Flash drive can be used to store different types of files. When the memory of a flash drive is full, you may need to empty the flash drive so that you can store more other data to it. It will take a long time if you delete files from the flash drive one by one. So you may format the flash drive which can erase all data from the drive fast and effectively. However, if you didn’t copy the important files before you format the flash drive, you may need to recover the formatted flash drive.
What you need to pay attention to is that you should not put other new files to the formatted flash drive if you want to recover it. Besides, you can neither reformat the flash drive. If you keep reformatting the USB again and again, you may lose the chance for datarecovery.
Recover Files from a USB That Needs to Be Reformatted
If Windows says a USB flash drive needs to be reformatted, it can be related with many factors. For example, firstly you should check if there is something wrong with your computer’s USB port. It is very easy to check this problem by insert your flash drive to the back USB port of your computer. If it still doesn’t work, you should think if the drive is damage. What is more, if there is bad sector on a USB drive, or if the drive is infected with virus, it will also shows not formatted error.
With USB Drive Recovery Software, You Can Do Following Things
|First USB Drive Recovery Freeware(Recommend)|
|Second USB Drive Recovery Freeware|
For formatted flash drive recovery or USB not formatted error recovery, you can use USB drive recovery software. This is a freeware for USB data recovery. With this freeware, you can:
Recover different types of files from formatted USB flash drive
Deep scan USB drive when it says needs to be formatted or reformatted
Retrieve data from not formatted USB flash drive
Recover data from all brands of USB drive, which include SanDisk, Toshiba, Samsung, Western Digital, Maxtor, and more
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