How to Recover Files from USB Flash Drive?


“Since the last few days, data transfer speed from my USB drive had drastically reduced to few kB/s. So, I download a USB optimizer from internet and used it for my USB drive. But, after this diagnostics, things got worsen again as I could not locate some of my files from that drive. The missing files are really important to me and afford to lose them. So, please someone suggest me a genuine USB file recovery software in order to get back all the information that is gone missing from USB flash drive. Thank you!!!”

In these days, USB is the most widely used data transfer interface for transferring files between a computer and a peripheral device. You can see a lot of storage drives which have been using USB for data transfer. Few examples are external hard drives, SSDs, pen drives or USB flash drives, etc.  Due to various reasons, files from a USB drive can get deleted or lost. The above mentioned one is just an example. You can see some more reasons for the loss of files from a USB drive from below.

  • Abrupt Removal of USB Drive: Since USB is a Plug and Play interface, a USB drive has to properly remove after usage on any Windows or Mac systems. If you are not doing so, it can result in the file system corruption of that drive in the long run. Any files from such a drive will become inaccessible due to this.
  • Formatting USB Drive: Like any drives attached to a computer, a USB drive can be re-formatted with a new file system. But this file system change will result in the loss of entire data from the formatted drive.
  • Accidental Deletion of Files: If your USB drive is mounted as a removable drive on your computer, only a “delete” command is sufficient for the permanent removal of files from it. Here, there is no need to press “Shift + Delete” or “Command + Delete” for file deletion.

Is it Really Possible to Perform USB File Recovery?

Yes, off course. There is an advanced utility named as “Easy File Recovery” which can be used to recover lost or deleted USB files from different types of USB drives in a simple way. You can use this tool to retrieve data from USB/Pen drive of all popular brands like SanDisk, Transcend, Kingston, etc. You can even take the help of this easy to use software to perform file recovery on Windows 10 hard disk drive. Along with Windows versions, you can use this tool to perform USB file recovery Mac on various Mac systems starting from Mac OS X 10.5.

Some Advanced Features of this Recovery software

  • It is not just a USB recovery software; you can use this for both internal and external hard drives which implements other data transfer technologies like SATA, eSATA, IDE, FireWire, etc.
  • This tool can also be used to recover data from wd hard drive as well as other different brands of hard drives like Western Digital (WD), Seagate, Hitachi, Samsung, LaCie, etc.
  • Some types of files recovered using the demo version of tool can be previewed in a preview screen. If you become satisfied by seeing this, you only have to purchase full version of this tool to save those files.
  • This tool has a simple and self-explanatory Graphical User Interface. Using this, even novice users can perform USB file recovery without asking for technical support.
  • FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, HFS+, FAT16, NTFS5, VFAT, HFSX, HFS, etc. are some examples of USB file systems supported by this tool.
  • If your USB drive is having bad sectors, you can simply bypass them by using “Create Disk Image” feature of this tool
  • You can restore Word files, images, spreadsheets, Zip archives, video files and much more by utilizing “Recover Photos” option on this tool. 

Procedure to Recover USB Files using this Tool

Step 1: First connect your USB drive to a Windows or Mac computer from which you want to recover files. Then, download and install the demo version of this tool on your machine and from the home screen of this tool, select "Recover Photos" option.

USB File Recovery- Home Screen

Step 2: From the next screen, choose either one of "Recover Deleted Photos" or "Recover Lost Photos" based on your data loss scenario. Now, you will be redirected to a screen where you can see the list of drives attached to your computer. Select your USB drive from this screen and click "Forward Arrow" to start recovering files from that USB drive.

USB File Recovery Software- Select USB Drive

Step 3: Wait while scanning the selected USB drive. Once it is done, you will get the list of recovered files, which you can view using “File Type View” or "Data View"option.

Recover USB Files- Recovered Files

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