How to Recover Corrupt Pen Drive?

Hi all,

I have a 4 gb pen drive. There is no data in the pen drive, it shows empty folder. But in properties it shows 3.76 GB used space.

I have tried multiple methods like tried almost everythign available online. Tried to list out hidden file, but there are no hidden files in the folder. There is no virus as I have already scanned it.

I tried to format it, but it doesn't get completely formatted. At 100% format stat it shows an error something like "Windows can't complete the error". In command prompt it shows "Invalid Data" or something like this.

I don't want to recover the data. I just want to recover my USB device so I can reuse it. Can anyone help please?

Thanks in advance

Looking forward to possitive & possible solution.
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  1. Reformat it?
  2. yes it chould fix it
  3. I tried to format it many times, but it doesn't get formated. At the end of the process it shows an error.
  4. well then it is flushed you cannot use it anymore sorry
    probably bad luck :(

    what did you do with it??
  5. did y use it on another system??
    like xbox ??
    PS3??
    PS4??
  6. Alpha3031 said:
    Reformat it?


    karlosrehe said:
    did y use it on another system??
    like xbox ??
    PS3??
    PS4??


    I have used it in Windows XP & Fedora only.
  7. karlosrehe said:
    well then it is flushed you cannot use it anymore sorry
    probably bad luck :(

    what did you do with it??


    I have done nothing :( just used it in windows then plugged it in Fedora. I tried to do cut paste, but folders were not moving so I tried to format it. Initially it was showing error and not getting formatted. Then when I replugged it, folder was empty message was there in USB drive, but 3.76/4 GB was used space :(
  8. the other system just overwrited the drive because it has a diffrent os
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