How This Utility Makes Data Recovery from USB Flash Drive Possible?

Kingston is one amongst the famous manufacturer which produces Universal Serial Bus standard based storage devices that are commonly known as USB flash drive or pen drive. As these removable disks are small in size but have large storage capacity, they are used world wide to transfer or carry important files from one device to another.

If your computer/laptop hard drive becomes full and cannot hold new files anymore, then you can easily use these devices to store and backup different type files such as movies, music, PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, excel files, images etc. As these drives are easily shared with multiple computers and storage devices, there are more chances of data loss.

In case, if you have lost your files from USB storage device and searching a proper method to get back missing files/folders then you're at right information page. In this page, you will learn how to recover USB flash drive files in various data loss circumstances. Actually, USB flash drive recovery has become very easy with introduction of data restoration techniques. Now, by using Kingston Recovery software you can restore files from different Kingston storage devices such as memory card, pen drive, memory stick etc.

Act Immediately to Save Lost/Deleted Files!!

As soon as you lose any file from flash drive, it is advisable to stop using it to save new files. Because, when you lose files from USB storage disk you can restore them using the software before lost files are replaced by new files. In simple words, it is very important to avoid data overwriting on the flash drive prior to launch data restoration process and to achieve this purpose, strictly stop writting new data because OS can allocate the same location to new files where older files are residing. And once it happens, any prgram may not ensure successful retrieval of missing or deleted files. Now, you might be thinking how files can be recovered from removable storage devices with the aid of third party tools.

Now, I will explain how you can restore files from USB storage drive as well as from different storage devices like Thumb drive, memory cards etc because when you delete any file from these storage drives, that file doesn't get delete permanently. But flash disk's file system will just lose pointer which was pointing to that deleted file. Once file system loses it's pointer, then file becomes missing. But this utility is enough smart to read files directly from the storage location without going through the file system and this is what that makes USB flash drive data recovery possible.

Circumstances where data loss is possible from Kingston USB Storage Device

  • Accidental Deletion: When you delete some unwanted files from your USB disk after connectinng it to Windows or Mac system, you might accidentally delete few important files along with them by using “Delete” option. Since there is no Recycle Bin or Trash concept for removable storage devices, you can't restore them manually.

  • Improper Ejection: You need to connect flash device with computer/laptop to transfer files. Sudden ejection of removable flash memory device when files are being transferred can lead to the data loss. You may encounter some files are disappered from flash device that were supposed to be transferred or copied.

  • Virus Attack: Virus can infect your storage device when it is plugged-in on any computer or laptop that is already infected with these destructive programs. In such case, your device may become inaccessible or files may get corrupted.

  • Format Error: On connecting your USB flash drive to a computer or laptop, you might recieve message such as “Disk in drive is not formatted. Format it now”. Such type format errors come when file system of the device is corrupted. Formatting a storage device after format error is very common. However, using this software you can perform formatted data recovery from USB flash drive.

  • Improper Usage of Cut-Paste option: When you're transferring files from one folder to another folder, you might use “Cut-Paste” Option. After copying few files using “Ctrl + x” key combination, you might not properly paste it. From this improper usage of Cut-Paste option, you can lose crucial files.

Now let's look at some features of Kingston Recovery tool

  • Helps you in restoring data from USB flash storage drives after formatting, file system corruption, virus attack and many other different data loss scenarios.

  •  Recovers different file types such as photos, videos, audios, text documents, presentations, ZIP/RAR archives and many other type files from removable storage devices.

  • Along with Windows operating system, it can perform USB flash drive recovery operation over different versions of Mac OS X such as Yosemite, Leopard, Mavericks,Mountain Lion, Snow Leopard and Lion.
  • To recover data from flash drive recovery on Mac, just follow this link, http://www.kingstonrecovery.com/flash-drive-recovery-mac.html
  • This tool performs USB flash drive recovery operation over different versions of Windows operating system such as Windows 8, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista.

  • Making use of this software you can recover files from USB Thumb drive, flash drives and memory cards like SD, xD, microSD, SDXC and SDHC cards of different brands such as Transcend, Kingston, Sony, SanDisk, PNY, Lexar etc. Thus, if you have lost data from Kingston Data Traveler 108 drive, then also use this tool to get back files from Kingston DT108 drive with outmost ease.
  • Using “Save Recovery Session” you can save scanned session at any instance when you need to pause the operation and also resume it when you want to continue USB flash drive recovery operation. Hence, this option will ensure that you need not to re-scan the device to locate lost files.

Simple steps to use this software

Step 1: Click on "Download Now" button to get free trail version of this program and install it on your system.

Step 2: Connect your USB flash drive and launch this software, then you will be directed to main screen, where you will find “Recover Files”, “Recover Drives” and “Recover Photos” option. In this window you need to choose “Recover Photos” option.

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 3: After selecting “Recover Photo” option this software starts to scan entire system and display all logical drives along with externally connected drive. In this window you need to choose removable drive.

Figure 2: Select USB Flash Drive

Step 4: This program will start the scanning process to restore all files from externally connected USB flash disk.

Step 5: After performing restore operation, software displays list of restored files like “File Type View” and “Data View”.

Figure 3: Preview Recovered Data

Step 6: Select any file from the list of restored files and use “Preview” option to see that file.

Step 7: If you think this software is effective in recovering files, then register full version of this app and save restored files by browsing the desired location.

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