You don't need an image. Just format it. Put your drive into a USB port; right click on that drive after it appears in My Computer and select Format; set the File System drop-down to NTFS (better file storage space) or FAT32 (more compatibility in older operating systems) and click Start.
Depending on the file type/format you are trying to read, you may need a specific type of editor. What is the file type (file extension)? You can right-click on the file and select Properties to find out more information about the file.
Your laptop may need drivers installed for your flash drive. Visit your USB drive manufacturer's website, find the "Support" page, and download the drivers for your specific drive. Be sure to know what version of your operating system you are running as it may be necessary to ensure you get compatible drivers. Install the drivers and try again.
I've seen this due to not having the correct drivers on your computer that support the connected flash drive. Visit the flash drive manufacturer website and look for support there. You may be able to download a driver. Be sure to know what you operating system is because that may matter to select the correct drivers.
Take your memory card out of the device and switch the position of the "lock" tab. One position is for "locked" (i.e., "Write Protected") and the other position will allow the card to be written to (unlocked).
Here is a video tutorial that can help you restore card data back from this formatted SD card step by step: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PAMc6eNPbU
I find it when my Seagate hard drive was formatted by my friend and it helps me restore most of my drive videos, files and images.
So, it can also be useful for you.
From now on, make SD card data backups all the time.
On Windows systems you may drag and drop or copy and paste.
Bring up your flash drive by double clicking it : Start - Computer -click on the flash drive.. Make that window smaller by clicking on the square "windows" icon if you want . Then you can open the files you wish to copy, highlight them and right click "copy" then click on the flash drive window and right click and "paste" Or you may open both the flash drive window and the files you wish to copy window and drag and drop them into the flash drive window by clicking on the file and holding the mouse button down while "dragging" it into the flash drive window then releasing the mouse button.
If you're in Windows you can go into your Administrative Tools > Computer Management and select Storage > Disk Management. You can work with any drive attached to your computer from there. Just right click on the drive and choose "Change drive letter and paths".