Retrieve Data from USB Flash Memory

Consider a situation where you have connected USB device to your office computer to copy few files to it; soon after moving your files, you have pulled out USB device without using ‘Safely remove hardware’ option icon in Window right corner. After returning home, you have attached USB flash device to your computer to copy those files. But USB flash device refused to show files present in it and displayed an error message that ‘access denied’. You were much tensed at that moment as you had used only “Cut” option while transferring files and upon that you have also lost those files which were already present in your USB drive before you get files from your office computer.

However, saving files to USB device is a fast and convenient way to store and share them from one device to another device. USB flash device is similar to hard drive except that it has no moving parts and hence uses flash memory to store your data. But it can be upsetting to lose files from it especially if you have saved any work related documents. Although you have lost access to the files present in it, you can make it visible by recovering them using USB flash memory recovery software. Below are the instances that are accountable for losing data from USB flash device:

  • Hitting upon “Format” option instead of “Eject” while you are disconnecting USB flash device from your computer will erase entire data from it
  • Logical failure of USB flash memory drive due to bad sector will turn it into corrupted state by making entire data inaccessible
  • Sometimes flash drive becomes RAW and shows 0 KB even though it has plenty of files stored on it this happens in case USB flash drive is severely infected with virus or malware threats
  • Frequent usage of USB flash memory drive will results in converting it to non working or unreadable state, where you cannot see its drive displayed on Windows Explorer

USB Flash memory recovery software:

Some USB device comes up with a “backup” button so if you click on it then entire copy of files will be saved on your computer. Whereas few USB flash memory device does not include this option and when users lose data from it, then they cannot restore it from backup. However to help you out in this regard, Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software has been introduced. It is a complete package for recovering data from all flash memory based storage drives in simple steps. This data retrieval software has ability to restore data lost due to any circumstance from USB flash memory drives by consuming less time. You could retrieve missing or erased MS Office documents, photos, videos, music, applications (you should add signature and other details) and other file formats whether they are of larger size or smaller size. Moreover you can compress recovered data with respect to low, medium and high level compression technique to save disk space.

Note:You can recover data from logically failed hard drive or USB flash memory drive using this application. In case your storage device is physically damaged, then you cannot recover your files using Yodot Hard Drive Recovery.

Steps for retrieving data from USB flash memory:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software and install it to your computer
  • As soon as you install the application, run it begin the data recovery process
  • You will find two main options on the first screen which are “Partition Recovery” "Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Hit on any one option based on the situation you have come across
  • Now select the partition from which you want to restore your files
  • Click upon “Next” and wait till the software finishes scanning process
  • Select file formats that you need to regain from list shown otherwise click on “Skip” to select all file types by default
  • Start scanning and after that make your selection using two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview media files if any to check its quality and at last save them in a safe location on computer other than USB flash memory drive

Preventive Tips:

  • Avoid using your USB flash memory device on different computers since it may results in its file system corruption
  • Keep on transferring your files from USB flash memory device to computer to protect it from any threats
  • Avoid abrupt removal of USB flash memory drive when file sharing process is being carried out
  • Always scan the USB flash memory based storage drives before using it on any system