What if your USB drive shows no data even though free space is 0 bytes? For instance, you connected your USB drive to the computer and shocked to see that it shows 0 bytes as used space as well as 0 bytes free space. When you tried to open that USB drive, it displays an error "Drive need to be formatted; Do you want to format it now?" And, upon trying to format, you got an error 'Windows was unable to complete the format'.
In that case you may try connecting that USB drive to another computer to check, but you got the same result. This happens when your USB drive gets corrupted due to any reason.
Note- Sometimes, files may not show up, when they are in hidden mode. Hence, open command prompt and type: attrib -h -r -s /s /d drive letter:\*.*. To check whether files are in hidden mode or not. If not, then it's due to USB drive corruption.
Method to Restore Files from USB Drive Showing 0 Bytes-
Remo Software has designed Hard Drive Recovery tool that helps to recover files from USB drive showing 0 bytes. It does deep scanning of the USB drive to locate and restore files that are not showing up. It easily recovers data from undetectable, unreadable and RAW USB drive. Even, data from formatted USB drive will be recovered easily.
Supported USB drives - Kingston, SanDisk, Patriot, Transcend, HP, Sony, Lexar, and many more.
Supported Operating Systems - Windows OS like Windows 10, Windows 8 & 8.1, Windows 7, Vista, XP, Server 2003 & 2008, Windows 2000. It comes out in Mac version too that supports macOS High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain lion, Snow Leopard, etc.
Download and install Remo Hard Drive Recovery software on your computer. Run the software and attach your USB drive to that computer. And, follow the below step by step tutorial to recover data from the USB drive.
Step 1: When the main screen appears, select Recover Partitions option
Step 2: Then, select the USB drive from the list of displayed drives and click on Scan to initiate the scanning process
Step 3: As soon as the scanning process gets completed, a list of recovered files will be displayed
Step 4: Preview recovered files and save them in any location of your choice
Remo Recover software has following features:
Remo Hard Drive recovery tool even helps to restore files from unbootable, failed and crashed hard drives. After data recovery, you can make use of Find option to locate a specific file from the list of recovered files. It also allows you to save recovered files in any accessible devices. Even, you can contact Remo technical support team, in case of any queries.
Causes for USB Drive Corruption: