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: Download, install Remo Recover on your system and launch it. Connect your pen drive to the system in which the software is installed. From the home screen select "Recover Partitions" option. Next, you will see all the logical and physical disk drives available in the system. Choose the pen drive from the list of drives and click "Scan" option

Recover Data from Formatted USB Drive - Home Screen

Figure 1: Home Screen

Step 2: Now the tool scans the pen drive to find all its partitions. Once scanning is done, it shows all its partitions with their file systems that are currently present and that were present before formatting the pen drive. Choose the formatted pen drive partition and click "Scan" option to begin the recovery process

Restore Data from Formatted Pen Drive - Choose Formatted Pen Drive

Figure 2: Choose Formatted Pen Drive

Step 3: Upon the completion of scanning and recovery process, it shows the recovered files in "Data View", and "File Type View"

Retrieve Data from Formatted Pen Drive - Recovered Data View

Figure 3: Recovered Data View

Step 4: At the end of the recovery process, you can preview the recoverable files the recoverable file by right clicking on the file and selecting Preview from the displayed options.

Rescue Data from Formatted Pen Drive - Preview Recovered Files

Figure 4: Preview Recovered Files

Step 5: At last, if you are satisfied with the tool, then purchase the complete edition of the tool and save the recovered files at the destination location of your choice

Formatted Pen Drive Data Recovery - Save Recovered Files

Figure 5: Save Recovered Files