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How to Read a Mac Drive (HFS+ and APFS) from Windows Systems?

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Windows systems, by default, cannot read from Mac formatted drives. So when you connect a Mac formatted (as in HFS+ or APFS) drive to Windows system, it will offer to erase it and format it in order to make it compatible.

However, if you’ve foreseen that you are going to use a particular device on both Windows and Mac, then it will usually be formatted with exFAT, which is compatible with both these systems. If that’s not the case, your drive will be formatted with HFS+ or APFS file systems in most cases.

A background on HFS+ and APFS file systems

HFS+ was introduced in 1998 as a successor of Mac’s first file system, HFS. It was designed to support much larger files compared to HFS and also allowed for better space utilization.

But with the release of the new OS High Sierra, Mac introduced a new file system called APFS. APFS is aimed to fix some core issues of HFS+ such as concurrent file system access and sparse file support.

When you connect a Mac drive (HFS+ or APFS) to Windows…

When you connect a Mac drive (formatted using HFS+ or APFS) to a Windows system, it will immediately ask you to format the drive with a message as follows:

‘You need to format the drive in drive before you can use it’.

But warning! If you proceed with formatting, all the contents of the drive will be erased. Of course, if you don’t have any important files, you can go ahead and format. But if that’s not the case, click ‘Cancel’ and use other third-party tools that allow you to access Mac formatted drives from Windows PC’s.

Since these third-party tools are specially designed to read data from Mac formatted drives through Windows, so you should be able to read files without any difficulty.

Option 1: Use HFS Explorer (HFS+ only)

This is a basic tool if all you need is to read some files from an HFS+ formatted drive from your Windows PC’s. It doesn’t allow you to write to these Mac drives, but it can be used to read from HFS, HFS+ and HFSX drives.

The advantage of this tool is that it is completely free to use allowing you to read and copy files from the Mac drives.

Note: If you encounter a situation where partitions are lost or corrupt due to using disk management tools, due to bad sectors or due to other reasons, use Remo Recover to recover lost partitions on Mac. This tool can also be used to recover HFS partitions, HFS+ partitions and supports all Mac OS versions.

Option 2: APFS for Windows by Paragon

If you want to read and write files to APFS formatted drives, then this tool is a good choice. It supports APFS formatted SSD’s, HDD’s and flash drives.

Although this is not a free tool, you can invest in it if you regularly read and write from APFS formatted drives through Windows. Once you download the software, just connect your APFS drive and it will show up in Explorer. Just click on the drive and access it like you would any other drive.

Option 3: MacDrive (Supports both HFS+ and APFS)

MacDrive is a tool that allows you to read from both HFS+ and APFS drives. In addition to reading files, it also supports writing into these drives.

Again, although this is a paid tool, it can be useful if you use APFS or HFS+ formatted drives from Windows systems regularly. There is nothing fancy you need to learn to use this tool. Just download the software and connect your Mac drive, the drive will show up just like any other drive for you to access.

Option 4: UFS Explorer (Supports both HFS+ and APFS)

UFS Explorer is another great tool to access APFS and HFS+ drives from Windows systems. This tool offers both free and paid versions. The free version allows you to read Mac drives, but has limitations w.r.t file size and save functionality. But the paid version offers all features and allows you to work with APFS and HFS+ file systems, disk images, RAID arrays, and virtual disks.

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How to Fix the Error ‘The specified disk is not convertible’?

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Fix Error The specified disk is not convertible

The error ‘The specified disk is not convertible’ implies that the disk that the MBR disk is not convertible to GPT. Since this error is related to MBR and GPT partitioning, it is important to understand what these terms indicate and what are they used for.

Difference between MBR and GPT partitions

A partition is a small logical division on a hard disk. A partition table is a table that contains details about the different partitions on the disk. There are 2 types of partition tables; namely MBR and GPT. MBR is an old method of partitioning that is still in use even today. Some disadvantages of MBR are that it supports hard disk sizes of only 2 TB and it doesn’t allow more than 4 partitions on the disk.

GPT, on the other hand, is a new method of partitioning that allows you to create an almost infinite number of partitions on the disk (but Windows limits it to 128) and one partition can have about 256 TB space. Another advantage of using GPT style is that it stores multiple copies of boot and partitioning data. So even if this data is corrupted, GPT is capable of recovering it easily, which is not possible with MBR.

Error ‘The specified disk is not convertible’ when converting MBR to GPT

Due to the advantages of GPT’s offer, you may need to convert your MBR disks to GPT. And in order to convert MBR to GPT, users often make use of the Disk Management tool. Although it works in most cases, it may fail in some cases and result in errors like ‘The specified disk is not convertible’. This is often due to not clearing the disk before beginning the MBR to GPT conversion or some errors during the conversion process.

You will find detailed instructions below on how to overcome this error and convert the disk from MBR to GPT using a command line tool called DiskPart.

  1. Use the command line Disk Management tool called ‘DiskPart’

To enter Command Prompt, just type ‘cmd’ on the taskbar and right click on Command Prompt icon. Then click ‘Run as Administrator’

When the command prompt opens, follow the instructions below:

  • Type ‘diskpart’ and hit Enter
  • Type ‘list disk’ and hit Enter
  • In the list of disks, note down the disk # of the disk you want to convert
  • Type ‘select disk #’ (where # is the disk # you want to convert to GPT) and hit Enter
  • Type ‘clean’ and hit Enter
  • Then type ‘convert mbr’ and hit Enter

Now the process of converting from GPT will begin. Once the process completes, your MBR disk will be ready. If you’ve tried this method and you continue to receive the error ‘The specified disk is not convertible’, then you can make use of free tools like ‘GParted’ to do the job for you.

GParted is a free tool that is a good alternative to the Windows built-in tool as it is specially designed for disk management operations such as creating or deleting a partition, converting from MBR to GPT etc.

Important!

Before you perform any disk related operations such as creating or deleting a partition, converting from MBR to GPT or any such thing, it is advised that you have a complete backup of your system. This is because these operations will delete all data on the disk.

If you’ve encountered data loss after a disk related operation and no backup is available, then there are data recovery tools such as Remo Recover that can recover the lost data for you. This software is capable of recovering all kinds of files like documents in various formats, images, videos and such. This tool can also be used to recover files lost due to MBR corruption. In such cases, if an entire partition has to be recovered, the tool does so very diligently by making sure the original structure of files and folders along with file names are maintained. You can also use this tool to recover data from GPT protective partition.

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5 Easy Solutions to Fix ‘I/O device error’ on SanDisk micro SD Card

SD cardsMicro SD cards are tiny storage devices used mainly on cameras and phones that allows you to store a large amount of data. Normally, these SD cards are pretty reliable and you should not have any problems using these devices provided you follow standard protocol. Standard protocol, meaning you remove the device safely after use, refrain from using the same SD card on multiple devices, etc.

No matter how reliable SD cards are, in certain situations they can sometimes get corrupt often due to human errors. Corruption in SD cards can make the data on it to become inaccessible and throw various error messages like

‘The device is inaccessible. The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error’.

Let us learn more about this error, the causes of this error and solutions to resolve it. First, let’s begin with the reasons for the ‘I/O device error’.

Reasons for the I/O device error

  • Outdated or corrupt USB drivers
  • Corruption or bad sectors on the SD card
  • Damage to the SD card
  • Problem with the USB port
  • Incompatible transfer mode

How to solve the ‘I/O device error’?

Solution 1: Check the USB connection

If you are using an external card reader to read data from the SanDisk micro SD card, remove it temporarily. Reinsert the SD card into the card reader and connect the card reader back again.

If that doesn’t work, then you can check using another USB port. You can also change the USB cable and see if that helps.

Solution 2: Run CHKDSK, disk error checking tool

CHKDSK is a wonderful built-in utility to check for errors in the disk. Follow the instructions below to run the disk checking tool.

  • First, connect your SanDisk micro SD card to the computer
  • Go to Explorer and identify the drive representing your SD card
  • Right click on the SD card drive and select Properties
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Select Properties

  • Click on the Tools tab and then Check button to begin error checking
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Disk Check

Wait for the CHKDSK process to complete. The time it takes depends on the number of errors and the size of the drive. Once CHKDSK completes, try connecting the SD card and check if the error is resolved.

Solution 3: Change IDE channel transfer properties

In some cases, the system cannot transfer data and may cause the I/O device error to appear due to an incorrect transfer mode. You can follow the below steps to fix this issue:

  1. Click Windows + X keys and select Device Manager from the menu
  2. Expand the section labeled IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
  3. Right click on the channel where the SD drive is connected (usually called Secondary IDE channel) and select Properties
  4. Go to Advanced Settings tab and select ‘PIO Only’ in the Transfer Mode section under ‘Device 0’

Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved. If not, proceed to the next step.

Solution 4: Update USB drivers

The ‘I/O device error’ can also appear when the USB drivers are corrupt or outdated. If that is the case, you can reinstall the drivers to resolve the problem:

  1. Click Windows + X keys and select Device Manager from the menu that opens
  2. Expand the hard drive category you wish to update
  3. Right click on the SD card device and choose ‘Update Drivers’
  4. Next, click ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’ to update drivers automatically.

If this doesn’t work, you can also click Uninstall Drivers to uninstall the drivers. Then restart your system for the drivers to get installed automatically.

Solution 5: Retrieve data from SD card showing ‘I/O device error’ and format it

One of the solutions described above should help you resolve the ‘I/O device error’. If not, your next best solution is to recover data from the SD card and format it. A tool called Remo Recover is the best choice to recover data from the SD card that shows I/O device error.

Even if the I/O device error is caused due to bad sectors on the drive, the software is capable of bypassing the bad sectors and creates a disk image for you to recover data. Various formats of photos, videos and audio files like JPEG, PNG, PSD, TIFF, GIF, MP4, MP3 etc. can be recovered using this software. This tool not only works with SD cards but also allows you to recover data from undetected IXpand flash drives and other brands, from external hard drives and other storage devices.

Refer this link to know how you can recover deleted pictures from SanDisk memory card.

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What to Do When SD Card is Not Detected After Windows Restart

“Why is SD card not getting detected on my computer after restart?”. This is one of the common queries raised in various forums and discussions. Even though the exact cause behind the problem “SD card is not detected after Windows restarts” are not discovered, there are few recommended solutions you can give a try.

So, in this informative blog article, I have described different troubleshooting techniques to fix “SD card is not detected after Windows restarts” issue in an easy way. Try these resolutions one after the other till your undetected SD card appears on the My Computer/This PC.

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Note: Solutions mentioned in this page are demonstrated on Windows 10 operating system running computer. However, you can implement the same on your respective Windows versions too, only the labels (options) may vary.

Instructions to Resolve SD Card Not Detected After Windows Restart Problem:

Step 1: Unlock Your SD Card

If your SD card is locked accidentally (without your knowledge), then Windows cannot recognize it. So, find the tiny switch on your SD card first, and unlock it (move the switch to opposite position). Later, try disabling and enabling the SD card. To do this,

  • Open Device Manager by clicking the Windows + X keys together
  • Find your card reader and right-click on it
  • Select the Disable device option
  • Give a pause and again right-click on the card reader
  • Click Enable device button

Step 2: Run Hardware Troubleshooter

Windows OS comes packed with various useful and easy-to-use troubleshooting tools for identifying and fixing the problems that you may encounter on daily usage. So, if your SD card is not detecting on Windows after restarts, then the best option is to run the Windows hardware troubleshooter.

Here is how to run Windows hardware troubleshooter:

  • Navigate to Settings (in Windows 10, press the Windows and I key at a time)
  • In the Settings window, click on the Update & security button
  • In the left panel, hit Troubleshoot
  • Switch to Hardware and devices section and Run the troubleshooter
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Troubleshoot Hardware-and Devices

Now, check if your SD card is detected on the computer.

Step 3: Update Windows

Since several Windows users complained that SD card is not detecting after Windows update followed by a restart, Microsoft provided a solution for this through an update.

So, if you are experiencing SD card not recognized problem after Windows update and restart, then try this resolution.

  • Open Windows Settings from the Start menu/Control Panel
  • Select Update & Security option in the Settings page
  • In the Windows Update window, click Check for updates button
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Check for updates

Along with this, also try updating driver software present on your computer.

Step 4: Change SD Card Security Permissions

  • Open Command Prompt from the Start menu and select Run as administrator
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Open Command prompt

  • Type attrib -h -r -s /s /d S:\*.* . and hit Enter key (note: replace S with your SD card drive letter)
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Type this Cmd code

 

Step 5: Assign New Drive Letter to SD Card

Try changing/assigning a new drive letter to your SD card so that it gets detected by your Windows computer. Here is how to change the drive letter of the SD card.

  • Open Disk Management from the Start menu
  • Find and right-click on your SD card
  • Select the Change Drive Letter and Paths option
  • Click Add… button
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Click Add button

  • Now select a new drive letter from the dropdown and assign it to your SD card (make sure you are selecting the unique drive letter; it is not assigned to any other drive)
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Change drive letter and paths

  • Save the changes and close Disk Management window

Check, whether this method fixed your problem or not.

Step 6: Format the SD Card

If none of the above solutions solve your problem, “SD card is not detected after windows restart” then, the final step would be to format the SD card.

Caution: It is suggested to copy entire files from your SD card before you format it since formatting completely removes data from the card. So, connect the SD card to another Windows computer and recover files from it.

If the card is not readable on any of the Windows systems then, recover data from unreadable micro SD card, SD card, memory card, etc. with the help of a reliable card data recovery program available online and proceed to format the card later.

Procedure to Format Undetected SD card on Windows:

  • Open Disk Management and right-click on your SD card
  • Select the Format option and hit Yes
  • Next, set File system as FAT32 and click OK
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Three Ways You Can Repair a Mac HFS Solid State Drive

Hierarchical File System or HFS for short is a file system that is used in Mac systems. A file system is a format that describes how the folders and files are to be placed on the disk. HFS file systems work on smaller hard disks, so in order to accommodate disks of over 100GB in size, HFS+ and HFS Extended file systems were introduced.

Whether you have HFS, HFS+ or any other file system on a regular HDD or an SSD, they are all subject to corruption issues at some point or another. Corruption in HFS file systems can occur due to various reasons such as

  • Sudden system termination during a read or write process
  • Some third-party disk management tools if used incorrectly can cause damage to file systems
  • Pulling out external storage devices without first safely ejecting the device
  • Formatting the hard drive incorrectly

If your Mac HFS solid state drive is damaged and you’re looking for ways to repair these drives, you are in the right place. Here, we are going to provide some simple and effective solutions to resolve your Mac HFS SSD drives.

  1. Repair your SSD using Disk Utility

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If you’re a Mac user, you are most likely familiar with the very common Disk Utility feature. This tool is capable of identifying and repairing corruption issues in your SSD’s using its First Aid feature. To repair and HFS SSD drive using Disk Utility, follow the steps below.

  • Go to the Applications folder on your Finder and select Utilities
  • Then select Disk Utility
  • From the left side menu, select the SSD drive you would like to repair
  • Click First Aid

Wait until the First Aid process is complete. The process will check the disk for errors and will repair them if it finds any. If Disk Utility is able to repair all the errors, then you should be able to access all files on the disk. However, if Disk Utility isn’t able to repair your disk, then you can proceed to the next troubleshooting step.

  1. Run FSCK

If Disk Utility fails to repair your SSD, then you may want to try running one of the big guns like FSCK, which stands for File System Consistency Check. It is run using the command-line, but that aspect shouldn’t keep you from using this tool. Just follow the instructions and you should be able to run this tool easily.

  1. Click Applications > Utilities > Terminal
  2. Type the following command,

‘diskutil list’

This will show you a list of all connected drives, note down the disk # of the disk you want to repair. Once you know have the details of the disk you want to repair, you are ready to run FSCK.

To run FSCK, you will need to enter the Single User Mode, which is an only text super user mode for your Mac.

  1. Turn OFF your Mac
  2. Then, turn it ON while holding Command + S keys
  3. This will land you on a page with black background and white text
  4. Type the following command

‘/ sbin/ fsck – fy’  and hit Enter

Wait for the process to complete. If you see a message ‘The file system was modified’, run the tool again till you see a ‘The volume appears to be Ok’ message. Once that’s done, type ‘reboot’ to exit single user mode and boot normally.

Disk Utility and tools like FSCK can be a lifesaver to repair corrupted or damaged SSD’s. However, if it fails to repair your drive, you can recover data using data recovery tools like Remo Recover and format the entire disk.

Recover data from corrupt SSD’s

Remo Recover is a wonderful program to recover data from corrupt SSDs and HDDs. It scans the affected drive thoroughly and using skilled recovery techniques, your data will be recovered. All kinds of files and documents are supported, that means you can recover photos, videos, text, PDF’s, Word documents and more.

Using Remo Recover, it is possible to recover HFS partitions and HFS+ partitions. Partitions along with original folder structure as well as file names are delivered to you after recovery.

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5 Quick Solutions to Fix Hard Drive Not Detected Issue after Mojave Update

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In this blog post, we discuss why your external hard drive may have problems getting detected on Mac OS Mojave. You will also learn about simple solutions to resolve this problem.

Case 1: Connection issues

Before we conclude that the issue is really with Mojave, we must see if the hard drive not detecting issue is related to connectivity problems. To do that, restart your Mac and reconnect the external hard drive. Then check if it works. If it does not, then connect the hard drive to a different port and check. You can also change the connector cable to make sure the issue is not coming from the cable. If none of these workarounds help, proceed to the next step.

Case 2: Incorrect Preference settings

It is possible that preferences have not been set to make the external storage device visible in Finder.

In order to resolve this problem, you will have to make the drive visible. To do so, go to Finder > Preferences, click on the Sidebar tab and then check External disks.

Case 3: Use Safe Mode

Safe Mode usually can resolve problems by removing cache and also prevents unnecessary applications from opening on startup. To enter Safe Mode, turn ON your Mac with the Shift key held down.

If you’re Mac opens normally in Safe Mode, then boot into normal mode and connect your external hard drive. If you still have problems, move to the next solution.

Case 4: File system incompatibility

It is also possible that your external hard disk is not being read because it has an incompatible file system. For instance, Mac OS cannot recognize drives formatted with NTFS, Ext 4, Ext 3 or Ext 2. In that case, you can connect the hard drive to a Windows computer (for NTFS) and Linux (for Ext 2, 3 and 4) to check if it is detected.

If it works on other machines, then you can backup data on the drive and format it using a file system like ExFAT which is compatible with both Mac and Windows.

Case 5: Corrupt file system

It is possible that the file system in the hard drive is corrupted due to improper handling of the device, hardware failures or logical errors. In some cases, such corruption issues can be repaired using the First Aid feature in Disk Utility. To use First Aid, click on the Apple menu and select System Preferences. Then click Disk Utility and select the external hard drive from the list of drives. Next, click First Aid to fix corruption issues.

If none of the above fixes help you solve the problem and your hard drive is still not recognized, then it is possible that the drive is damaged. In that case, it is best to recover data off the drive using Remo Recover data recovery software and replace the drive. It is probably not worth risking your valuable data with this drive.

Recover data using Remo Recover

As far as data recovery is concerned, Remo Recover is an excellent choice as it is capable of recovering data from damaged drives in the same form and structure as it was originally. It can recover data from hard drives, SSD’s, IDE, USB flash drives, iPods, FireWire devices, etc. The tool offers a simple interface to make data recovery simple for all kinds of users irrespective of whether they have a technical background.

You can also use the tool to recover data from corrupt Mac volumes and drives. There is also a Windows version available with support for all the latest Windows versions.

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Quick Steps to Create a Recovery USB Drive for macOS Mojave

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Very much like the older versions of Mac OS, you can easily create a recovery drive for Mac OS Mojave. So, if you’re looking for ways to create a recovery USB drive for Mac OS Mojave, you are in the right place. It’s pretty simple to do, so let’s jump right in to find the requirements to create a recovery USB flash drive.

Requirements needed to create a USB recovery drive for Mac Mojave

  • A USB flash drive (preferably 16GB or higher)
  • Mojave installer
  • A Mac compatible with Mac OS Mojave

Note: If you have downloaded the Mojave installer earlier and used it to update your Mac, the installer file would have deleted itself after an update. In that case, please use a fresh Mojave installer from the Mac App Store.

Procedure to create a USB recovery drive for Mac OS Mojave

Before you begin with the process of creating a USB recovery drive, it is important to understand that the USB will be erased and formatted in order to become a recovery disk. So, make sure you backup data on the USB drive before starting and then follow the steps below.

  1. Download the latest version of Mac OS Mojave from the App Store and save it in /Applications Directory
  2. Plug in the USB drive to the same Mac. Format the USB to make it compatible with your Mac if it is not already
  3. Then go to Applications > Utilities > Terminal to open the Terminal application
  4. In the Terminal, type the following command sudo (drag and drop the installation media file) –volume (drag and drop the USB drive to identify its location)
  1. Hit Return and enter the password when prompted

The installation process will begin and installer files will be copied to the USB flash drive. This process may take anywhere around 20 to 30 minutes. After the process is complete, you are ready to use the USB flash drive as a Mojave installer or a recovery drive.

Data recovery from Mac’s

Usually, before you perform an OS installation or a format, a usual course of action is to back up your data first. In that case, after the installation is complete, backed up data is restored and all will be good.

However, if the OS reinstall is not planned and you are doing it to recover from a crash or other disasters, then you may not have a backup in place. In that case, data recovery software like Remo Recover can be of great help. It is designed to recover data after OS reinstallation from your Mac devices. It can also recover data after formatting/partitioning drives on your Mac. So if you are looking to recover data in any of these circumstances, Remo Recover is a perfect choice for you.

This software also offers a file recovery version that allows you to recover deleted or lost files. Refer the link find missing files on Mac for details on the recovery process.

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Why isn’t My USB showing When Connected to Computer on Windows?

You plug in your USB drive to your computer but realize that it is not being recognized. You try reconnecting the device multiple times but no luck. You were using the USB drive until recently and you know there is nothing with the drive. What could the problem be? Is it something to do with hardware? Or is it a software issue? Is there a way to fix this issue? Read this article to find out. The reasons for the error as well as solutions to resolve the same are covered in this article.

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The main reasons for your computer not recognizing the connected USB drive are described as follows.

  • Issues with USB port
  • Corrupted or out-dated USB drivers
  • Corruption in the USB drive
  • Dead USB drive

Troubleshooting guide to resolve ‘USB drive not recognized’ on Windows 10, 8 and 7

Step 1: Check if the USB drive is visible in Disk Management

  • Click on Windows + R keys to open Run
  • Type ‘diskmgmt.msc’ in the Run dialogue and hit Enter

In the Disk Management window, check if you can see the USB device listed. If yes, please proceed to the next step. If not, then the issue could be probably due to a faulty USB port or the USB drive itself. In that case, try connecting the USB drive to a different USB port and check if it works. If it does, then the issue is very well with the USB port. If it doesn’t, try another USB drive and connect it to the same computer and check if it works. If it works, then the issue is with the USB drive you’re using. In that case, skip to Step 3 of this article.

Step 2: Update or fix driver issues

Drivers are files that provide a medium for USB or other hardware to communicate with the OS of a computer. So, if a driver is out-dated or corrupted, the respective hardware, USB drive, in this case, may not work properly.

You can fix driver issues through the Device Manager by following the steps below.

  • Click on Windows + R keys to open Run
  • Type ‘devmgmt.msc’ and hit Enter to open Device Manager
  • In the Device Manager window, check for your USB drive. See if there is a yellow exclamatory mark beside it. If there is, right click on the USB drive and click Update drivers
  • Then, select ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’

If this doesn’t work, you can also select ‘Uninstall’ when you right click on the USB drive. Then reboot your computer to automatically reinstall drivers. If the problem is related to drivers, this Step 2 troubleshooting guide should help you resolve the issue.

Step 3: Format USB drive

Some logical errors may be causing your USB drive to not show up on the computer. In that case, you can reformat the USB drive using the Disk Management tool available readily on your computer. But before you proceed with formatting, make sure you recover data from the USB in question using a data recovery tool called Remo Recover. It is a fantastic tool to recover files from corrupted or damaged USB drives. The main advantage of this tool is that it is capable of recovering files in the same manner as it was originally. It works with all versions of Windows and Mac OS’s, so should not have problems with compatibility. Refer recover files from broken flash drives for details on the data recovery process and to learn more about the product.

Once you have recovered data using Remo Recover, follow the steps below to format the drive.

  • Click on Windows + R keys to open Run
  • Type ‘diskmgmt.msc’ in the Run dialogue and hit Enter
  • In the Disk Management window, right click on the USB drive and select Format
  • Select a label for the drive, choose a drive letter and click Ok

Wait for the format process to complete and once that’s done, your issue should be resolved. We hope that one of these methods help you resolve the USB issue. If it doesn’t help, your USB drive may be damaged and may need replacement.