Top 5 Flash Drive Recovery Software You Should Never Miss

Universal Serial Bus (USB)  is an integral part of this digital world. USB drives are important devices in data storage, management, transferring, etc. and bring about great facilitation. It is very portable and small in size, so users can carry it anywhere they go. However, USB drive also causes problems like data loss issue.

It is common sense that data loss issue is not avoidable, for various factors can lead to the issue. Files like photos, videos, music, office document, application, emails and so on can get lost. Fortunately, USB data recovery is available and can be done via various method.

15 Best Software for Flash Drive File Recovery

1    iMyFone AnyRecover - Ultimate Flash Drive Recovery Solution

iMyFone AnyRecover is an office or home data recovery software for PC or Mac. It can easily and quickly scan and retrieve your files based on unique scanning and data recovery algorithms.

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1,000,000 + Downloads

Key Features of the Software

Recover data from any storage media such as PC, mobile Phone, camera, hard drive, SD/XD/CF card, music/video player.

Recover any types of files such as documents, photos, videos, Email, audios.

Recover all your data no matter how you lost it, such as operating system crashes, recycle bin is emptied, formatted devices or drives and lost partitions, etc.

High recovery rate and 100 percent secure.

Recover the lost files without overwriting any other files.

Restore unlimited data that are inaccessible.

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How to Recover Flash Drive Data with iMyFone AnyRecover?

Step 1: Launch AnyRecover and select "External Device Recovery" mode from the Home interface.

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Step 2: You will have to connect your external storage device to the computer before the recovery process can commence.

connect to computer

Step 3: Once your external device is connected, click "Next" and select the disk you want to recover data from. Then, check the file type and click the "Scan" tab.

select file type

Step 4: At this point, AnyRecover will take some minutes to scan for your lost files and list them with respect to file type.

Preview the files and select the files to recover by clicking the "Recover" tab and select the appropriate/target location to save the files.

preview and recover files

Note:

If the program fails to find your files under this mode, you can try "All-Round Recovery" mode to scan deeper for your lost files.

2    Data Rescue PC 3.2

Data Rescue software is not only used to recover lost files but also to recover partition tables, boot records, and complex Raid configuration. This flash drive data recovery software also helps you to discover devices with mechanical defaults, therefore, enabling you to get data recovery help before more data is lost.

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Pros:

Slick easy to use interface.

Recovers to a wide range of external drives.

Creates a bootup disk if needed.

Recovers partially functioning drives.

Cons:

This data recovery tool is limited to only recovering formatted files.

3   Active File Recovery Tool

Active File Recovery enables you to recover files that you have accidentally deleted or that were lost for any number of other reasons. With clear options and quick scanning capability, this app will have your files back in your hands in no time. The software is under development and more attributes are being included to improve the functionality of the software.

active file recovery tool

Pros:

Files that can't be recovered with the quick scan feature can often be traced by Superscan.

This app is a good option for those with limited computer knowledge, thanks to its clear interface and helpful descriptions of the types of files recovered.

Cons:

Some power features are not always easy to find. However, initial scanning options are clear, the recovery process is not straightforward thus can be confusing.

4SoftPerfect File Recovery

SoftPerfect File Recovery is a perfect program for recovering deleted files from your computer. SoftPerfect File Recovery will undelete files from memory cards, flash drives, etc. Any device on your PC that stores data (except for your CD/DVD drive) should be endorsed.

It's portable (not occupying too much storage space), completely free, doesn't require installation, and isn't entangled with unnecessary settings and screens.

softperfect file recovery

Pros:

Doesn't need to be installed.

Lets you find deleted files by name or extension.

Can restore multiple files at one time.

Takes up 500 KB space.

Cons:

Doesn't support previewing image files.

Doesn't indicate the health of the deleted files.

5Wise Data Recovery

It can get back lost files, whether you deleted some files by accident, formatted a drive or encountered a system crash and lost some files. Wise Data Recovery endorses to recover data from FAT (FAT12, FAT16, FAT32), exFAT and NTFS disk.

Wise Data Recovery will also show the difficulty level of the recovery by indicating the data file as "Good", "Poor", "Very Poor", or "Lost" in the scan result.

wise data recovery

Pros:

The installation is really quick.

Multitasking file recovery is possible.

Scans for deleted files quickly.

Supports multiple languages.

Shows the recoverability of a file.

Cons:

The folder structure gives errors for individual files.

It is developed only for the Windows OS.

2What Causes Data Loss on a USB Flash Drive?

Data files get lost is so frustrating. On this part, we list all data loss causes. The more useful way to keep your data safe is back up. You should do a backup for your important data files regularly.

    1. Damage from Malicious Software.

    2. A power surge or electrostatic discharge.

    3. Improperly removing the mass storage device.

    4. Accidentally deleting files from the device.

    5. Accidentally formatting.

    6. The file system of your flash drive converts to RAW; data becomes inaccessible.

    7. Reversed Flash card pushed into a digital camera.

    8. Spillage coffee or other beverages over a USB Flash disk (e.g. on a desk).

3Comparison of Flash Drive Recovery Software

Features
Deep Scan
yes
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yes
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Trash/Recycle Bin Recovery
yes
yes
yes
yes
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Preview Data
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Multiple Files Recovery
yes
yes
yes
yes
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External Devices Recovery
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Scan Specific Path
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Scan Specific File Type
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
Available Version
Windows/Mac
Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows

Conclusion

Data loss is one of the most annoying problems. That’s why to choose the right tool when recovering your lost or deleted files.

For logical damage and data loss scenarios, you can trust on any of the above-listed flash drive data recovery software depending on your need, data loss situation, and options you require to accomplish successful data recovery process. You’ll find it has never been so easy to recover lost data after trying iMyFone AnyRecover.

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By  Alva Doris , to External Device Recovery

Posted on May 23, 2019  ( Updated: May 23, 2019 )

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