How to Recover Lost Files from USB Stick?

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2021-06-24 / Update for  Card Data

"I rely on my memory stick on daily basis, and this morning I formatted USB stick. All my work files, family photos and music collections are on there and all of them are lost. How to recover lost data from USB stick?"

We understand that data loss sneaks right up on you. The good news -- you can recover files you accidentally lost from such USB drive. Having a proper software tool is crucial to getting your data back before it's gone forever. Tenoreshare 4DDiG for Windows Data Recovery is one of our favorites. It can retrieve the files you accidentally deleted and recover data from formatted, corrupted or damaged USB flash drive/stick. It supports variety of file types including photos, videos, audios, documents, PDFs, archives. It works all USB drive like SanDisk, Kingston, Silicon, Lacie, IronKey, etc. For Mac users, you should turn to 4DDiG for Mac Data Recovery.

Why Lost Files on USB Stick can be Recovered?

The reason lost files can be recovered from USB drive is simple. When you delete a file, the file is intact. Instead, only its space can be occupied. Therefore, before new data overwrite the deleted file, your data can be recovered.

How to Recover Deleted, Formatted, Lost Files from USB Stick?

We will walk you through how to recover data from a USB stick or flash drive if you deleted data on it or it becomes formatted, or even corrupted.

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  • Step 1.Run the program on your computer then select the location where your lost files stored and click "Scan" to scan your lost files.
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  • After scanning, you can preview the recoverable files such as videos, documents, photos and other by path, file type or the created time/After scanning, preview files by path, files or time.
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  • Now you can tick the data you want to recover and click "Recover". Then choose a location to save the recovered files properly. Make sure you do not save them back to your USB stick, which ensures your data not get overwritten.
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