Easy Tricks to Recover Data from Formatted USB Flash Drive


USB flash drive, also called pen drive, key drive or simply USB drive, is a small and portable flash memory card that is used to store photos, videos, music and documents. It is convenient to carry that users can exchange information with customers anytime and anywhere. Using USB flash drive can ease your business trip, raise the efficiency of mobile officing and make human life more enjoyable. USB flash drive can be erased at least 1, 000, 000 times and the data stored in the drive can be saved for at least 10 years.

As the USB flash drives are being widely used nowadays, there are more chances they got corruption and damage. If your USB flash drive is corrupted, it may force you to format it before you access the files in it. You have no other choice but to format it. And then, you just find all the stored data lost from the formatted USB flash drive. But don't worry, your lost data from formatted USB flash drive can be recovered with Coolmuster Data Recovery, as long as you haven't poured new data into the drive.

How to Retrieve Lost Data from Formatted USB Flash Drive?

Coolmuster Data Recovery is able to deeply scan your formatted USB flash drive and then bring out the original directory structure. The prerequisite is that you have not added new files to your USB flash drive to overwrite the lost data. It can help you recover overall file types, including photos, videos, music, PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ZIP, etc. from almost any USB flash drive on Mac OS X or Windows 8/7/XP. It is compatible with HFS+, FAT16/32, and FAT12/16/32, NTFS, EXT2/3, HFS/HFS+ file system volume. It can also recover deleted files from external hard drive even after a system restore.


Step 1. Connect USB Flash Drive to Computer and Run the Program

In the beginning, you should connect your USB flash disk to computer. Once the connection is successful, you should download and install the USB formatted recovery software on your computer (Here we take Windows version as an example). Run it by clicking on the program shortcut from the computer desktop and then there are four recovery modes available for you to choose one mode you need.

Step 2. Scan the Files You Want to Recover

The program will detect and show all the partitions and drive letters. Just choose the connected USB flash drive from the Drives list and click "Scan" on the bottom right to scan files on your USB flash drive. After the quick and deep scanning, all of the lost data will be scanned out and organized in categories.


Step 3. Preview and Restore Files

You can preview the files by unfolding the category one by one. The preview window helps you find your photos, videos, documents and audio files quickly and accurately. Select the files you want to recover, specify a location to save your recovered files and then click the "Start" button to launch the recovery. That’s all! Quite easy, isn't it?


What This Coolmuster USB Formatted Recovery Can Also Do?

- Not only for formatted drives, it can also recover files from any Windows or Mac based hard drive or external hard drive no matter they are deleted, formatted or corrupted.
- Not only for USB flash drive, it can also recover lost or deleted files from SD card, digital camera, mobile phone, MP3/MP4 player and other storage media.


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