FAQ: Accidentally formatted flash drive

Question: Help, I have accidentally formatted flash drive. What shall I do to bring files from flash drive formatted by accident?

Solution: Retrieve data with iCare Data Recovery

iCare Data Recovery helps to recover formatted flash drive and take your files back. All you have to do is to download the program and search lost files from your flash drive. It is easy to perform flash drive unformat. This software also supports to recover files from formatted USB pen drive.

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Tutorial: How to retrieve data from formatted drive

This is an FAQ about flash card formatted by accident.

You accidentally formatted flash drive or storage device. No need to panic. It is easy to get files even you formatted your flash drive, or other storage drives. What you need is to perform a formatted drive recovery, which can be done using iCare Data Recovery which works on most Windows platforms. All you have to do is to connect your flash drive to your Windows running PC and start a format recovery with this program.

Here are some cases usually happened to format recovery users besides accidentally flash drive formatted.

  1. Have you formatted the drive to same file system for e.g. FAT to FAT or NTFS to NTFS?
  2. Have you formatted the drive to other file system i.e. FAT to NTFS and vice versa?

Formatting a drive does not erase your data but the FAT, usually called fat allocation table, which is to record all the places of data storage. Your data is not damaged if you performed format. There are still chances to recover files. See a screenshot of how iCare Data Recovery successfully found files.

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Recovering data from formatted flash drive by accident

Following the tutorial below, you can undelete files from USB drive after formatting by mistake:

  1. Launch the application
  2. Select the option "Format Recovery"
  3. Select the physical drive containing formatted partition
  4. Select the option "Show Files" which is on the left menu
  5. iCare Data Recovery will list all files.
  6. Preview lost files.
  7. You're finished.

Isn't it simple to perform a format recovery from flash drive? If you happened to format your drive and need files back, be free to try iCare Recovery. If you run into unformatted problem on micro SD card or other storage media, you can also use the data recovery software.

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