How to recover corrupted emulator USB drive

September 30, 2016 at 14:49:41
Specs: Windows 10
I was using an emulator on my USB and it could not save state for some reason. I took out my UsB and put it back and then my emulator could save state. However, when I looked through the files some folders such as that of my emulator and the game I was playing were corrupted. I could open the folder but inside there were garbage files. When I tried to open one of these it said that the file did not exist. I tried to copy back all of my data to the USB when it crashed. Now I cannot open it at all. It registers when I plug it in and appears in My Computer but when I try to open it it says "Please insert a disk into drive F". This has other important data so how do I recover it?

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#1
September 30, 2016 at 19:03:41
A flash drive (if that's what you have) isn't the best device to do a lot of reading and writing to.

It might be a bigger problem since it appears the drive isn't being recognized anymore but you can try recovery software. Here's one:

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/downloa...

Others may post in with their own preferences.


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#2
October 1, 2016 at 14:20:13
I tried ZA Recovery. It only found my C drive and not my USB after searching for drives for a long time.
Is it possible that there is something else, or is my data lost forever?
I have already tried Yodot (which failed) and using Linux Mint (which also failed).

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#3
October 2, 2016 at 02:36:45
Most likely the memory chips inside the pen drive have become corrupted, rendering the pen drive useless. This is not fixable, nor is the data that was on it recoverable, so the pen drive will have to be thrown away.

As previously stated, a pen drive is not suitable for what you are using it for.
Internal or external hard drive is what you should be using.


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#4
October 2, 2016 at 04:08:52
Is it possible to even recover the raw binary to see if fragments of the data are still present? I am fine with losing the corrupted folders, but would like to find any way possible to recover the rest of the data.

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#5
October 2, 2016 at 04:21:41
Confirm this is an usb thumb drive please.

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#6
October 2, 2016 at 04:28:52
"Please Insert a Disk into Drive" Error In Windows
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topi...

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#7
October 2, 2016 at 04:41:54
It is an USB thumb drive, and there are no other drives.

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#8
October 2, 2016 at 04:45:03
Waiting on an reply to post #6

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#9
October 2, 2016 at 04:47:10
I tried that, and nothing happened.

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#10
October 2, 2016 at 04:51:32
Please reply fully to all posts please. We cannot assume anything.

What does disk management show when you plug it in?

Have you tried the drive in other comps?


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#11
October 2, 2016 at 04:57:56
Disk management works fine if my USB is removed but otherwise it just says "Connecting to Virtual Disk Service".

I have tried the drive in other computers, but the problem is just the same.


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#12
October 2, 2016 at 05:02:32
Let me look at these logs for more clues.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
If we have to run Farbar more than once, refer this SS.
http://i.imgur.com/yUxNw0j.gif
Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the Desktop.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt)
The logs are large, upload them using Zippy ( No account/registration needed ) or upload to a site of your choosing. Give us the links please.
http://www.zippyshare.com/
Instructions on how to use ZippyShare.
http://i.imgur.com/naG6t2T.gif
http://i.imgur.com/Vi9ZdIh.gif
http://i.imgur.com/1IZu5kP.gif


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#13
October 2, 2016 at 05:43:08
I'm going to bed.

Go into Services > Virtual Disk.
Is it Running"
Is it set on Manual?

More to try.

USB Device Not Recognized in Windows 10 / 8 / 7
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/usb-d...
External Drive Not Recognized? This Is How To Fix It In Windows
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/extern...
Remove Virus from Computer or USB Drive by Command Prompt ( includes autorun.inf removal )
https://www.oxhow.com/remove-virus-...
Removing a virus without using any anti-virus software
http://www.instructables.com/id/Rem...

SoftPerfect File Recovery
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
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http://www.freewarefiles.com/screen...
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Recuva
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
Recuva - Slim (No Toolbar)
http://www.freewarefiles.com/Recuva...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/screen...
http://www.recuva.com/
To restore the files in the same folders they were deleted from, select Restore folder structure.
https://www.piriform.com/docs/recuv...

Lazesoft Data Recovery Home
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.lazesoft.com/download.html


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