USB drive is one of the latest discoveries in recent times. It is a boon to technology and provides easy and convenient data storage as compared to the older Floppy drives and even CD / DVD drives. USB drives have flash memory for storing data and uses Universal Serial Bus interface for data transfer. It is very small device and weighs merely as low as 20 – 30 g. With great portability and plenty of data storage, USB drives are one of the largest selling removable storage devices in the world.
Now a day’s, people worldwide have lot of data consisting of documents, photos, videos, emails, etc that they need to use frequently. Always carrying personal computer or laptop is not possible because of their large size. Hence, USB drives play an important role here. Due to its small size it can be carried easily thus allowing you to have regular access to your important files and folders. However, you may come across a complex situation of data loss due to formatting of USB drive. Your complete data on USB drive is gone causing you lot of problems.
Deletion of files and folders on USB drive is very common. You mostly delete some of the unimportant data and stores new data on USB drive. Nevertheless, due to some "Format Errors" that come when you connect USB drive to a computer there might be a chance of accidental format of USB drive. In such terrible scenarios, you can use data recovery tools to perform formatted data recovery of USB drive. One such advanced tool is lost data recovery utility. It is one of the best tools when it comes to restore lost files and folders in complex data loss scenarios on Windows. For example – restore lost files from hard disk drive that fails to boot.
This software has specially designed algorithms that extract lost or deleted files from the USB drive based on file signatures. It will recover about 300 different file types and even allows you to add new file types. You can use it to restore RAW photos of professional DSLR’s and to also undelete lost SD card files, used in cell phones or any other multimedia devices. The software can also be comfortably used to restore files from flash memory card, FireWire drive, computer hard drive & external hard drive also. It comes in a free demo version to let you evaluate the chances of data recovery.
You can restore your lost documents, photos and videos on USB drive by following few steps:
Step 1: Install the tool on your Windows PC and connect USB drive. Now open the software to see main window as shown in Fig A
Fig A: Main Window
Step 2: First select "Recover Partitions / Drives" and then select "Formatted / Reformatted Recovery". The tool searches all available drives on PC and shows you on screen as shown in Fig B
Fig B: Select USB Drive
Step 3: Select USB drive and click on "Next" to let software scan your USB drive for lost data. The recovered files and folders can be viewd in both Data View and File Type View.
Step 4: At last, it shows you a list of recovered files and folders. Double click on any one to preview it as shown in Fig C
Fig C: Preview Recovered Files