How to Restore Files Erased from Flash Drive?

“Please help!! I have accidentally erased few files from flash drive while trying to move them to system hard drive. These files are of great importance and I don’t want to lose them. I know that there are some recovery tools that can restore erased files from flash drive. Can anyone tell me about the appropriate utility to get erased files back from flash drive? Many thanks in advance.”

As all know, flash drive is the best portable storage device to carry user data and to use data on various computers. Flash drive / pen drive / thumb drive makes use of flash technology to store and fetch data in it; hence, data storage speed is good enough in flash drives. But most of the times, users who store important files in flash drive, may undergo numerous situations that result in deletion of such files. Frequently, one may erase files from flash drive in the following scenarios:

  • While trying to erase unwanted files from flash drive after connecting to Windows system, user may mistakenly select necessary files and erase them
  • Malware attacks to flash drive can erase files from it without any confirmation
  • Sometimes use of unauthentic applications on flash drive is likely to erase files present in it
  • Accidentally formatting flash drive on your Windows PC without having proper backup of important files will erase all files from it
  • Use of inappropriate antivirus program to scan infected flash drive can sometimes automatically erase certain files

When important files from flash drive are erased in any of these instances, user may panic if there is no backup of those files. However, this kind of situation can be resolved by making use of efficient file recovery tool.

Erased file recovery software:

As suggested by many file recovery professionals, Yodot File Recovery is the excellent tool to retrieve erased files from flash drive. Its recovery modules has caliber to extract files erased such as PowerPoint files, Excel sheets, PDFs, documents, text, basic media files, etc. from USB pen drive. It involves read-only strategies that safely retrieve deleted files from thumb drive without causing any damage to the file contents while recovering them. Apart from deleted files, one can even accomplish missing file recovery from flash drive and other storage drives like system hard drive, external hard drive, SSD, Memory Stick, etc after unknown scenarios. Using this software, it is possible to restore erased files and folders from flash on computers running with Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 OS versions.

Not just in normal deletion cases, Yodot is even capable of giving data recovery solutions while files are removed by applications running in background on a computer. In precise, one can find definite answers for queries like - is it possible to get back files removed by Windows Defender, CHKDSK and by any third party applications.

Follow these steps to regain deleted files from flash drive:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery software on your Windows PC / laptop and connect flash drive to it
  • Install the program and run it by seeing onscreen instructions
  • Further, when main screen appears, click on “Deleted File Recovery” option
  • Next, choose the drive that represents victim flash drive from which files are erased and click next
  • Software performs a deep scan on chosen flash drive to extract all erased files from it
  • Once scanning is done, toggle between ‘Data View’ and ‘File Type View’ mode to view rescued files
  • At last, save necessary files to new target location on host computer hard drive for future use

Valuable Tips:

  • Do not save restored files into same flash drive as it causes data overwriting
  • Regularly backup essential files from flash drive to avoid unexpected deletion of files

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