How to rescue my USB flash drive data back?

Please, let me know whether there is a way for me to rescue USB flash drive data successfully! Last weekends, my little son had formatted my USB drive anyhow. But, I really didn’t know that till I found it yesterday. Now, all my stored videos, images and files were gone. Could you give me some suggestions to get them all back?

Any answer is very, very welcome.

Could you give me some suggestions to get them all back?

  1. Do NOT write anything to the flash drive.

  2. Do NOT download every undelete app that you find.  Most are free to download, free to scan for lost files, and $$$ to recover the lost files.

  3. Try one or more of the undelete utilities listed here:

http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/All-SanDisk-USB-Flash-Drives/Download-new-version-lost-access-to-all-data-Please-Help/m-p/301789#M5953

What exactly did your little son format the drive for?  And what did he do with the drive after he formatted it?  If he wrote to it he could have written over your files.

  1. ALWAYS have backups of files you don’t want to loose.  On your hard drive, on a CD/DVD, on another flash drive.

Have you saved anything new on this formatted USB flash drive since then?

Nowadays, the formatting process, especially the quick formatting process, often will not erase everything on the drive immediately. As long as the stored data is not overwritten by anything else, it will be reserved there forever. Therefore, you’ve better take care not to write anything new on this drive.

And then, in order to rescue your data back as soon as possible, you need a formatted USB flash drive data recovery tool like 4Card Recovery, Recuva and iCare Data Recovery Free, etc.

No matter which one you choose to use, you’d better act carefully all the time.

Note: Always be careful about your important data and never format a USB drive or memory card without a data backup in the future.

4Card Recovery is not free.  The other apps are.  I suspect Hay4534den is trying to up his (company’s) app on search engines hoping some unsuspecting visitor will click on his link.  His website use to have a photo showing the registration prompt when attempting to recover files but it’s been removed.  I think registration is $89.99.

The site refers to the payment options here: http://www.4cardrecovery.com/faq.html

Recuva is wroth trying, a freeware and can recover data. If you cannot completely with it, try another software called remo recover, it can recover photos, music, images, etc. from USB flash drive, but if you store important office file like word doc or excel spreadsheet, you may want to use office regenerator to completely recover deleted xls/xlsx spreadsheetor doc/docx file.

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$99.95?  Wow!! 

Registration fee

It could be way better to ask a specialist to recover your data although the service is expensive I got my data recovered for less than $300 by www.295datarecovery.com

Formatted USB flash drive data is not so difficult to rescue, as long as you take the right steps:

1). Stop using this USB drive in case of overwriting.

2). Plunge this drive to your computer and check whether all your lost files are recoverable. What you need is to download a USB flash drive data recovery tool for your lost data, like Recuva, iCare Data Recovery Free and Power Data Recovery, etc.

3). Save and back up all restored files on another USB flash drive.

Note : No matter what happens, you should always remember to back upall drive data on different drives well.

You can read more detailed information here:

http://formatrecovery.blogspot.com/2013/02/recover-data-after-formatting.html

For anyone looking at new user Colin5757’s recommendation do note that the iCare Data Recovery app charges $69.95 to actually recover files.

I had similar problems before. I formatted the hard drive by mistake. And I tried many solutions to recover them. It’ not difficult to recover the files if you didn’t overwrite new data to it.

Maybe you can try Bitwar Data Recovery , which helped merestore my lost data from the hard drive. It also provides 30-days free data recovery. You can try it, I hope it will also help you!

It’ not difficult to recover the files if you didn’t overwrite new data to it. Maybe you can try Bitwar Data Recovery, which helped me restore my lost data from the hard drive. It also provides 30-days free data recovery. You can try it, I hope it will also help you!