Your Ultimate Guide to Recover Deleted Files from Memory Stick

Your memory stick is susceptible to corruption or damage especially if you don’t take certain preventive measures. There could be a large quantities of causes behind data corruption/deletion on a memory stick. However, the good thing is that you can recover your deleted data from memory stick easily with a reliable memory stick data recovery tool.

Reasons That May Cause Data Loss in Memory Stick

Following are some of the primary reasons that may cause data loss in a memory stick:

  • A virus or malware attack could corrupt the data stored on a memory stick.

  • Sudden electrostatic discharge or power outage can lead to system crash and even loss of data on a memory stick.

  • Unplugging the memory stick while it’s in use.

  • Accidentally formatting the memory stick.

  • Accidental deletion of data from a memory stick and emptying the recycle bin afterwards.

  • Memory stick data corruption leading to RAW file system problem.

How to Recover Deleted Files from Memory Stick?

AnyRecover is a advanced memory stick data recovery software for you to recover your deleted/lost files from your memory stick. There are several data recovery modes of AnyRecover and you can take advantage of each of them to recover your files quickly and efficiently. Since the software interface is user-friendly, using AnyRecover to recover deleted files from memory stick is easy as 1-2-3.


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  • Recover nearly all kinds of files, including videos, photos, music, documents, etc. from your memory stick.

  • Recover data from your memory stick regardless of whether it is deleted due to device formatting, virus attack, OS crash, etc.

  • Recover deleted data from anywhere e.g. internal and external hard drives, digital cameras, memory cards, memory sticks, mobile phones, etc.

  • Recovery of deleted data via AnyRecover is 100% safe as the tool doesn’t overwrite existing data when recovering lost/deleted files.

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Instructions to Recover Deleted Files from Memory Stick

Step 1. Plug your memory stick into your computer and make sure it is detected by the OS.

Step 2. Launch iMyFone AnyRecover, from the list of recovery modes, select External Device Recovery.

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Step 3. Navigate to your memory stick, then click the "Next" button to continue.

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Step 4. You'll see a list of file type as the following interface shows, just select those you want to get back.

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Step 5. After the above steps, AnyRecover will start scanning your deleted files, after this, it will show all of them. Preview them and choose those you want to recover.

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How to Keep Memory Stick Safe?

If you don’t want to lose your valuable data stored on your memory stick, then you will need to take certain preventive measures.

  • Set Write Permissions: If you set user permission for your memory stick, you can prevent unauthorized users from accessing your valuable data. To do this, right-click on your memory stick, navigate to Security > Edit and then set the desired permissions.

  • Install Antivirus Software: Malware/virus is one of the primary causes of data loss. To install an antivirus software on your computer and keep it up-to-date is necessary .

  • Scan Your Memory Stick Frequently: Use your antivirus software to scan your memory stick on regular basis to make sure it is free from viruses/malware. You should also format the memory stick from time to time to prevent issues such as RAW file system error.

  • Go Offline When You Are Transferring Data to or from Your Memory Stick: Although this precaution is not always necessary, you can use it as an extra-security measure to keep your memory stick safe.

  • Encrypt Your Memory Stick: Encrypting your memory stick is one of the best ways to keep your valuable data from unauthorized people that may use your memory stick without permission.

  • Be Careful While Using Public Cafes: It is recommended that you avoid using your memory stick with any random computer. Public Cafes computers are generally notorious for viruses that could end up infecting your memory stick.



Losing important files stored on a memory stick can be a painful experience and unfortunately it happens more often than one might think. As there are many factors that may cause data loss in a memory stick. If you have lost your valuable files from your memory stick, you can use iMyFone AnyRecover, as it is fast, reliable, easy-to-use, and has a high successful data recovery rate.

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By  Simon Marcus , to External Device Recovery

Posted on Nov 29, 2018  ( Updated: Mar 09, 2019 )

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