Flash drive is a small storage device to transfer files from one system to another. Flash drives are of different types with different storage capacity. But there is also risk of losing files from the drive. Sometimes when you connect flash drive to your system, error message may pop up which may compel you to format the drive resulting in inaccessible of files. Or sometimes if you convert the file system from one to other may also lead to loss of files from the drive.
Loss of files from flash drive occurs most of the time by mistakes done by human. Can you recover files from a flash drive? Of course, yes. The missing files may be important to you, so to overcome such situations perform digital media recovery. But you should be sure that your drive is not overwritten by new files. When files get erased from the drive it is not deleted permanently. The entry to the allocation space gets erased & overwriting may lead to data loss. Alternatively, you can also perform iPod songs recovery by visiting digitalmediarecovery.net/ipod-songs.html.
Some reasons that may lead to loss of files from the flash drive:
- Accidental Deletion: If you choose a file & press Delete option by mistake then your file gets deleted from the machine bypassing the Recycle Bin.
- Antivirus scanning: Infectious viruses affect the flash drive in a bad manner. Using antivirus software is the best solution to remove virus from the system. But while performing the process the files which are affected by malicious program gets erased as it fails to fix it.
- Abrupt removal of flash drive: While transferring files from your PC to flash drive, if you pull out the drive suddenly then your drive may get corrupted & result in inaccessible of files.
- Using Cut+ paste option: Transferring files using Cut +paste option also leads to loss of files because when you use this option to transfer files then it removes the file from the source location to get copied in the destination location and if you remove the drive in between this, it leads to loss of files from it.
The best solution to get back missing file is to perform file recovery using Digital media recovery tool. It is an efficient recovery program designed & developed by industry experts. This application can easily restore all types of files from memory cards like CF, XD, Smart Media card, MMC, Memory Sticks etc. You can also use this software to get back media files from SD card that are lost after unintentional formatting, power surges, abrupt removal of card, file system corruption, virus attack, accidental deletion, etc. Check out this page to know how you can find all lost files from removable storage media like pen drive, USB drive, thumb drive , etc. of different brands using this application. It is also compatible with both Windows & Mac Operating System. To know about recovery of pictures from CF card of different brands like SanDisk, Transcend, HP, Compaq, etc. after format go to this site http://www.digitalmediarecovery.net/can-you-images-from-a-formatted-cf-card.html
To use this software first you have to download the trial version of the program & perform the recovery. You can preview the recovered files. You have to buy the utility to save the restored files.
Follow the steps to recover flash hard drive files:
Step-1: Connect flash hard drive in your system & then launch the program. Select “Recover Photos” from the welcome screen to restore files from your drive. Choose either “Recover Lost Photos” or "Recover Deleted Photos"& then go to next step.
Fig 1: Welcome Screen
Step-2: Then select the corresponding the flash drive from the list of the logical drive and then click on “Next” option to start recovery program.
Fig 2: Select Memory Card
Step-3: Once process of recovery is over you can view the list of recovered files
Fig 3: View Recovered Media Files