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Can We Restore Files From a Formatted U Disk?

Synopsis 【Released January 3, 2020 by uncutdata data recovery】

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Can We Restore Files From a Formatted U Disk?

U disk is so widely used. The most prominent feature of U disk is that it is compact and lightweight. It's widely used and some unpredictable situations will inevitably occur.


"I used a USB flash drive to connect the documents I finished at home to the computer. But on the company's computer, I accidentally formatted the entire USB flash drive. All my hard work was ruined once the USB flash drive was formatted l. Can I recover them? What about the files inside? I'm willing to try any effective recovery method. "

I believe this is not a problem encountered by a user using a USB flash drive. On the contrary, the problem of formatting a USB flash drive is so common. But don't be too anxious when encountering these problems. Here are the most effective recovery methods to help you recover formatted USB flash drive files.

Method 1: Use CMD to recover files

Step 1. Connect a USB flash drive to the computer.

Step 2. Check the drive letter of USB through this PC.

Step 3. Click the search icon in the taskbar, type "cmd", then right-click on "Command Prompt" and select "Run as administrator".

Step 4. Type chkdsk F: / f at the command prompt. (Replace F with the drive letter of the formatted USB.)

Step 5. Type Y and then the letter of the disk to be recovered.

Step 6. Type F: \> attrib –h –r –s / s / d *. * CMD will recover all files from the formatted pen drive. (F represents your USB disk drive letter)

You can try to retrieve lost USB flash drive formatted files now. But people who are not professional technicians may not understand these operation methods at all.

Is there any simpler way to operate or what if the lost U disk file cannot be found in the above way? Here we will recommend more effective and simple recovery methods, please continue reading.

Method 2: Use UnCutData Recovery Free Software to recover

UnCutData Recovery Free Software is an effective and convenient all-in-one free data recovery software. It can recover files lost in various situations. And in just three steps, you can retrieve lost files from formatted U disk.

Then see the operating steps of UnCutData Recovery Free Software and we will tell you in detail about how to use it to retrieve the lost files from the formatted U disk for you to quickly solve complex problems.

Step 1: Enter the software to select the lost data

Please open UnCutData Recovery Free Software. What appears in front of you at this moment is the data format selection interface.

There are two lines of icons at the bottom of the home page for you to choose, corresponding to different format files. If the file formats in the U disk are not too much, you can choose the corresponding file format. If multiple file formats are mixed together, you can choose the All file formats. In this case, please check the first icon from the left in the first row.

After the check is completed, a small circle with a check mark will appear in the lower right corner of the icon. At this time, you can click the "Next" button at the right end, as shown below.

Step 2: Select the disk where the missing USB disk file is located

All the disks in your computer will be listed in the interface that appears at this time. The next thing you need to do is to select the disk where your lost files were originally located.

Once the U disk is connected to the computer, it will be displayed in the computer disk. According to the drive letter of the U disk, please select your F disk. After you select it, a small circle with a check mark will appear at the far right of the line of the disk name. At this time, you can click the "Scan" button on the top right to scan your F drive.

It takes a certain time to complete the entire disk scan. The length of time is determined by the files stored in your F disk. The more complicated file type.and the larger file will take the longer scan time, and vice versa. It usually takes only ten seconds to complete the scan, please be patient.

After the scan is completed, you can see the prompts on the software. UnCutData Recovery Free Software provides two scanning methods, including quick scan and deep scan.

Quick scan is the scanning mode that is currently in progress. Its advantage is that it can quickly retrieve the files on your disk for you, saving a lot of time. But the disadvantage is that it may not scan out deep files.

But you don't need to worry about this. Deep scan can solve the problem that you cannot retrieve the target file. But the entire scanning process may be slightly longer than the quick scan.

If you do not find the photo file you deleted after a quick scan, please click the yellow "Deep Scan" button at the top of the interface. UnCutData Recovery Free Software will immediately perform an in-depth scan for you. Please wait patiently again, as shown below.

Step 3: Select your USB drive to format the lost files for recovery

After the scan is completed, all the files in your F drive are listed in the left column of the interface. And you can preview them.

You can browse by searching and viewing the folders on the left to find the files that were formatted by your USB flash drive and select them, and then click the "Recover" button in the upper right corner, as shown below.

If you follow the specific operation steps of UnCutData Recovery Free Software now, you can retrieve your USB flash drive to format the lost files effectively and conveniently. Even if you are a computer novice that just begin to use computer, you do not need to worry about the operation.

"It is so magical. I just restored the files in my USB flash drive format through UnCutData Recovery Free Software. These important USB flash drive files come back to me intact. I finally got a relief. I have a lot of files in my USB flash drive, but I can't imagine that they can be retrieved which is amazing for me. "

This is feedback from users using UnCutData Recovery Free Software . If you are dealing with the problem of file loss caused by U disk formatting, then download the free version and try it now. This software can help you recover 200MB files for free!

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