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Formatted Pen Drive Data Recovery

  • The advanced tool that easily restores data from a formatted pen drive
  • All brands of removable USB drives are supported for recovery
  • Built with efficient algorithms that scan the pen drive and extracts all files from it
  • Suitable to run on any version of Windows and Macintosh

Pen drives are widely used by them to carry or transfer their important data. Most of the users directly transfer data to pen drive and forget to copy them to their computers in their busy schedule. If you are in such habit of holding data for too long on the pen drive, then be prepared to face some unpleasant surprises that can strike at any point in time. You might witness one such trouble when your computer asks you to format your pen drive soon after connecting it to the PC for accessing data. “You need to format the disk in drive X: before you can use it” or “Disk in drive X: is not formatted, Do you want to format it now” are the most common error messages that will appear on the computer when your USB pen drive is suffering from unknown logical problems.

You will be too shocked to see what happened to your pen drive and why is it insisting you format the drive? There are many reasons for that, but now you have to clearly focus on the vital data files kept on the pen drive and the possible way of restoring it back. Don’t get anxious!!! It is possible to get back lost or inaccessible data from pen drive. You have to make use of any third party data recovery tool to restore data after formatting the pen drive and you can opt for formatted drive recovery utility for this purpose. This tool is regarded as the best program to restore data from all types of storage media after formatting. So one can use this tool as a formatted hard drive data recovery software to recover lost or missing data from HDD during the re-installation of OS or dual OS installation on both Windows and Mac OS.

Important Note:

When you get the above format error messages, you will be in a dilemma whether to format your pen drive or not and in fear of losing data from the pen drive after formatting. If you click on “Cancel/No” option on the error message dialogue box, your pen drive remains inaccessible. So it is essential to select “Format disk” option in order to access and start using your pen drive for storing data. But to get back your complete data before formatting, think for a while and do not format pen drive until you recover its lost files using formatted drive recovery software. Because formatting and further using pen drive for saving new files might lead to overwriting of lost or erased files by deleting them permanently from your pen drive memory space. Also, formatting might reduce the chances of data recovery from pen drive and once data is overwritten, it is unrecoverable even after using any good data recovery software.

Scenarios  accountable for formatting the pen drive are:

  • Accidental formatting of the pen drive: There is a chance of inadvertently formatting pen drive on the computer while working on its data on the system or wrongly selecting pen drive for formatting rather than any logical drive on a computer.
  • Corruption of pen drive: Pen drive gets corrupted leaving its data in an inaccessible state as a consequence of the file system corruption and severe virus attacks. Moreover, interruptions/errors during the transfer of files between pen drive and computer due to improper system shutdown, sudden power failures and abrupt removal of pen drive from the computer can corrupt pen drive leading to a data loss
  • Formatting error messages: You may encounter formatting error messages “drive not formatted, formatted it now”, etc. when you connect your USB pen drive to the computer for file transfer or data access. These error messages will not let you use the pen drive and access data until and unless you format it.

Key features of the formatted drive recovery tool are:

  • It has got the capability to recover 280 file types from pen drives, hard drives, external hard drives, memory cards, iPods and FireWire Drives after formatting using a key feature called file signature search.
  • It uses powerful algorithms to scan your pen drive for identifying and restoring various file types like photos, videos, songs, Zip archives, presentation files, word documents, excel spreadsheets, PDF files, emails and lot more types.
  • You can perform file recovery from formatted Sandisk Cruzer flash drive to rescue your important files and supports various pen brands like SanDisk, Transcend, Kingston, HP, LaCie, Lexar, Imation and others.
  • The perfect solution to rescue your important files from the formatted memory chip of various brands like SanDisk, Transcend, Kingston, HP, LaCie, Lexar, Imation and others.
  • Recovers data from SATA/ATA/PATA, SCSI and IDE hard drive types after deleting, formatting, reformatting partitions or re-partitioning the hard drives
  • In addition, this software will help you recover files from memory card after format to bring back media files i.e., photos, RAW image files, videos and music files from xD card, SD card, CF card, MMC and Memory Sticks.  
  • The Mac version of formatted drive recovery tool can be used to retrieve data from formatted hard drive or external drives on Mac machines installed with any of Mac Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion operating systems.
  • It helps to easily reclaim the files which went inaccessible due to format error over Windows operating system as well.

Steps to steps to recover files from the formatted pen drive are:

Step 1: As you download and launch the Formatted Drive Recovery software, the main screen will be displayed with 3 different options. Select "Recover Partitions/Drives” option to retrieve data from formatted pen drive.

Recover Data from Formatted Pen Drive - Main Screen

Step 2: Click on "Formatted/Reformatted Recovery" option from next display screen to recover lost/missing files from a formatted pen drive

Recover Data from Formatted Pen Drive - Select Formatted/Re-formatted Recovery Option.

Step 3: Now, you have to choose your formatted USB pen drive from the list of identified logical drives to begin the scanning of the flash drive for lost files.

Recover Data from Formatted Pen Drive - Select the logical drive

Step 4: Once the recovery process is done, view the recovered data from a formatted pen drive to evaluate the recovery results.

Recover Data from Formatted Pen Drive - Preview Recovered Data

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