Retrieve Files from USB Disk

“I have a USB drive of 16GB memory. Two days before, my friend borrowed the USB drive as he was having some work. While giving USB drive to him, I just forgot to tell him not to format the drive. The next day, when I inserted the drive to my computer to checkout my files, not even a single file was present as my friend has formatted the whole drive partition before using it. Now, the worst thing is I don’t have any back up of that formatted data!”

I wanted to know whether it is possible to recover formatted data from external drives or do i have to drop the plan of recovering files. Please help me in solving this confusion

Well, I am pretty sure enough that, many of you might be the victim of the above mentioned real time scenario or you may come across with this kind of situation in future. Isn’t it a displeasure moment if you lost or delete any valuable data from your storage devices like USB drives…??? Of course it is! Whatever it may be whether you have deleted or even lost any files from USB drive, no need to get frightened as there is true USB recovery software by name SFWare Partition Recovery to recover USB drive and its data.

When we talk about USB drives, we can find different varieties of USB drives like USB external hard drive, USB pen drive, USB flash drive, etc. As these drives are getting larger and cheaper day by day, its usage is also becoming high and there by the chances of losing data from these drives also increasing. The major reasons for loss of data from USB partitions are given below.

  • Accidental or mistakenly formatting the USB drive
  • Presence of bad sectors on the USB drive
  • USB drive’s file system corruption
  • Sudden power failures when USB is connected to computer
  • Harmful virus infection on USB drive
  • Improper ejection and insertion of USB drive

Recovering USB Drive

The one and only solution to be used to overcome loss of data from USB drive is SFWare Partition Recovery which is the most reliable USB drive data recovery program. SFWare Partition Recovery is the application that helps in restoring lost or deleted data from USB drive. This tool is capable of retrieving data from inaccessible, formatted, dead, corrupted USB drives such as pen drives, memory cards, flash drives, external hard drives and internal hard drives with FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems with great ease. This program can even performs hassle-free recovery of data such as MS Office files, videos, images, music files, folders, compressed archives and other data from USB drive. This wizard can be utilized on Windows computers with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operating systems to extract data from various storage partitions. This software restores raw data from USB.

Steps to retrieve USB drive

  • Download and install SFware Partition Recovery Software on your Windows system
  • Then the computer must be connected with USB drive on which you want to perform recovery process
  • Run the software and follow the onscreen instructions to recover files from usb drive
  • Select “Partition Recovery” or “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” according to the loss situation
  • The tool lists out all the drives present in the system. Select the drive that represents your USB drive
  • The application scans selected USB drive and displays all the recoverable data
  • Mark the files and folders which you want to restore back
  • Save the rescued data on to your system or any other accessible storage device


  • Use genuine antivirus protection to prevent virus attacks on USB drive
  • Maintain backup of important files in more than one storage media
  • Avoid using USB drive on virus/malware infected systems

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