Best Way To Restore Video Files from Accidentally Formatted USB Drive
USB drives are simple to use devices with integrated USB port. There are many devices like printers, digital cameras, MP3 players, external hard disks, camcorders, pen drives, etc are integrated with USB hard drives. You can easily connect and access these devices by just plugging it into your system. External USB hard drives work similar to the inbuilt hard drive of your personal computer. External hard drives provide superior storage capacity. These USB drives can be used as backups, photo libraries or just to have added storage capacity. You can store your favorite audio and video files in it to save your computers memory space. There are instances when you accidentally format your USB drive thus leading to huge data loss. So in order to restore video files from accidentally formatted USB drive you need to make use of reliable USB Drive data recovery software.
Major factors which lead to the loss of files from USB Drive are listed below:
- Power surges while transferring data from USB drive to the computer
- Unintentional deletion of video files
- Accidental deletion of drive(s)
- Unplanned formatting or formatting wrong disk
- Accidentally unplugging the USB hard disk
- Power surges while transferring files from USB drive to the computer
If you have lost the files from your USB drive due to any one of the above mentioned problems then use third party data recovery software. But, before attempting to recover data using data recovery software make sure that you have not saved or copied any new data on a USB drive from where you lost your favorite video files. As, saving any files over affected USB drive may overwrite the old data resulting in permanent data loss.
USB drive data recovery software is a reliable data recovery tool that can retrieve lost or accidentally deleted files from USB drives. This software also helps you to restore USB drive lost files from accidentally formatted USB drives. USB drive data recovery tool can also restore audio files from Kingston DataTraveler, SanDisk, Transcend, Sony, HP, etc. brands of USB flash drives. This software can recover various types of file format including MIDI, M4A, MP4, AU, AVI, MOV, ASF, WMV, MP4, WMA, MP3, MPG, MPEG, GIF, WAV, etc. After recovery, you can save your recovered file into any accessible drives of Windows like CD or DVD. It can be used to recover deleted USB files on different operating systems like, Microsoft Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows server 2003, and Windows server 2008 also. If you want to recover USB files on Mac OS X then make use of Mac USB drive file recovery software.This software can also be used to recover files from other storage device like an external hard drive, pen drives, memory cards, etc. This application also provides preview option which helps you to view your recovered files. After recovery process, to save recovered data select healthy hard drive as a storage location. You can also download the free trial version of this tool and evaluate the recovery process.
Follow the steps given below to restore video files from USB Drive:
Step 1: Download and install USB flash drive recovery software to restore USB drive files. The main window is displayed with three options once you launch the software. Select Recover Photos option to recover video files from your USB Drive as shown in Figure 1
Figure 1: Select Recover Photos Option
Step 2: After that choose the option Recover Lost Photos from the next screen shot that appears as shown in Figure 2..
Figure 2: Select Recover Lost Photos Option
Step 3: Then select the USB Drive as your logical drive which is to be recovered. Then Click on Next to begin the scanning process as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3: Select Drive
Step 4: Clicking on "Next"opens a new window which displays a list of file types. You can perform an additional search for files based on their unique signature by selecting the file types provided. You can also skip this process by selecting the "Skip" option and continue with the regular scanning process as shown in Figure 4.
Figure 4: Select File Type
Step 5: After the scanning process is over you can view the recovered files from USB Drive as well as evaluate the recovery results as shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5: View recovered files from USB flash drive
Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008