Retrieve Photos from Formatted Flash Drive

“I have downloaded certain pictures from internet and saved them to my flash drive for my research work. But my brother has accidentally formatted the flash drive containing those photos. I searched again for those photos in internet but they are been removed from source from where I have downloaded them initially. Is there any way that could help me to get back erased photos from formatted flash drive?”

While flash drives are easy to work and lets you manage your files, it poses a risk of data loss because with the wide usage of flash drives, it is not uncommon for photos to get formatted by mistake or accident. However, you can stop worrying as you can still recover those pictures in secure way as explained in this page.

What causes formatting of flash drive?

Can pictures be recovered from formatted flash drive?

For a short period of time after formatting, the answer is yes; but failure to act quickly could result in overwriting and you will permanently lose your formatted data. This is why it is not recommended to add excessive data if you want to restore your images from flash drive. So, download Yodot Photo Recovery software on your computer to reverse the formatting process and recover photos. This application is risk- free and does not alter any files present in your flash drive or on your computer. You are able to restore pictures of different formats JPG, TIFF, WPG, JPEG, PNG, 3DMF GIF, PSD, PCD, BMP, SID, TIF, QFX, WMF, EMF, TGA, QTM, PSP, PIC, PCX and other file formats stored on your flash drive. Along with photos, music and documents, it will assist you to restore deleted videos from flash drive, memory cards, iPods, external hard drives, computer hard drive and other storage media. One of the beneficial features of this software is that you can even preview recovered photos to make sure that whether they are completely recovered or not.

Procedure to restore images from formatted flash drive

Actions to Take:

  • Do not install any new program or download any file while you attempt to recover erased photos from formatted flash drive
  • Eject flash drive by clicking on the icon provided at the task bar instead of ejecting it from Windows Explorer

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