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How to Recover Data from Formatted USB Flash Drive in 3 Steps

by Ava, 2019-01-12

In the following cases, you may format yours USB flash drive and lost data:

  • Mistakenly format the USB with by right-click the "Format"
  • Format the USB flash drive to access it
  • Format the USB under the virus attack
  • ...

After USB formatting, the files haven’t be permanently removed. With a powerful USB data recovery application, you can retrieve the lost data easily and quickly. In this post, we will recommend you try TogetherShare Data Recovery. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS and allows you to:

  • Recover document files, photos, videos, audios, archive files and even email from formatted USB flash drive effectively
  • Restore data from recycle bin, hard drive, digital camera and camcorders.
  • Retrieve files for sudden deletion, formatting, hard drive corruption, virus attack, system crash, or other scenarios
  • Recover data on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003
  • Restore files on macOS 10.14 - OS X 10.7

How to Recover Data from Formatted USB Flash Drive in 3 Steps

Very important: Stop using the formatted USB flash drive for new data saving or since any new data writing or changes on the USB would overwrite the old data. The more new files you have stored, the less chance you would have to re-again the data.

Download the pro version of TogetherShare Data Recovery and then start the formatted USB flash drive data recovery on your computer.

Step 1. Connect your formatted USB flash drive to the computer. Launch TogetherShare Data Recovery once the installation completes. Select the file types to recover and click "Next" to go on.

How to Recover Data from Formatted USB Flash Drive in 3 Steps

Step 2. Choose the formatted USB drive to be scanned for lost data. Then, click "Scan" to start for a quick scan.

How to Recover Data from Formatted USB Flash Drive in 3 Steps

Step 3. Wait for the process finishes. You can preview all the discovered files before the recovery. Select what you need to recover and click "Recover" to go on.

How to Recover Data from Formatted USB Flash Drive in 3 Steps

Note: If the files you want to recover from formatted USB flash drive is less than 1GB, you can use the TogetherShare Data Recovery Free instead.