Restore Data from Formatted USB Flash Drive

The main purpose of flash drive is storing data to it and retrieving data from other electronic devices like personal computer, laptop etc. Even though computer provides internal storage device for saving file, data might go missing suddenly due to abnormal circumstances like operating system crash, file system corruption and so on. In order to prevent data loss from any system, users preserve copy of important files in external storage devices like flash drive.

Most of them prefer external hard drive like USB because it uses flash memory, which is important to save permanent memory. High performance electronic devices like laptops, servers, desktops can use this for transferring real time data as it does not contain any moving parts and takes less time. In spite of its benefits, there are chances of encountering error or format messages while accessing USB drive.

For instance, you want to transfer some of the files present in your USB flash drive to your computer. As soon as your connect USB to your computer, an error message gets displayed like Do you want to format the drive? Yes or No. In such situations, it is mandatory to select any one of the option. If you select Yes, then the entire data stored in USB drive gets erased. If you choose No, then you will not be able to perform any read or write operation on your USB drive. In both the cases, information available in USB flash Drive cannot be accessed and it results in same condition. Now, is it possible to recover data from such kind of USB flash drive? Yes, you can retrieve the data from formatted drive with the help of Remo Recover software on all available versions of Windows and Mac operating systems. This software will scan entire USB drive in few minutes and explains how to recover files from a formatted usb drive.

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More about Remo Recover

  • This software come along with simple user interface, so that anyone can operate it to recover data from formatted flash drive
  • Find tool, is extremely fast built–in feature that allows user to locate their recovered files within less time
  • With the help of a feature called Save Recovery Session, time can be saved as it prevents rescanning of drive
  • Recovery of data from various brands of flash drive like Kingston, Transcend, Dell, HP and many more can be preformed

Supported Windows operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003

Supported Mac operating systems: Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite

Here are few other reasons responsible for formatting USB Flash Drive

  • Flash Drive Corruption – The main reasons behind USB corruption are increased number of bad sectors, improper ejection of USB drive when it is connected with other devices for data transfer or retrieval etc. When USB gets corrupted, it will not respond to any actions like read/write and hence last option is to format the drive.
  • Computer Virus – When USB is connected to infected computer or laptop for file sharing process, viruses get transferred along with files. Once viruses get it to drive, they will self replicate themselves and results in corruption. In such cases, users tend to format their solid state drive for further use.
  • Accidental Formatting – You want to format one of the partitions present on your computer hard drive as it contains unwanted data. During this process, in confusion if you select the drive containing USB drive and click on Format option then data available on it will be wiped out.
  • Inaccessibility of USB Drive – Sometimes, when USB flash Drive is connected to electronic devices like computer or laptop for exchanging files, it will show error message like drive should be formatted or drive cannot be opened. In such scenarios, drive should be compulsorily formatted in order to access it.

Supported Mac operating systems: Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite