Restoring files after formatting is a difficult task, but sometimes we desperately need to get important files back. If you do not have a backup copy of the disk or partition data, then all files can be lost. However, there is still a chance to recover your data.
Usually, Quick Format is used when there is a need to format a flash drive. This process rewrites the partition table, which will hide the files and remove them from the visible folder without damaging the original data on the disk.
It means that your files are still in their original location on your hard drive. This allows data recovery even after formatting a flash drive, hard drive, partition, SD card, or other storage devices.
USB flash drives represent minor versions of computer hard drives. They are removable and rewritable data storage devices. Flash drives are less prone to failure than general hard drives. Nevertheless, you can experience data loss while using even the most expensive USB flash drive because all media can fail eventually.
Flash Drive Recovery Case
A week ago, we received a request with an accidentally formatted flash drive. A condition for successful data recovery is that the files you want to get back will not be overwritten with new data.
After formatting a partition, the original files can be easily overwritten with new ones. That is why do not put new files on the flash drive, partition, or other devices after formatting them. Instead, entrust your flash drive to companies that provides recovery services to maximize the chance of a successful restoration.
Luckily, the user stopped using the flash drive and disconnected it from his computer, avoiding overwriting and complete data loss.
The data recovery process for flash drives differs from hard drives. It requires advanced and precise instruments and software for the best results.
As when formatting a disk, its file table is reset to zero, and as a result, the old information that was on it does not fall into the new size of the created file table. In this case, the work was to search and analyze the data remaining on the disk.
Flash Drive Recovery
The probability of success depends on the type of file system, the nature of the data and the volume of files, fragmentation, as well as what and in what volumes was written to the disk after formatting.
Once the user’s flash drive was delivered to our data recovery lab, we repaired and restored all lost files using advanced tools. All data was returned to the satisfied customer successfully.
Our highly trained engineers work in ISO Certified Class 10 Cleanroom to ensure the safety of storage devices. As all drive parts are sensitive even to the tiniest particles, such as dust, it is essential to work on them in a controlled environment.
Engineers at PITS Global Data Recovery Services frequently attend qualification courses to keep up with the modern technologies and the new advanced options for data recovery. Contact our customer service at (888) 611-0737 if you are facing any media storage failure.