Recover Files from Formatted USB Flash Drive

Last updated on 01/12/2018

Can I recover data from formatted pen drive using CMD command prompt

“I accidentally formatted the pen drive on my computer, is there any way to recover the formatted data easily? Can I recover it with CMD?”

Some people may wonder is it possible to recover data from formatted pen drive with CMD command prompt. Unfortunately, it won’t work. CMD command prompt will work when you need to format the device, fix the unsupported file system error,or check the disk. You can only recover formatted data with professional data recovery program.

Quick format VS full format

When you format your flash drive, you can choose to quick format the drive or full format it.

When you perform the command on your computer, system will pop out a window allowing you to choose quick format or full format.

Quick format VS full format the lash driveQuick format VS full format the lash drive

If you check the option when you format the drive, the system will quick format your device, if you didn’t, it will full format the flash drive.

What’s the difference?

If you quick format the device, the system will only clean up all the data on it. If you full format the device, it will clean the data and check the bad sectors at the same time. But luckily, both of them can be recovered by a data recovery software.

How to recover data from formatted flash drive

Have you ever reformatted flash drive by mistake? How do you recover data from accidentally formatted flash drive? If you want to perform USB flash drive format recovery, try  iCare Data Recovery Pro.

iCare Data Recovery is a data restoration program for Windows, which is able to recover files when flash drive involves in format problem, such as:

  • Format USB flash drive by accident
  • USB drive asks to format before you can use it
  • Formatting flash drive to erase virus

Besides USB flash drive format recovery, this program can also repair deleted files from USB, flash drive was recognized as RAW file system, quick formatted drive, unreadable flash drive, recover files from inaccessible USB drive etc.


>>Best Solution for Formatted USB Recovery

Download iCare Data Recovery Pro to restore data from formatted USB including SanDisk, Kingston, PNY, Toshiba, etc in all situations.

No New Data Written to Formatted USB Please!!!

It is safe and quick to undo format flash drive and recover files. But before performing the recovery, there are something you need to understand. Once you formatted your flash drive, you write new data onto the flash drive again. Then no recovery experts would be able to get the data back. Why? You probably never heard the saying in data recovery world - once the data is over written, you suffer permanent data loss.

Free download the data recovery software for flash drive data recovery after formatting due to any reason.

Quick Tip for Formatted USB Stick Recovery

When you run iCare Data Recovery Pro for formatted usb stick recovery, the scanning process usually cost a few minutes. However, if too much data was stored to the USB or the USB stick is corrupted, it may take tens of minutes or even longer. It is worthy of waiting if you want to get back all formatted data. If you stop before the software shows found files automatically, you may find a part of lost files without showing their original names. All data with original name would be listed in the software only when the scanning is completed.

Video Tutorial: how to restore formatted files from USB

Tutorial: How to Recover Files from Formatted USB Flash Drive?

This is a tutorial guiding you how to recover formatted files with step by step instructions. When recovering formatted flash drive, you need to download iCare Data Recovery Pro; plug in flash drive onto your PC as an external drive. Run iCare recovery program to search files. You can preview lost files before register this program.

Step1. Plug the formatted flash drive to computer. Download the software. choose a recovery option.


Step2. Choose the flash drive as scanning device
wait while scanning lost data

Step3. preview found photos and some other types of files and choose the files needed.
preview lost files


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