Recover Data from Formatted USB Flash Drive

Formatting is a process in which all entry of data on file system of USB flash drive will be deleted. Therefore after format, you will lose all files from USB flash drive. Suppose you are formatting a drive and in a hurry, you select a USB flash drive and format it. Then you will lose entire data on the USB flash drive. You do not have backup of the important files in it. What can be done in such situation? Do not worry, you can get back data from formatted USB flash drive using suitable data restoration software. Below given are few of the possibilities when USB flash drive can get formatted. Go through them and beware of such scenarios.

Scenarios in which USB flash drive gets formatted:

  • When USB flash drive is connected to your computer, you may click on “Format” option by right clicking on the icon of USB flash drive
  • If your USB flash drive is reformatted to have different file system on it then all files on the previous file system will be formatted or in common words, deleted
  • Suppose the USB flash drive is corrupted by viruses, you may get format error and you may have to format USB flash drive in order to use it in future

Whatever may be the reason for flash drive format, you can unformat USB flash drive using Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on your Windows computers.

Features of software to unformat USB flash drive:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software helps you to recover data after formatting USB flash drive. This tool is simple to use and has capability to detect files of different types like media files, simple documents, excel sheets, database files, etc. You can get back USB flash drives with different file systems. Usually FAT is the file system used on the flash drive but the tool even supports NTFS, NTFS5 file systems. Using this program it is possible to recover files from other drives like, internal hard drive of computer, memory cards, iPods, etc. devices connected externally to the computer.

Procedure to recover data from formatted USB flash drive:

Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software from here and install it on your PC. Connect formatted USB flash drive to the computer and run installed software. From main screen, select “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”. Then in next screen, select the icon of USB flash drive and click on “Next”. Select file types which you want to recover and click on “Next”. Software starts scanning formatted USB flash drive and displays the result in two views namely “Data View” and “File Type View”. Use “Preview” option by selecting a file, to view it. Then save files at a location on drive other than USB flash drive using “Save” option.