How to Retrieve Data from Formatted Thumb Drive?

Have you ever formatted thumb drive mistakenly? Thinking how to restore data from formatted thumb drive? Then read this page…

Thumb drive is small and portable device that is used as reliable storage media to save images, music files, videos, Word files, presentation files, PDF, archives and other documents. It is convenient for user to carry information along with them anywhere and anytime. Nowadays thumb drive are widely used so there are more chances to of it to get corrupt. If the drive gets corrupt then it may force user to format thumb drive before accessing the file in it. With no other choice, user may format it. Now user will think that all his data saved in thumb drive will be lost forever. But the truth is it creates new file system and provides free space to save new one. It doesn't mean that users files are not lost permanently, it remains in thumb drive in hidden state. To access those files, first user need to recover it.

Scenarios that leads to data loss from formatted thumb drive:

  • In order to free up memory storage space in thumb drive, user may format the drive
  • Accidentally pressing on Format option on thumb drive connected to computer is most common reason for data loss
  • User will format thumb drive without any other option to get rid of virus, malware, worms, Trojans horses and many other threats
  • User may force to format erroneous drive to eliminate 'Drive not formatted error' on that error thumb drive

In above mentioned situation, if your are a victim of data loss after formatting thumb drive intentionally or unintentionally then to overcome such situations user are advised to use suitable thumb drive recovery software to extract data from formatted thumb drive with ease.

Formatted thumb drive recovery software:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery utility helps people to get back data from formatted thumb drive on Windows operating system. It is engineered to regain documents, presentation files, Excel sheets, PDF, generic media files, compressed files and other file types from formatted FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT, NTFS, NTFS5 and ReFS partition. It has ability to restore data from thumb drive manufactures like Kingston, Sony, HP, Transcend, SanDisk, iBall, LaCie and many such brands. It possess built in algorithm to recover data from formatted, unrecognized, damaged, corrupted, crashed drives under any critical situation in easy way. Along with formatted, it can regain data from quick formatted USB drive, internal hard drive, memory card, SSD drives, FireWire drives, external hard drive and many other storage devices. This utility is compatible on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 OS based computer. It has effective feature to restore data from hard drive having SATA, ATA, PATA, SCSI, IDE and other interfaces.

Steps to rescue data from formatted thumb drive:

  • Connect formatted thumb drive to healthy Windows computer
  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on computer by logging in as local system admin
  • After completing installation process, launch the software and follow the instructions
  • Main screen will show two options like 'Partition Recovery' or 'Formatted / Reformatted Recovery'
  • In that opt for 'Formatted / Reformatted Recovery' option to recover data from formatted thumb drive
  • On next window you will find list of entire internal and external drives present on system
  • Choose formatted thumb drive and press on Next button
  • After finishing the scanning process of selected drive you will get recovered data
  • View those retrieved list of data either in Data View or File Type View
  • Mark required files which you need to restore back
  • At last browse for destination location to save recovered data on system, but not on formatted thumb drive

Points to Remember::

  • Check for crucial files and take a copy of them on reliable storage device before performing formatting process
  • Always prefer to use better anti virus software and update frequently

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