Pen Drives are extensively used to transfer and backup of important data. But, sometimes data saved in the pen drives will be lost due to accidental format of the USB pen drive when connected to the system. Immediate question after accidental format of pen drives arises in mind is that is it possible to recover data from formatted pen drives? The answer is yes, one can perform data recovery from pen drive after formatting with the aid of powerful data recovery software.
You can recover lost data from the formatted pen drives by using the robust tool named- Recover Formatted software. Using this software, anyone can perform data restoration from the USB pen drive after format in a few simple steps. Just download and launch the demo version of this software on the computer. Then connect the formatted pen drive to the system and revive the pen drive data within clicks. After scanning and fetching data from the formatted pen drive, it presents all the recovered files in a preview window (in Data View and File Type View).
Recover Formatted tool is available for free on a trial basis. You can install this app on any edition of your Windows/Mac OS and If satisfied with the recovery results you can proceed to purchase the licensed version of this program. Nonetheless, you are also availed with an option to save the recovery session.
Some common instances of pen drive formatting that can be restored by the Recover Formatted software-
Unintentional or Accidental Format: Sometimes, one may accidentally select the pen drive for formatting when connected to the computer
File System Corruption: The file system of the pen drive holds the information like file name, file type, file created date, file size, etc. If this file system gets corrupted you might come across a need to format it
Improper ejection: An abrupt ejection of the removable USB pen drive can damage the files. This, in turn, will lead to errors while accessing the pen drive data
Severe Virus Infection: Connecting the pen drive to a virus-infected system will make it corrupt due to severe virus attacks. Most of the users will go for formatting option of the pen drive in order to overcome this issue
Apart from the above-mentioned scenarios, one might encounter pen drive formatting due to some other reasons like error while converting the file system, software conflicts, bad sectors, errors, etc. But, whatever may be the reason for the formatting of the pen drive, you can easily retrieve data from formatted pen drive with the help of Recover Formatted software.
Remarkable features of the pen drive recovery software
Step 1: Connect the formatted pen drive to the system and open the Recover Formatted software.
Step 2: Choose the Recover Partitions option.
Step 3: Locate the logical drive that represents the USB pen drive and press on the Scan button.
Fig A: Main Window
Step 4: The tool starts unformatting the data from the flash drive storage.
Fig B: Scanning in Progress
Step 5: Use the Data View and File Type View layouts to check the scan results.
Fig C: List of Restored Files
Step 6: Preview the file items and check-mark the essential files for saving.
Fig D: Preview Recovered Files
Step 7: Browse the drive location to save the recovered pen drive data.
Fig E: Save the Recovered Data
Things to remember:
1. Scan the pen drive regularly using the updated antivirus program in order to get rid of virus and malware
2. Stop using the pen drive once losing the files due to format. Using the pen drive after format leads to overwriting of the data
3. Avoid a sudden shut down of the system. Also, you shouldn't pull out the USB pen drive during the file transfer process