How to Recover Documents from USB Drive?

USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a flash storage drive, which can be connected to any computer or laptop through USB port. Generally USB drives are known as pen drive, USB stick, thumb drives, etc. These USB drives are small in size with various storage capacities, which enables you to carry important document on your palm or pocket while traveling. USB drives are compatible with Windows as well as Mac OS. Thus by using Pen drives data can be easily transferred between both Mac and Windows computers and laptops.

Like other storage device (hard drive) USB drive has also prone to lose data due to some known or unknown reasons.  Despite of taking precaution to keep secure your documents on USB drive you can’t deny from data loss. Thus you should be aware how to get rid of such problem. Anyhow, now it is possible to recover documents from USB drive by using Document Recovery tool. There are many third party file recovery tools you may find on internet, but you should opt trusted and effective tool like “Document Recovery” which makes sure you that original file will be intact during document recovery from USB drive. It has smart and faster algorithm which scans entire USB drive or hard drive within a short span of time. It can easily recover documents from emptied Recycle Bin and after formatting USB drive. Let’s see some scenarios of data loss from USB drive.

Common scenarios behind data loss from USB drive:

  • Accidental Deletion: While choosing unwanted files to erase from USB drive, you may choose important files too and delete them. Later you get know that it was important file.
  • Unintentional Format: Sometimes you may see some error message like USB drive is not formatted; do you want to format it now? Such error occurs when USB drive become inaccessible and documents stored in USB drive become unreachable. To make USB drive accessible you have to format USB drive which will lead to deletion of stored data.
  • Virus Attack: Virus attack is common on digital data, which can come on your USB drive from any affected computer or laptop during data transfer. These viruses may delete the documents on USB disk.
  • Interruption While Transferring: Any interruption while transferring documents like abruptly ejecting USB drive while transferring data or sudden system shut down due to any reason may lead to data loss from USB drive.
  • Third Party Unreliable Tool: Unreliable third party tool like antivirus or any other malicious program may delete your documents saved on USB drive. They may detect your document as junk files and may delete them. To retrieve documents from USB drive which has been deleted by third party tool can be restored by using this effective tool.

Predominant features of Document Recovery tool:

Document Recovery is one of the finest tools for document recovery from USB drive, which has been deleted or lost due to any reason. It has inbuilt powerful and smart algorithm which identifies almost all files including XML, XLS, PowerPoint, images, text, documents, etc. This utility can be effectively used to restore documents after format of USB drives as well as hard drives on Mac or Windows OS. Its GUI is so interactive that any novice user can rescue documents from USB drive without any prior technical knowledge. Its automated recovery process did not let you worry about how to recover documents from USB drive.

Following are the steps to recover documents from USB drive:

Step 1: Download and Install the demo version of the software and Launch the tool. On the main screen select “Recover Files” option to recover deleted or lost documents.

Recover Deleted Documnets - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: After selecting a Window appears with the options “Recover Deleted Files" & "Recover Lost Files” choose any option as per the requirement and proceed.

Recover Deleted XML Files - Select Option

Figure 2: Select Option

Step 3: Select the USB drive from which the documents has to be retrieved and click on “Next”. Software starts scanning the drive.

Recover Deleted Documents - Select Drive

Figure 3: Select USB Drive

Step 4: Once the scanning process is completed the software lists out restored files in “Data View” and “File Type View”. View the restored documents and then “Save” the restored documents to desired location on computer or any other storage device.

Recover Deleted Dcuments - Preview Recovered Files

Figure 4: Preview Recovered Document Files

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