Formatted USB Drive Data Recovery
The USB drive is a small and portable flash storage device, which is used to store images, videos, music, documents, etc. very easily. It is also convenient to carry and exchange information between different computers anywhere and anytime. Since the USB flash drives are widely used today, there is a better chance of data loss from it. You may lose entire data from that drive easily after formatting. Many of users format their USB storage accidentally and lose all files and folders easily. Data recovery after formatting is neither impossible nor a complex task today. If you have lost valuable information through the formatting of a flash drive, you can unformat USB drive easily using this prominent USB Recovery Tool. This application performs a formatted USB drive recovery operation ignoring the circumstances of formatting. It is an effective utility to recover files after formatting the USB drive as a whole. This advanced toolkit can also be used to recover data from a broken flash drive, dead USB drives, corrupted drives, and formatted USB drives in a hassle-free manner.
You may lose files from the USB drive through formatting in several instances such as:
Accidental Formatting: You can unintentionally format the USB drive while trying to format some unimportant drive on your system leading to severe data loss. For example, when you are freeing up some memory space, you might mistakenly select the USB drive connected to the computer. It will remove all the files from that drive in a few minutes. Then, you should use this software to recover data from the formatted USB.
Virus Attack: It is another important reason responsible for USB drive formatting. If the USB drive is infected by a severe virus, it will be very difficult to access files from that drive. In such a case, the formatting of the drive will be the only option to use that drive. If your anti-virus installed in the system fails to remove those viruses, you have to format that drive as early as possible. It results to the complete loss of data from that USB external drive.
File System Corruption: File system of a drive keep s all information about files residing on that drive if it is corrupted in any reason, the USB drive turns inaccessible and all information will be missing. Next to file system corruption, you need to format that drive with a new file system, which results to complete loss of files. In such a case, you will encounter an error message like “Disk not formatted. Do you want to format it now?". To restore data from USB drive after getting this error message, this restoration program will be the prime solution.
In any of these instances, you can employ this utility to recover files after formatting USB drive in a few simple clicks. It avails various amazing characteristics to retrieve intact data from USB HDD after thorough scanning. It can recover files from FAT, exFAT, NTFS, NTFS 5 formatted drive with the utmost ease. It is very proficient to retrieve all types of files including documents, images, video files, music, application or other data on the drive. Moreover, one can utilize this same tool to restore data from thumb drives, SSD's, memory cards, flash drives on Windows and Mac systems.
Steps to Recover Files after Formatting USB Drive
Step 1: Download, and install the free version of USB Recovery Tool on your system, plug USB drive to the computer, and launch the software. Then, from the Home Screen, choose Recover Partitions option, and then choose the drive representing the formatted USB drive from the list of available drives, and hit Scan button to initiate scanning process, as shown the figure 1.
Figure 1: Home Wizard
Step 2: Now the tool starts scanning the USB drive to find its lost, and deleted data, as shown below in figure 2.
Figure 2: Select USB Drive
Step 3: Upon the completion of the scanning and recovery process, it displays the list of recovered files. You can view the recovered data in two views- Data View and File Type View as shown in figure 3.
Figure 3: List of Recovered Files
Step 4: Before saving the recovered files, you can preview each of the files by right-clicking on the respective file and choosing Preview option to ensure safe recovery of the files as shown in figure 4.
Figure 4: Preview Recovered Files
Step 5: If you are satisfied with the recovery results of the software then activate the license key and save the recovered files at the location of your choice as shown in figure 5.
Figure 5: Save Recovered Files