How to Retrieve Full Capacity Flash Drive?

“I just formatted my full capacity thumb drive while trying to format another logical drive on system hard drive. I haven’t used the flash drive from then thinking that deleted files could be recovered by some or the other way. I will be glad if anyone could tell me possibilities of recovering data on full capacity flash drive? Kindly help.”

Full capacity flash drive is the thumb drive that uses its complete storage capacity to save data. Most of the storage devices don’t allot entire memory to store data; for instance a 4GB capacity flash drive would allot only 3.78GB of free space to save data. This usually occurs with every storage drive like internal and external hard drive, memory cards, etc along with thumb drive because some part of the memory will be used to save information used by operating system to access the drive. In some kind of drives, unavailable sectors of memory will be used for data redundancy and error checking. So, the flash drives that doesn’t show default storage capacity but instead displays actual available storage capacity on it are considered as full capacity flash drive.

User may lose data from full capacity USB drive due to many aspects like:

  • Wrong usage of flash drive like connecting it to malware infected system or using same flash drive on multiple operating systems can damage the drive badly
  • Abruptly pulling full capacity flash drive interrupting data read or write process and power surge or forceful system shutdown during file transfer process can confirm data loss from the drive; at worse flash drive corruption
  • Erroneous file system due to reformatting issue on full capacity flash drive can lead to inaccessible data saved in it
  • Accidentally erasing files and folders from full capacity USB flash drive can undoubtedly leads to complete removal of data
  • Formation of bad media spots can even make full capacity flash drive corrupt and data unreadable

Losing data from full capacity flash drive can have vital impact if user doesn’t carry backup copies of essential files. But, if flash drive isn’t used for data activities after encountering file loss then probabilities of recovering complete files are more using reliable software.

Full capacity flash drive data recovery program:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is the best software to retrieve all files and folders from full capacity flash drive. This utility is well versed in recovering all types of files from flash drive like MS documents, pictures, videos, audio files, compressed archives, etc. with ease. It makes use of unique signature search method to extract required file types by user with utmost ease. Apart from corrupted, damaged or failed flash drive data recovery this tool can retrieve data from NTFS flash drive and FAT32, Fat16, NTFS5 or ExFAT formatted flash drive. If there are bad sectors on USB drive, this tool will capture the image of storage sectors and extracts files from this image file. One can employ this tool on most of the Windows operating system like Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003.

How to recover files from full capacity flash drive?

Follow the below mentioned steps to retrieve files from flash drive with full capacity:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery program on a healthy Windows computer and connect full capacity flash drive to it
  • Install and run the utility according to given instructions
  • Main window shows two options i.e. “Partition Recovery” or “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”; click on first option and proceed
  • Next, software will scan Windows system and shows all available drives, including externally connected flash drive
  • Select the drive and click next; choose the file types to restore from flash drive or else skip the step move one
  • Application will scan chosen USB drive and displays restorable files in ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’
  • After going through the list of files in exact folder structure view or data type view, preview any media file type from the list for evaluating recovery results
  • Further, save the data to any location apart from same flash drive to avoid data corruption

Things to know:

  • Avoid regular formatting of USB flash drive to make its full storage memory available for data storage
  • Take backup of needful data in different storage locations to data loss