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How to Recover Files from USB with USB Recovery

Common USB data loss scenarios

1. Mistakenly or carelessly delete files from USB flash drive and cannot find them in the recycle bin or trash bin.
2. Lose files when transferring them from USB flash drive to other devices for unknown reason.
3. Forget to unplug USB flash drive after computer shutting down and some files are deleted.
4. USB flash drive suffers virus or malware attack and files get hidden or deleted.
5. USB flash drive files become inaccessible due to unknown reasons.

Solutions for USB recovery

It's advisable to take USB recovery tool to recover data from USB, as this is the most effective and direct method. There're lots of USB data recovery tools, you just need to get a right one that best fits your needs. Overall reliability should be the most important factor, also the recovery speed, ease-to –use, and competitive price are also some important factors that you should consider.

Good USB data recovery software can provide preview ability for you to evaluate recovery result before you purchase it.

If you are using Windows operation system, you can have a try Wondershare Data Recovery. It's such Windows USB recovery software that can help you recover files from USB lost due to deleting, formatting, virus infection, and other reasons. You can also do USB flash drive recovery through the help of a recovery service company, but the cost is extremely high. There's also a Mac version for Mac users: Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac (available for Mavericks now).

Download the free trial version below now.

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Install and run the Data Recovery on your computer (taking the Windows version as an example). With only a few clicks, you can recover all your lost data from your USB drive without quality loss.

Step 1. Connect your USB drive to the computer and launch the program on your computer.

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Step 2. Select the file type that you want to recover.

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Step 3. Choose to recover files from your USB drive (External removable devices).

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Before scanning, you can check "Enable Deep Scan", which can help to perform a more comprehensive scanning for lost files from your USB drive, such as lost due to formatting. Of course, you also can skip it to scan if you don't have this need, for it asks for much more time.

Step 4. Preview and recover files from your USB drive.

When performing data recovery, you can't save those recovered files on the same USB drive again. You can save them on other external devices or directly save on your computer.

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Video tutorial of USB file recovery

Are the files really deleted from USB flash drive when that happens?

When you carelessly meet some of those scenarios in daily life, are you still worrying about that those files are deleted from your USB flash drive permanently and there is no way to recover data from USB? As a matter of fact, losing files from USB drive does not mean that these files are gone forever. You have great chances to do USB recovery if you choose the correct flash drive recovery software and don't make any operation mistake which will reduce the USB recovery chance.

Stop using the USB drive

Before performing USB flash drive data recovery, what you should do firstly is to minimize the data loss and increase the possibility of successful USB recovery.

The more activities taking place on your USB drive, the greater the chance of data overwriting will be. To enhance the chances for USB data recovery, remember not to use the USB drive to store new files, not to edit any documents stored on it, or not to use the USB drive for any further transferring.

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Hi, you should first check whether the USB drive quit working or not. If it can be seen on your computer, then Wondershare Data Recovery will detect it.
john leatherbarrow
i have purchased your data recovery software for iMac but it is not locating the lacie usb drive any ideas please ?
You just need to select files you are going to retrieve and click "Recover" button in the window to choose a destination on your computer to save them.
HI Selena I recover my files but the problem is how to save the file.?
The needed situation is that your USB drive can be detected as a drive on your computer if you want to recover data from it. Or you can try your USB drive with another computer.
Does this work if your computer is telling you USB drive not detected when I plug in my USB stick?
I'm glad this program helps.
Just had a hairy moment when my partners daughter thought she had lost all her uni essays! This worked brilliantly. What a life saver!!


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