Recover Data from Formatted Pen Drive

Restore Data from Formatted Pen Drive

Pen Drive is a portable USB (Universal Serial Bus) flash storage device for storing and transferring all kinds of digital data such as images, audio, video, applications, documents and all other files. These compact storage devices are to be connected to a computer or a laptop which has a USB port on it in order to copy any data to or from a pen drive. These memory drives are compatible with almost all desktops, laptops and even with handheld devices. It is capable of storing large amounts of data, as much as up to 1 TB with extremely fast data transfer rates. Due to these benefiting characteristics of pen drives, these devices provide a convenient way of handling and sharing data and are used by almost all people working with computers.

A pen drive, in its simplest form, comprises of a flash memory card which is permanently embedded into a card reader which enables attaching and detaching of these devices to computers. A flash memory device, being an open sourced device, is viable to all kinds of malignant softwares, viruses and more due to which the data stored on a pen drive is constantly at risk.

Recover data from formatted pen drive:

Formatting a pen drive is a process of writing the basic directory structure onto the pen drive’s memory so that other files and directories can be added. Formatting or re-formatting a pen drive is generally carried out in order to clear the drive of junk files, viruses, to change the file system from FAT to NTFS or vice versa, to clean disk space, to address inaccessibility issues and so on. This process permanently erases all data which was stored from the pen drive.

But there are certain cases where you want recover data from formatted pen drive: situations such as you forgot to take backup of all the data, you accidentally formatted it, you were forced to format it as it was not recognized by the computer, etc. If you are amongst the people who are facing these situations, you can recover deleted files from pen drive by using free software download version and follow the procedure which you’ll find in this article.

Restoring data from formatted pen drive using Remo Recover:

You can easily retrieve data from formatted pen drive using a powerful and reliable data recovery tool – Remo Recover. It also enables you to recover data from corrupted pen drive as well. This recovery tool is one of the most trusted and reliable applications to perform formatted pen drive data recovery using a Windows computer. It is a powerful, intelligent and quick software combined with a simplified user friendly interface allowing you to rescue data from formatted pen drive with ease.

Features of Remo Recover – to recover files from formatted pen drive:

  • Remo Recover tool scans over 300 different file types making data recovery successful without losing any kind of files formats
  • This tool can be used to retrieve data from non-booting and unmounting volumes too
  • Recovers data from FAT or NTFS file systems on pen drives and also perform data recovery on external hard disk drives, SATA devices, memory cards and more
  • You can view all recoverable contents after performing data recovery even before saving the files back to any desired location by using the demo version of Remo Recover software


Steps to recover data from a formatted pen drive using Remo Recover:

Step 1: Install Remo Recover on your system and launch it. From the home screen select "Recover Drives" option.

Recover Data from Formatted USB Drive - Home Screen

Figure 1: Home Screen

Step 2: On the next window select "Formatted / Reformatted Recovery" option to begin the process.

Restore Data from Formatted Pen Drive - Select Formatted / Reformatted Recovery

Figure 2: Select Formatted / Reformatted Recovery

Step 3: Lst of available drives are displayed from where you have to select the formatted Pen drive volume to begin scan process.

Retrieve Data from Formatted Pen Drive - Select Pen Drive Volume

Figure 3: Select Pen Drive Volume

Step 4: Select a specific file type which you want to retrieve. or else, just skip this option by clicking on "Skip" tab.

Rescue Data from Formatted Pen Drive - Select File Type

Figure 4: Select File Type

Step 5: View the list of recovered files either under "Data View" or "File Type View".

Formatted Pen Drive Data Recovery - Recovered Files

Figure 5: List of Recovered Files

Step 6: Save recovery session to avoid re-scanning of the Pen drive using "Save".

Restoring Data from Formatted Pen Drive - Save Recovery Session

Figure 6: Save Recovery Session