What are the best ways to format a damaged USB?

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    #1[TUTORIAL] How to Repair USB Flash Drives Broken, Unrecognized, Not Detected

    [TUTORIAL] How to Repair USB Flash Drives Broken, Unrecognized, Not Detected

    How to Repair USB Flash Drives Broken, Unrecognized, Not Detected is an article on the SERT Data Recovery website that explains how to repair a USB flash drive if it's physically damaged, or if you're having some other trouble with it like you computer isn't recognizing it, and such.

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    Eric Watson
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "I have a busted thumb drive with a bunch of old school documents on it. Unfortunately this article didn't really help me. It is still broken after following all the steps."
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    #2[TUTORIAL] How to Repair a USB Flash Drive

    [TUTORIAL] How to Repair a USB Flash Drive

    How to Repair a USB Flash Drive is a wikiHow that teaches you how to fix a malfunctioning flash drive. 

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    Roger Fox
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "Don't expect any miracles, but this is a good reference if you've got a USB drive that suddenly stops working. It even goes so far as telling you how to repair some physical damage (involves soldering, so keep that in mind). Trouble is, sometimes you're out of luck no matter what."
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    #3[TUTORIAL] How To Repair Corrupted Pen Drive or SD Card In Simple Steps?

    [TUTORIAL] How To Repair Corrupted Pen Drive or SD Card In Simple Steps?

    How To Repair Corrupted Pen Drive or SD Card In Simple Steps? is an article by Fossbytes that explains a method you can use to try and restore the information on a damaged pen drive or SD card.

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    Katherine Gomez
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "This article has some really great tips on troubleshooting your damaged USB drive. If you've got a corrupted or damaged SD card or drive, this has great suggestions to get started on a DIY repair."
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    #4[TUTORIAL] Repairing Corrupted Files using CMD

    [TUTORIAL] Repairing Corrupted Files using CMD

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    Repairing Corrupted Files using CMD is a video by C For Click that teaches you how to use CMD to restore or fix any a storage device along with any other files that may have been lost or deleted within it.

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    Sue Yu
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "Get the Best ways to format a damaged USB, including How to Repair USB Flash Drives Broken, Unrecognized, Not Detected, How to Repair a USB Flash Drive, How To Repair Corrupted Pen Drive or SD Card In Simple Steps? and other top solutions."
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    #5[TUTORIAL] USB Drive Recovery

    [TUTORIAL] USB Drive Recovery

    USB Drive Recovery is an article by Fabrizio Ferri-Benedetti on the Softonic website that explains how to use the software Partition Wizard to recover a USB drive that can’t be read.

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    Benjamin Little
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "My usb drive has all of my pictures on it. Recently I tried to load it and it wouldn't work. I came on here hoping to find a solution to fix it. I was told to read the article How to recover a USB drive. This took me step by step on how to recover the information stuck on my USB drive and I was able to save my pictures. "
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