USB Memory Stick Recovery
If you’ve been archiving, copying or creating valuable data on to a USB memory stick but can’t access it afterwards, due to an accident (it’s not unusual to damage a USB stick by dropping or bumping the computer it’s in) or some other action, then here are some tips to aid recovery.
First of all please be aware that the number one rule in all of this is to avoid trying to fix it yourself as that can make things worse and then make the expert’s job harder if not impossible.
An explanation of what might have happened can be seen here: https://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/computing/accessories/recover-retrieve-data-photos-files-from-usb-flash-stick-key-11364025840144
And possible solutions here: https://helpdeskgeek.com/help-desk/how-to-recover-files-from-a-damaged-usb-stick/
If it is pressingly urgent, it is worth considering a professional data recovery company, be careful in your choice to ensure security of confidential or sensitive data – and if an offer seems to good to be true then be very wary.
From an informed search it looks like R3 Data Recovery have a good recent record – I have no connection to them and do not benefit from suggesting them: