Rescue Data from Damaged Flash Memory

Nowadays flash memory devices are widely used to store, share and carry huge amount of digital data. Even though many users might not aware about flash memory technology, in day-to-day basis they use flash memory based storage components such as memory cards, USB drives, modern solid state drives and many more devices to accomplish severe tasks. Usually, flash memory storage devices are portable, compatible and compact in size and hence most of the users prefer to use these flash memory media.

Along with professionals, even novices computer user can utilize flash memory drives to store photos, songs, movies, video clips, documents, text files, compressed files and lot more files. However, smooth functioning of flash memory devices might get halt due to different reasons. Perhaps flash memory derives get damage and can make its data unreadable in various circumstances and make user depress about unforeseen data loss disasters. Few causes behind damaged flash memory drive are:

  • Flash memory device might get damaged due to severe virus or malware attack. As flash memory devices are supposed to use in various known or unknown devices, there are high possibility of virus infection to those components
  • Incorrect handling i.e. ejecting flash memory cards or USB flash drives abruptly without using “Safely Remove” or “Eject” option when its data is still in use can damage respective device by making its data inaccessible
  • Disruptions in the form of sudden system shut down or switching off the digital gadgets while transferring data from flash storage components to system may cause damage to corresponding flash memory device
  • Flash memory drives can also get damage due to file system corruption or RAW file system because of logical conflicts or errors

Hence, essential files and folders saved on damaged flash memory drive become unreachable; this indeed results in huge amount of data loss. Whereas, one can get back missing data from damaged flash memory devices using reliable flash memory data recovery program.

Damaged flash memory data retrieval tool:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is most compatible data recovery application used to restore data from damaged flash memory drives on Windows system. This software can rapidly scan flash memory storage devices such as USB drives, memory card, solid state drives, etc. to identify lost files and folders; thus restore them instantly. You can restore lost or inaccessible data from flash memory drive having exFAT, FAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems. Including damaged flash memory drive data, you can also restore information from damaged hard drive on laptops / desktops / Notebook working with Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Sever 2008 and 2003 operating systems.

This tool also supports data restoration from formatted / failed external hard drives, about to format unreadable USB flash drive, unbootable / dead internal hard drives and others.

Steps to regain data from damaged flash memory drive:

  • Connect affected flash memory drive to a healthy Windows computer
  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on that Windows PC
  • After installation, launch the application and proceed further with on-screen instructions
  • From first screen select “Partition Recovery” option to extract data from damaged flash memory drive
  • In next windows, you will find all the partition and drive associated with Windows system
  • Select damaged flash memory drive from where you have to rescue lost data and click on “Next” button
  • Upon systematic scanning of selected flash memory device, you will find list of files and folders from it
  • With the aid of “Data View” or “File type View” option to mark required files and folders which you want to restore back
  • Finally, save retrieved data to desired destination location on Windows computer

Necessary Tips::

  • After data recovery process, do not save retrieved files and folders to the same flash memory device to avoid data overwriting
  • Frequently back up precious data stored on flash memory component on system or other device
  • Avoid disconnecting flash memory drive suddenly from host devices while transferring or accessing its data

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