Restore Data from USB Stick without Formatting

“This is for the first time I am getting error message that says “Drive not formatted. Do you want to format it now” in my USB Memory Stick on PC. After connecting 16GB USB Stick to Windows computer, it got detected but when I tried to access its contents this error message got popped up. I am aware that if I select ‘Yes’ option then plenty of essential files stored in USB Stick will get wiped out. So someone help me in restoring data from USB Stick without formatting it. Thanks!”

Few USB Stick users might come across scenario as mentioned above. Even though it is common scenario, some of USB Stick users face formatting error for the foremost time and become tensed about large number of valuable files and folder stored in it. Usually, formatting error appears in USB Stick due to various reasons; let us discuss some of them:

  • Suspicious virus, malware, spyware, etc. attack on USB Stick can damaged that device and leads to formatting error message
  • Abrupt removal of USB Stick while accessing its data or repeatedly connecting or disconnecting USB Stick to/from host device might corrupt it and become one of the reason for format error
  • Formatting error may also get displayed in USB Memory Stick when its file system is corrupted due to improper handling or using it in incompatible devices
  • If USB Stick storage space is filled with huge amount of data, then there may be a possibility of getting drive not formatted error on Windows system or other devices

In case your USB Stick is showing format error and you are still in confusion about what to do next, then don’t bother!! Make use of accurate data recovery software such as Yodot Hard Drive Recovery to restore data from USB Stick without formatting.

Software to extract data from USB Stick without formatting:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is a reliable data recovery application, which can assist you in recovering data from USB Stick without formatting on Windows system. It will scan USB Stick that is displaying formatting error and restore inaccessible data efficiently. This software supports recovery of various documents, media files, compressed files and many more from USB Stick showing drive not formatted error. You can recover data after formatting computer hard drive, pen drive, external hard drive, RAID drive, FireWire Drive, flash cards and many more storage devices. It can also rescue retrieve data from corrupted or inaccessible Windows hard drive due to various reasons. This program is compatible to run on laptop / desktop functioning with Windows server 2003, 2008, Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 operating systems.

Steps to recover data from USB Stick without formatting:

  • Connect USB Stick showing formatting error to a healthy Windows PC
  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software and install it to that Windows system
  • Run installed application and follow on-screen instructions
  • Choose “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option to restore data formatted USB Stick
  • This program displays all internal as well as external drives connected to Windows computer
  • Then select formatted USB Stick drive and click on “Next” button
  • Subsequently this tool scans and shows all the restorable data from formatted USB Stick
  • Mark the files and folders which you want to rescue back
  • Finally save retrieved data to desired location on Windows system (But not on to the same formatted USB Stick)

Basis Suggestions:

  • Backup your valuable files stored in USB Stick on system or any other storage devices
  • Avoid using USB Memory Stick in unknown systems or digital gadgets

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