1.    17 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 1,571
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Inaccesable Flash Drive

    Anyone know how to recover a flash drive thatís suddenly become inaccessible?

    Hereís the issue, I plug in a 64gg SanDisk flash drive and click on it and Windows advises me to "Insert a disk, and then try again"

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    Anyway, anyone know how to recover this drive? Donít care about the files, just want the drive being itís a 64 gigger.

    BTW I'm also unable to format drive...

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  2.    17 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,349
    Windows 10 Pro

    Unplug the flash drive. From the power icon on the start menu click Restart to do a full restart of the computer. Once it back up and stable, plug the flash drive back in. Then open either a Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin) or Win+R to open a run dialog. Run diskpart. In diskpart run:
    list disk

    Copy and paste the results. Then exit and exit to exit diskpart and then exit the command window.
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  3.    17 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 1,571
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    Thanks but I stumbled upon a solution here - Fix 'Please insert a disk into removable disk' without losing data

    I didn't follow all the procedures, just the part about going to Disk Manager and changing drive letters. Problem was when I first went to Disk Management, I didn't see the drive because I was looking for a drive letter. However, the drive was showing as unformatted so I simply formatted the drive.

    Oddly, it formatted in RAW, but reformatting got it to NTFS. After that, I assigned a drive letter and all was good. Didn't worry about data recovery because I knew there was nothing there to worry about.

    Anyway all is good now. Thanks. And thanks for the tip. +1
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