Deleted File Recovery from USB Flash Drive on Windows 7

“My friend was somewhat careless about his things, recently without concerning about the files that were still opened on USB flash drive he improperly removed the drive without using “Eject” or “Safely Remove Hardware” options. After sometime, when he inserted that flash drive to his Windows 7 system, the device became inaccessible showing an error message to format the flash drive. His positive response results in loss of files and folder that were stored in USB drive. Please any one suggest a proper way to restore deleted data from USB flash drive”

If you have come across this kind of situation, then you can restore missing files from USB drive using fine file recovery tool. The USB flash drives are smaller, faster and more reliable removable storage device. It has huge storage capacity and durability, at the same time you may end up with data loss on USB drive. You may wonder about how to extract deleted files from flash drive. Nothing to get worry!!! As stated above it is possible achieve USB flash drive data recovery on Windows 7.

Case scenarios for deleting data from USB flash drive:

  • Unintentional Deletion: You may remove particular file from flash drive carelessly or without any intention. This leads will permanently delete that file from flash drive as deleted files from externally connected drives do not get stored in Recycle Bin
  • Inadvertent Format: Sometimes users may accidentally format their USB drive instead of formatting a particular partition on Windows 7 system. Users may commit such faults when you are in urgency for any auspicious meeting or occasion
  • Sudden System Shutdown: Turning off the computer abnormally while file transferring process is still going on from USB drive to system, may leads to data loss
  • Anti-virus Scan: When your USB drive is infected by viruses, then you go for an anti-virus application that clear viruses and during this process some of your important files might get deleted from flash drive. In some scenarios unauthenticated anti-virus software may vanish your important and valuable files into ether thereby bring about data loss

It becomes a frustrating situation when you discover that you have missing important official documents, favorite movie files, holiday trip pictures and anniversary clicks, etc which was preserved on your USB flash drive. Don’t worry!!! As mentioned earlier you can restore data from USB drive using third party utility like Yodot File Recovery.

Brief outline about the software

Yodot File Recovery is a specialized file recovery software that has the capability to retrieve wide range of file types such as documents, PDF files, presentation files, audio/video files, images files and many more. You can extract files from various USB flash drives manufactured by Transcend, HP, SanDisk, Sony, Kingston, etc on Windows 7. Other than flash drives, you can regain files from hard drives, memory cards, FireWire drives, external hard drives, etc on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 using this wizard.

Steps to rescue deleted files from USB flash on Windows 7:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery software and install it to your Windows 7 desktop / laptop
  • Plug in your USB flash drive to the system and wait until it get detected
  • Run the application and track the main screen instructions
  • Two options, “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File  Recovery” will be displayed on the main screen
  • Select any option depends up on your data loss scenario
  • The tool scans and displays all the logical drives associated with Windows 7 system, including externally connected USB drive
  • Choose the flash drive and click on “Next” option
  • The software scans entire device and displays all the recoverable files in two different views, “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview the files and folders using “Preview” option and save the regained files to destination location (Do not save on the same USB flash drive which might leads to overwriting of data)

Useful Tips:

  • Do not use USB flash drive to preserve new files after data loss
  • Backup your valuable files, which acts as best insurance for your lost data
  • Make use of genuine and updated anti-virus software to detect & remove virus

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