People rely on flash drives to store their files, and once they delete files, they assume they’re gone forever.
Unfortunately, that’s not the case, and today we’ll show you how to easily recover deleted files on USB flash drives.
- Restoring files from the USB may not be possible if the USB is not connected or it cannot be recognized by the PC.
- A solution would be to use a specialized tool to overwrite the USB and overwrite the existing data.
- Another way to solve this problem is to use the Command prompt to overwrite the USB.
- If the USB is not visible, you should first make sure it’s connected to your PC, then check the recycle bin, amongst other solutions.
Plug in your USB into the PC
- Press the Windows key + E to open the File Explorer.
- Click on This PC.
- Right-click on the USB and select Properties.
- Select the Tools tab.
- Click on Restore your computer to an earlier time.
- Click on Next to proceed.
- Check the boxes next to Show more restore points.
- Choose the Restore point, and click OK.
Select the USB in Explorer
- Right click it and choose Properties.
- Under the General tab, click the Recover tab.
- Click Show hidden files, folders, and drives.
- In the Drive options, click Recover.
- Click Next.
Unplug all USB drives connected to your PC
- Go to C drive > open â€ ̃Recycle Bin’
- Open the folder for the USB drive which you want to recover files
- Select the files you want to restore > right-click > select â€ ̃Restore’
Use Diskpart to run chkdsk
- Type diskpart in the search box and then press Enter
- Type list volume to see the volumes in the disk
- Type select volume (the volume that you want to check), and then type check disk /f /r (to run a check disk)
- Type exit to close diskpart
- Use Windows Data Recovery to recover the deleted files from USB drive