Extract Data from Flash Drive after Quick Format

“I found that my desktop hard drive was full so I thought to backup important files and format it. Then I connected a flash drive to computer and moved crucial files to it. After transferring the files, I accidentally performed quick format on my flash drive instead of formatting external hard drive. The formatted drive had most vital files in it, how to rescue files from thumb drive? Thanks!!!”

Yes, accidental quick format of pen drive is a disgusting situation, especially when having important files on it. However, it is not as hard as you think because formatted data is still on your storage device until new files are overwritten. Actually what happens when you quick format your flash drive is, only the entries of partition table, which is used to access files on drive, are removed. Files will reside in same location on flash drive in unreadable state. Hence, if no files are added erased files can be recovered using reliable recovery tool.

Few scenarios where you will quick format your flash drive:

  • When changing file system of flash drive you have to perform quick formatted
  • Forcefully formatting the thumb drive due to the occurrence of format error which blocks your access from files
  • In order to get rid of severe malware infection on flash drive, sometimes you would perform quick format
  • To free up memory space in flash drive, user will quick format flash drive
  • While upgrading or reinstalling Windows OS, user may unintentionally quick format the drive
  • User often quick format flash drive in order to get rid of blue screen of death or few logical errors

In these situations quick format of flash drive does not result in data loss it user possess backup copy in multiple storage device otherwise it tends to severe data loss. However don't annoyed about wiped data, as stated above one can restore data easily. To know the perfect tool, continue reading further.

Quick format flash drive recovery software:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool can bring back wiped data from flash drive after performing quick format on different versions of Windows PC. This app has ability to recover more than 300 unique file formats, whether it is pictures, songs, video clips, docs, Excel sheets, PPT files, compressed files, etc. It can recover files from quick formatted partitions with FAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and NTFS5 file system. It has in-built advanced recovery algorithm which rescues entire documents from flash drive and other storage devices. It can also recover formatted data from memory card, portable hard drives, SSD drives and other storage devices, along with flash drive. It can extract data from hard drives having ATA, IDE, PATA, SATA, SCSI and other interfaces. Along with quick format, this tool is can recover formatted data from Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 OS based computers.

Steps to retrieve data from quick format flash drive:

  • Connect flash drive to healthy computer to restore data from it
  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool on Windows desktop and install it
  • Now launch the utility and main screen will show two options like ‘Partition Recovery’ and ‘Formatted / Reformatted Recovery’
  • In that opt for ‘ Formatted / Reformatted Recovery’ option and go further
  • Now select drive which represents the flash drive on Windows system
  • Choose required file types that you want to retrieve or by default all file types will be selected
  • Now allow the tool to initiate scanning process and wait till it gets over
  • After completing the scanning process, you can view restored data either in 'Data View' or 'File Type View'
  • Finally use 'Save Recovery Session' option to save scanning information that can be used to resume scanning process after purchase of product
  • Then, save retrieved data in desired destination location

Notable Points:

  • Take back up of important info on multiple external storage device on regular basis
  • After losing data from flash drive do not save any new information on it

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