“Hi all, I made a mistake while deleting files from my USB drive. I was about to delete some unwanted files but by mistake I have selected all the files and deleted it. Now I cannot find them in recycle bin also. Can someone suggest me something that helps me to get files from my USB drive?”
Well, while using USB drives, if you delete a file intentionally or accidentally, you will not be able to restore it from recycle bin. Because when you delete any file from USB external hard drive the files gets deleted bypassing the recycle bin. In order to recover files deleted from USB drives, you need to use a good file recovery software. If you use the USB drive further, the files get overwritten by new data. So it is better to avoid it.
USB drive is a external storage device that help to improve the storage capacity of computers. It is very easy to use and it allows you to transfer data easily from one computer to another. This features of USB storage devices have made it very popular with the users. But one of the disadvantage of using USB drive is data loss. You may lose all the files from it due to many causes. Some of the causes that makes you lose data from USB drive are:
- Accidental deletion – you may accidentally delete some of the files from USB drive when connected to your computer. As said above, you cannot find those files in recycle bin as it bypasses it and hence you may suffer data loss
- Accidental formatting – This can happen when you connect USB drive to your computer. As soon as you connect your USB drive to your computer, you can see error message like “The drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now” if you give command to format the drive then all the files present in it will become inaccessible. Similarly if you don’t format it then you cannot access files from it. In both the cases you may face data loss
- Transfer error – Let us take an example in order to explain this. Suppose you are transferring files from USB drive to your computer. But while transferring you faced sudden power failure. In such condition, the files system of the USB drive will get corrupted and you cannot access files from it
- Virus attack – Suppose you have connected your USB drive to a computer to a system that is virus infected. When you connect USB drive to virus infected system then the virus may transfer to your system also and makes all the files inaccessible
Therefore to get rid of data loss situation, you have to take proper backup of the files present in your USB drive. But in case if you have not taken its backup then the other way to get back file from USB drive is recovery software. With the usage of any good recovery software, you can recover all the files from USB drive.
Yodot File Recovery is one of the powerful software that can help you out to get your files from USB drive. What it does is, it deeply scans your USB drive and hence presents all the files present in it. By making use of this software, you can recover documents, songs, photos etc. It enables you to view the files before saving. Moreover it provides all the steps by making use of which you can easily recover files from USB drive. You can be rest assured to use this software for file recovery from USB drive as it is safe to use and 100% virus free. The steps involved in the recovery are as follows:
First of all connect your USB drive to the computer. Now download Yodot File Recovery software and install it to your computer. Press here. Once the installation gets completed, run it to start the recovery. You will find two options on the main screen they are “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”. Select any one out of the two based on the situation you have faced. On the next screen you can see all the drives including USB drive. Just click on USB drive and press “Next” to continue. Next window displays all the file type present in USB drive. Select the one that you need to recover and again press on “Next” to go further. On the next window you can see all the recoverable files. Select the files by making use of two view types namely “Data Type” “File Type” and again click on “Next”. Preview photo files before saving. Finally save recovered files in a location you prefer. You should not save recovered files again on USB drive because if you do so, files might get overwritten and you may lose it permanently.