How to Recover Lost/Deleted Files from Flash Drive ?

Flash drive is a portable storage device used to transfer files between different computers and also notebooks. Due to its capability to store large amount of data, the chances of getting corrupted are more and hence this file recovery software comes in to picture, which can recover files lost or deleted from the flash drive. You can use this flash drive recovery tool to restore deleted files on Windows XP, 2003, 2008, Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. It provides you complete scanning and recovery of your flash drive, so that the chances of files left behind are less. You can also use this efficient software for file recovery from external HDD, FireWire drives and external USB drives/flash drives. Memory card recovery is also possible using this tool as it can recover files from CF card, SD card, XD card and MMC used in camcorders, digital cameras, mobile phones and personal computers. This recovery software for flash drive provides the option to save the recovery session to avoid the re-scanning of drive in future. Also, the recovery tool can be used as file recovery software for Mac OS X like Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion.

While accessing flash drive connected to the computer, if you deleted files unintentionally, you can use this software to retrieve accidentally deleted files. There are many factors that are responsible for the data loss in flash drives. This recovery software for flash drive can be used effectively in the following data loss cases:

  • Accidental formatting: This software gives you the complete recovery of files, if they are lost due to accidental formatting of flash drive.
  • Virus intrusion: If the computer, to which your flash drive is connected, is affected by virus or when you transfer some virus-infected files to flash drive from the internet; there are more chances of files and drive itself getting corrupted.
  • Improper removal: This factor refers to the scenario in which you unplug your flash drive without using "Safely Remove Hardware" option provided in Windows OS. This may lead to data loss or corruption.
  • Read and write cycle loss: Flash drives have a limited number of read and write cycles available on their chips, so these chips will start getting corrupted after certain number of cycles. This may also lead to inaccessible data.

In addition to the above mentioned scenarios, this software may also be used to recover files from lost partition of a hard drive or external hard drive. So, it can be said that whatever may be the reason for the loss of your valuable data; this file recovery software can be used for recovering your files. This software 's Mac edition is also effective in Mac machine and can recover files from trash bin. Simply follow the steps mentioned below to use this flash drive recovery software.

Simple steps to recover files from external USB drives:-

Step A: Run the software by using the desktop icon or the start menu icon, application window appears as shown in Fig a.

 

Recovery Software for Flash Drive - Welcome Screen

Fig a: Welcome Screen

 

Step B:  In the next screen, select either “Recover Lost Files” or “Recover Deleted Files” option based on your requirement. A new screen appears in which list of detected drives are displayed as shown in Fig b, select your connected flash drive and click “Next”.

 

Recovery Software for Flash Drive - Detected drives

Fig b: Detected drives

 

Step C: Select the file types from the list provided by the software to recover files based on signatures, or skip this advanced scanning technique by clicking on “Skip” and click “Next” to start the normal scanning and recovery process, as shown in Fig c

Recovery Software for Flash Drive - Advanced Search Option

Fig c: Advanced search method

 

Step D: Once the recovery process accomplishes, list of recovered files are displayed which can be viewed using any of the “Data view” or “File Type view” option, as shown in Fig d

 

Recovery Software for Flash Drive - List of Recovered Files

Fig d: List of Recovered Data

 

Step E: If you are satisfied with the recovered results, select the files to recover and click “Next” to purchase the full version of the software and save the data on hard drive, CD/DVD, etc.

 

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