard drive while recovering USB not showing up on Windows 10/8/7, etc. The tool is designed with a handy interface which can easily be understood by both technical and amateur users. It is easy to install and occupies less space on your computer. Additionally, Remo also recovers repartitions drives with exceptional results.

  • Supported USB flash drive brands: Kingston Data Traveller, Lexar Jump Drive, Transcend JetFlash, Sony Micro Vault, Sandisk Cruzer Blade and more.
  • Supported file systems: FAT32, FAT16, NTFS5, NTFS, HFSX, HFS+, HFS and exFAT.

How to recover bad sectors on USB hard drive with Remo Recover software

Click Download to get the free trial version of Remo Recover tool. Then, plug USB flash drive containing bad sectors to your Windows PC and install the software on that system. Here is the detailed guide:

Step 1: Launch Remo Recover and click “Recover Partitions” button. Then, you will see a list of available logical and physical drives. Choose the USB drive and click "Scan" button

Click on Recover Partitions button to recover bad sector from USB drive

Step 2: The tool will now scan the USB drive to find all the partitions in it. Once scanning is finished, a list of found partitions in USB drive are listed. Now, choose the USB partition in which excess of bad sectors are formed and click "Scan" button to initiate the recovery process

List of Found Partitions

Step 3: Now, it will scan the USB drive partition to extract files from it. After the completion of scanning and recovery process, a list of recovered files are displayed in "Data View", and "File Type View"

Recovered Data View

Step 4: The tool will now allow you to preview the recovered files with its "Preview" button to evaluate its recovery results prior saving the files

Click to Preview the recovered data list

Step 5: Now purchase the licensed edition of the tool, and save the recovered files at the location of your choice

Click on Save to store the recovered data

Remo Partition Recovery tool comes handy to:

  • Recover files from hard drive with bad sectors, which has become inaccessible for the users
  • Formatted and deleted USB flash drive
  • Unbootable and not recognized USB drive
  • Damaged, crashed and inaccessible USB drives of all popular brands

Remo Recover software even retrieve files from pen drives, hard drives, FireWire devices, SD memory cards and other storage devices. The application offers many unique options such as:

  • Find: It enables you to find a specific file which you want to restore from the list of recovered files.
  • Save Recovery Session: You can pause and resume the recovery session of USB drive at any scheduled time.
  • Data Preview: Allows you to view the retrieved files by means of File Type View or Data View option before saving the files.



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