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Formatted USB Recovery on Windows 10/8/7

-- Friday, October 13, 2017
If you are looking for a guide to recover formatted USB drive data on your computer, this article will help. People can't access the important files once the USB drive gets formatted. Fortunately, you can still get them back with some tricks. Please check it out below and you will be able to recover formatted USB drive on Window 10/8/7.

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  • Part 1: Recover Formatted USB via CMD

    In this part, I will introduce the way to recover files from formatted USB flash drive using CMD(command prompt). Please check on the step-by-step guide below.

    Step 1 Firstly, please plug your formatted USB flash drive into your computer.

    Step 2 Enter "cmd" in the search bar on your computer and run the Command Prompt.

    Step 3 On the Command Prompt window, please enter "attrib -h -r -s /s /d (drive letter):\*.*". For instance, if you want to recover data from your formatted Disk(G), you should enter "attrib -h -r -s /s /d G:\*.*"

    Recover Formatted USB via CMD

    Wait for the process to an end and check if you can access the formatted USB data. If you can, then the job is done. On the contrary, you should continue to read the guide in part 2 for a solution.

    Part 2: Recover Formatted USB Drive with Data Recovery Tool

    Data Recovery tool can be your best choice if you fail to recover formatted USB by using CMD. The program is a powerful tool that will help users to recover lost, deleted or formatted data from USB drive. Want to know how it works? Please continue to read.

    Step 1 Download and Install Data Recovery Program
    To begin with, please download and install the Data Recovery program on your computer by clicking the following button. Then launch it and plug your formatted USB drive into computer.

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    Step 2 Select Data Types to Recover
    Please select data types that you want to recover on your USB drive and then click on the "Next" button on the interface.

    Choose File Type

    Step 3 Choose Formatted USB Drive
    Your USB drive will be detected by the program. You should choose it and click on the "Start" button. Now the program will scan your disk and look for the files from it.

    Choose Formatted USB Drive

    Note: Please swift to "Deep Scan" mode and try again if you cannot see the data you want with the "Quick Scan" mode by default.

    Step 4 Preview and Recover Formatted USB Drive Data
    Once the scanning is complete, you are able to preview the data. If they are the ones you want, please click on the "Recover" button to save them on your computer.

    Recover Deleted Data

    That is the whole guide to recover formatted USB data. If you have any problem when following the guide above, please drop us a message on the comment area!

    Ivy Bruce

    Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.