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How to recover lost files from corrupted USB flash drive?

 

USB drives are also called as USB flash drives, pen drives, thumb drives, jump drives etc. Generally, USB drives contain flash memory media incorporated into an independent unit that uses USB interface to connect itself to computer via a standard USB port. USB drives are active only when they are plugged into a USB port because, it does not contain batteries i.e. power is provided to USB flash drives via USB interface. USB cards are widely available in different storage capacities. As of now, the maximum storage capacity of USB drive is 256GB.

 

When you connect USB drive to the computer, a drive letter is assigned by the computer like any other storage drive. Files can be read or written from the USB drive until it is disconnected from the USB port. USB drives can store different types of files like audio files, video files, image files, text files and other types of files. USB drives can also provide additional capabilities including basic data storage and data portability feature. For example, USB drives can also be used to automatically synchronize with computer when it is connected to computer. Although it has several advantages, there are some scenarios in which you might lose your critical data loss.

 

Common scenarios are as follows:

 

File System corruption: USB flash drive generally supports FAT32 file system that stores allocation information of each file. File system generally allow access to files stored on storage device. If file system get corrupted then files become inaccessible that may results in loss of files

 

Virus attack: Virus is a malicious program that alters or damage the data stored on USB flash drives. Generally, USB drives are used to transfer data from one computer to other thus they are more vulnerable to viruses. If you connect USB drive to computer which is already infected by viruses then USB drive also gets infected to viruses automatically. When you try to access data from infected USB drive, you may get error messages that do not allow you to access data from USB drive resulting in data loss. Now with the help of recently updated version of Recover USB tool it is almost easy to recover lost files from USB flash drive. To know more visit: http://www.recoverusb.com/lost-files.html

 

Improper System Shutdown: Accidental or abrupt system shutdown while copying or transferring data from USB drive to computer may corrupt the file system resulting in loss of files. Because, when you turn off the system accidentally, data transfer process might get interrupted resulting in loss of files

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Taking backup of essential data is the best way to avoid data loss from USB drives. Always make use of updated antivirus program to get rid of viruses. If you have lost the data then stop using USB drive to avoid permanent data loss. USB flash drive undeleting program can also retrieve video files after accidental format of USB drive in few simple steps. This software performs signature search to locate and restore different types of files from USB drive. Additionally, this software can also retrieve USB drive deleted files lost due to accidental formatting of USB drive. SanDisk, Transcend, Kingston, Sony etc are the different brands of USB drives supported by this software. If you want to undelete USB lost files on Macintosh then make use of Mac USB drive file recovery software.

 

To retrieve lost files from USB flash drive, follow below mentioned steps:

 

Step 1: Download and install USB flash drive recovery software to restore USB drive files

 

Step 2: The main window is displayed with three options once you launch the software. Select Recover Files option from the main Screen as shown in Figure 1

 

Recover USB flash drives - Welcome Screen

Figure 1: Select Recover Files Option

 

Step 3: Select Deleted Files if you have accidentally deleted files and if you have lost the files then select Lost Files option from the next window as shown in Figure 2. Now, select the flash drive from where you want to restore deleted or lost USB flash drive files then click on Next option as shown in Figure 2

 

Recover files from USB flash drive - USB flash drive selection screen

Figure 2: Select USB flash drive

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Step 4: If you want to retrieve specific file then select its file type from list of supported file types and click on Next button as shown in Figure 3 otherwise skip this step by clicking on Skip button

 

Restore USB flash drive files - file type selection window

Figure 3: Select file type of the files that you want to recover

 

Step 5: View recovered data using "Data Type View" or "File Type View" option to evaluate recovery results as shown in Figure 4

 

Recover lost usb flash drive files - Preview window

Figure 4: View recovered files from USB flash drive to estimate recovery results

 

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