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Anyway to get back my files from a USB pen drive?


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Kari0000

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Hello, there! Here is my issue:
My laptop messed up anyway yesterday and completely formatted my USB pen drive at the same time. How can I get back my files on this USB pan drive? I am really afraid to lose them forever. Does any one know how to recover them back?
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Hi Kari :welcome:

If the pen drive got formatted the only free software that I know to try the recovery is EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free the free version can recover 2GB of files.
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Recuva (free) also does a pretty god job at finding deleted files. This link is to the portable version which does not have to be installed, just unzip and run recuva.exe.
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OK! I think I can help:
1. Do not save any new file on this USB drive in case that anything else would rewrite your wanted files.

2. Plunge this USB drive to your computer again.

3. Opt for a proper data recovery program to help you out. In fact, after the formatting process, the deleted files are not actually deleted as you think normally. They are still there and become invisible. So, in this case, a data recovery freeware is enough for you to restore all your wanted files back. I know there are many USB drive data recovery freeware that can easily help you, such as Recuva, TestDisk and iCare Data Recovery Free, etc.

4. Save and back up restored files on another drive in case of data recovery failure.

Note: Never forget to back up everything important well in the future.
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Thank you for all your guys' replies!
I have tried all your mentioned data recovery programs and finally recovered all my wanted files back.
It's great!
Thanks a lot!
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OK! I think I can help:
1. Do not save any new file on this USB drive in case that anything else would rewrite your wanted files.

2. Plunge this USB drive to your computer again.

3. Opt for a proper data recovery program to help you out. In fact, after the formatting process, the deleted files are not actually deleted as you think normally. They are still there and become invisible. So, in this case, a data recovery freeware is enough for you to restore all your wanted files back. I know there are many USB drive data recovery freeware that can easily help you, such as Recuva, TestDisk and iCare Data Recovery Free, etc.

4. Save and back up restored files on another drive in case of data recovery failure.

Note: Never forget to back up everything important well in the future.

Thank you for your detailed answer.
In fact, I know little about the data recovery thing and don't know what to do after the formatting process. But, your detailed answer helps me.
I follow your steps and try your mentioned data recovery freeware. They are great. Now, I have restored all my wanted data back successfully.
Thank you very much!
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