File Recovery from iBall Penpal Flash Drive

“I bought a brand new 16 GB iBall Penpal flash device few days before; I stored all my favorite music, movies, documents and family photos on it. My friend borrowed this flash USB drive to transfer few of his files from his computer. When he connected iBall flash drive, he got an error message saying that the computer did not recognize the file system of the drive and asked to format. Ignoring the message my friend clicked on ‘Yes’ button. Which resulted in complete data loss from my flash drive, is there any way to get lost files back from my iBall USB 3.0 flash drive?”

iBall Penpal is the latest and is among the fastest USB 3.0 flash device. The device is small, has high data storage capacity, which is available in 4, 8, 16 and 32GB. This allows the user to store hundreds of files including their music, movies, photos, project documents etc. However, files from these devices can be lost or deleted due to several reasons, but before getting into a decision that this files are gone forever keep in mind that these files can be recovered back by using a third party recovery application.

Common scenarios that would lead to files loss from iBall Penpal USB 3.0 flash drive are explained below:

  • Erasing Files: Accidental erasing files or folders from iBall Penpal device when connected to computer
  • Format Error: System displaying error message like, “The Drive M: is not formatted, do you want to format it now”, when you try to access files from your iBall flash drive. This message forces you to format the drive resulting in data loss
  • Wrong Usage: Removing your iBall Penpal drive while copying files or using your iBall Penpal USB drive on multiple operating systems etc
  • Improper System Termination: Forcefully switching of your system while transferring files from your iBall to Windows computer or vice versa
  • Malware Infection: Deadly Malwares like Trojan infection on your iBall Penpal USB 3.0 flash drive results in corruption and eventually leads to data loss

Other than the above mentioned reasons, there are several reasons accountable for data loss. But no matter what the reason is, the files deleted or lost from iBall Penpal USB 3.0 flash drive can be restored back with the help of file recovery tool. The important thing you must do after encountering data loss mishap from your iBall USB drive is to immediately stop using it for saving new data, which will result in overwriting of the original files making recovery more and more difficult.

File recovery software for USB drive

Yodot File Recovery is a wonderful data recovery software, which helps you in recovering your deleted / lost files like music, videos, software’s, games, photos, documents and many other file types from your iBall Penpal USB 3.0 flash drive. This tool also supports file recovery from Kingston, Transcend, SanDisk, LaCie, HP and other brands of USB flash drives on Windows platform. Apart from iBall flash drive, the tool also recovers data from other storage media like computer and laptop hard drives, external hard disks, memory cards, music players, deleted / missing partitions etc.

Recovery Procedure:

  • Plug in your iBall Penpal USB 3.0 flash drive a healthy Windows computer
  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software and install the software to the connected PC
  • Launch the application and stick to the main screen steps
  • Two options, “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option will be displayed on the screen
  • Choose the option based on your data loss scenario
  • The application scans and shows all the internal and external drives connected to the system
  • Select the drive which indicates your iBall device and click on “Next” button
  • The tool scans the selected device and shows all the recoverable files from it
  • Choose the folders and files which are to be recovered back
  • Preview the recovered files before saving
  • Browse for the destination location to save your recovered files (But not to your same iBall Penpal USB drive)

Suggestions:

  • Don’t use your iBall flash drive to store any new files after data loss situation
  • Make sure you backup your important files before performing format operation
  • Scan your system for viruses using a powerful antivirus software program
  • Avoid removing your iBall pen drive device during transfer or copying process

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