How to Fix USB device that is not recognized

USB flash drive shows ‘Device not recognized’ error? No worries! Learn how you can resolve this error and recover data from unrecognized USB’s using Remo Recover. Use the software with all brands of USB’s like SanDisk, Samsung, Transcend, Lexar, Sony etc. Enjoy a trial version today!

Fix USB ‘not recognized’ error

USB flash drives are no doubt one of the best compact data storage solutions out there, but encountering issues with it isn’t very uncommon right? Consider a situation where you connect USB flash drive to your computer and you get an error “One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it”.

How do you resolve this error and how do you access data on unrecognized USB devices? Let us learn more in this article.

1. First of all, unplug your USB drive and plug it again; this is one of the easiest fixes for such issues and works in some cases

2. If the above one didn’t help then just shut down your computer and unplug all system cables and leave it for few minutes, then again plug them all and restart your Windows PC, this will help to fix or solve certain errors

3. In case both the methods failed then uninstall and reinstall the USB drivers. This can be done by following the below steps:

  • Click on Windows + X keys and select Device Manager from the list
  • Right click on the Universal Serial Bus Controllers option, and uninstall any device listed with a yellow exclamation sign. This indicates that the USB device driver is corrupt or not being recognized
  • After uninstalling the USB device driver, you should restart the computer and plug the device again. This will install the device driver automatically.

Recover data from unrecognized USB devices

If these methods don’t help you resolve the ‘not recognized’ error, then you should consider recovering data from the USB before proceeding with other troubleshooting steps. To recover data from the USB, Remo Recover is a fantastic solution because it is designed to recover data from unrecognized or inaccessible USB’s. All types of files like images, videos, notes, documents etc. can be recovered by the software.

Special Features of Remo Recover

  • All brands of USB flash drives like SanDisk, Samsung, Transcend, Sony, Lexar, HP etc are supported by the software.
  • Not just USB’s, it is also possible to recover data from other storage devices like external hard drives, internal hard drives and SD cards using this powerful tool.
  • As far as data recovery is concerned, your original data along with structure is recovered using the tool. Meaning the recovered files are in the same condition as your original files.
  • Works with Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, XP and Vista
  • Remo also offers drivers for other devices like printers, scanners, Bluetooth devices, Network adaptors, Camera, web cam, microphone of various brands like HP, AMD, Intel, Sony, Olympus, Fujitsu, Dell and others.

Now that we have an idea of the software and what it can recover, let us proceed to the steps to recover data from USB drives.

Procedure to recover data from USB devices that are not recognized using Remo Recover

  • 1. The first step in the recovery process begins with connecting the USB device to your computer.
  • 2. Then download and install Remo Recover on your computer
  • 3. Once you launch the software and you are in the main screen, select Recover Drives
  • 4. Next, select Partition Recovery and click Next
  • 5. Then select the USB flash drive from the list of drives displayed
  • 6. Once the drive is selected, Remo Recover scans the drive and displays all files present in the drive
  • 7. Then select the files that you would like to recover and save them

And that is how easy it is to recover data from USB’s using Remo Recover. Once data has been recovered, you can proceed with other troubleshooting steps such as formatting the drive.

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