Tips to recover files deleted or lost from USB flash drive

USB flash drive is a removable and rewritable storage device used for storing the user data. USB flash drives use the flash memory technology and are integrated with a Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface. Many companies like SanDisk, Kingston, Transcend, Sony, HP, Samsung, and Toshiba manufactures the USB flash drives. However, in some disastrous situations, the files stored under USB flash drive may get delete or loss due to some reasons. In such kinds of instances, you need to make use of good third party file recovery software in order to recover files from USB drive.

Use of USB flash drive has become more for storing user data such as digital photos, word document files, video files, and audio files etc. Nowadays USB flash drives are available with maximum storage capacity up to 128GB. For Windows systems, a USB flash drive can be formatted with the FAT32 file system. Sometimes you may face some disastrous situations resulting in loss of files stored in a USB flash drive. Most common case scenarios in which loss of files on USB flash drives may take place are corruption of file system, accidental deletion of wrong files, accidental formatting of a USB flash drive, and incomplete or improper file transfer from USB flash drive to other storage device. Let us briefly describe some of the important scenarios in which the loss files on a USB flash drive can take place.

  • Accidental deletion of files on a USB flash drive: Windows only stores files deleted from file manager into the Recycle Bin. But not from removable media such as memory card, USB flash drive, thumb drive, and floppy disk and nor does it store files deleted from network drives. Suppose you have connected a USB flash drive to your computer and accidentally deleted few important files on it. However, this may lead to loss of files.
  • Accidental formatting of a UAB flash drive: Formatting of a USB flash drive on your computer will erases the files stored on it. Suppose you have connected a USB flash drive to computer and accidentally formatted it on your computer. However, this may lead loss of files stored on a USB flash drive.
  • Corruption of file system: The file system on a USB flash drive may become corrupt due to improper ejection of a USB flash drive when file transferring process is in progress or virus attack. Once file system has become corrupt it will lead to files stored on a USB flash drive becomes inaccessible and hence resulting in loss of files.

In order to recover deleted or lost files from a USB flash drive, you need to make use of good third party file recovery software. Remo Recover (Windows) – Media Edition software is efficient in recovering deleted, lost or formatted files such as digital photos, video files, audio files, and other document files from USB flash drive. By using this software, you can also recover deleted or lost media files of various file types from various storage medium such as flash memory card, iPod, external USB hard drive, compact flash card, and USB pen drive etc. You can download demo version of this file recovery software that helps you to make a free trial.