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Unformat Flash Drive Data

Imprudently Formatted your USB Flash Drive?

Flash drives are portable drives having specific storage capacity ranging from 1GB to 32GB. These are completely based on flash technology and has a flash memory storage device. Flash drives are light weighted portable drives and hence can be carried out easily to any place. People prefer using flash drives rather than using bulky external drives, even thought these portable USB tiny drives do not have huge storage capacity unlike the external drives. Flash drives are basically crafted in a way that they can be used in any computer / laptop.

Flash memory storage devices are being designed, marketed and launched by innumerable big brands like Transcend, SanDisk, PNY, HP, Sony, Samsung, Kingston etc. As these tiny storage devices are compatible with all the different brands of computer and laptop, they become prone to viruses and malwares easily. Being accessed by uncountable users, in uncountable system, which were previously infected, may make your storage drive infected too. When these drive becomes infected, they needs to be formatted completely in order to get rid of unwanted and suspicious malwares.

Did it ever happen to you that when you have just plugged in the storage drive into your laptop’s USB port, Window pops up an alert stating "Drive not detected" or "Device cannot be accessed" or "Insert a drive"? Or have you ever come across situation where you have inadvertently formatted your flash drive instead of formatting a local drive? This type of accidental formatting errors come across generally when user is in hurry or performs multiple task at same time in the same system. Well, there lie varied reasons that are responsible for formatting a flash drive willingly or unwillingly. Let’s sneak a peek through those circumstances-

Top Reasons behind Flash Drive Format-

  1. One of the top most reasons behind USB drive format can be taken as human error. Since human are prone to make more mistakes than software and it has been surveyed that data loss is more because of silly mistakes of user. Sometimes user performs multiple tasks at a time like transferring files from local drive to external USB portable drive or vice-versa and at the same time emptying certain partition, in order to make some free space in it. It may happen that in a hurry-burry, user unintentionally selects the format option for their portable flash drive. This ultimately results into severe data loss as a single click empties entire drive within seconds. At this point, where user loses tons of their important data files. It becomes very important for the user to get back imprudently formatted USB drive. Hitting the cursor here, will allow user to download software that will unformat accidentally formatted flash drive.
  2. The second top and deadly reason is the presence of suspicious malware, spyware, worms etc in your external drive. Prolong stay of such deadly software within your flash drive makes them inaccessible and your system pops out error message when trying to access them. When user encounters such obstruction, they are left with no other option other than to recover files from the formatted drive.
  3. File system error could be included as third point behind formatting of hard drive. When the file system of the flash drive corrupts due to certain issues, it becomes mandatory to perform recovery operation so as to regain all the deleted and lost files back.


Always maintain backup of your important data files. Keep running anti virus program in order to keep your drive secure and safe. Whenever there occurs data file loss, never perform and write operation on the particular drive, so as to increase the chances of recovery. Prefer running a reliable recovery application.

Advanced Feature of this Wizard-

This unformat application helps user to restore formatted data and information on their external and internal storage drives such as hard drives, external hard drives, pendrives, memory sticks, memory cards, flash drives etc. It also supports recovery of formatted media memory card from MP3 player, iPod etc. One can recover formatted NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, HFSX, HFS+ partitions and volumes. Even recovery of external USB drive has become easier with the introduction of this utility. There is a special option to start the recovery session anytime later by selecting the option “Save Recovery Session”. User can also preview the recovered file and its digital signature prior to saving the files. If you want to restore or unformat USB drive data then visit the URL: http://www.unformatdata.com/usb-drive.html.

Few easy steps to recover data from formatted USB drive:

  1. Download and install Unformat Flash drive on your system
  2. Launch software by double clicking on the desktop shortcut
  3. On Main Window, select "Recover Partitions / Drives" as illustrated in figure 1
  4. Unformat Flash Drive Data - Choose Partitions / Drives

    Figure 1: Select Partition / Drives

  5. Now select "Formatted / Reformatted Recovery" and choose the USB drive from which you need to recover data as illustrated in figure 2
  6. Unformat Flash Drive Data - Choose USB Drive

    Figure 2: Select Formatted USB Drive

  7. Finally, check the recovered data in "Data View" as illustrated in figure 3
  8. Unformat Flash Drive Data - Check Retrieved Data

    Figure 3: Check Recovered Data

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