This topic will guide you in how to retrieve your data and files from a corrupted SD card or USB drive in windows 11, windows 10, windows 8, windows 7 or windows Vista with the following or another error messages: “Please Insert a disk into USB drive”, or “You need to format the disk in drive H before you can use it, do you want to format it now?“
It is a common knowledge that memory cards or USB flash drives are the most vulnerable to damage and file loss among the rest of the storage media. This damage may occur as a result of a virus attack, sudden memory removal from the camera, mobile phone, computer or any other device, or perhaps as a result of the device stopping during the process of writing to the memory, or for any other reason. Therefore, you may be surprised by the inability to open that memory or disk in the computer with an error message that says: “Please Insert a disk into USB drive”, or “You need to format the disk in drive H before you can use it, do you want to format it now?“
If you have a corrupted USB drive or memory card with similar or different error message, you have a chance to recover your lost files and data easily by following the next steps of this topic.
Steps to fix both “Please Insert a Disk Into USB Drive” and “You Need to Format the Disk in Drive H” errors: