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Recover Deleted Files from USB Flash Drive/External Hard Drive

Updated on Dec 28, 2018 by Abby Haines to Storage Media Recovery


This tutorial article shows how to recover deleted or lost files from USB flash drive or external hard drive by simple clicks with effective data recovery software from EaseUS. Follow to retrieve deleted or lost data on USB/external hard drive right now.

How to recover deleted files from USB

I saved a great amount of important Word and Excel files on my USB flash drive. But two hours ago, I mistakenly deleted some of these files while trying to transfer them from the USB flash drive to my computer. I know clearly that I cannot restore the deleted data from Recycle Bin because the USB deleted files were not moved to there. Does anyone know how to recover deleted files from USB flash drive?

Best way to undelete files from USB or external hard drive

Now removable storage devices like USB flash drive, memory card, external hard drive are becoming an indispensable part of people's life. It helps you store your important data such as music, pictures, videos etc. But sometimes unexpected data loss disaster caused by certain reasons can make you lose all your crucial data just in seconds. To rescue your files, you 'd better learn how to recover data from external hard drive/USB flash drive/memory card/cf card, etc.

But what is the best way to recover deleted files from USB or external hard drive? Usually, to recover deleted files from hard drive/USB flash drive/external hard drive/memory card/cf card/Recycle Bin is one of the most difficult tasks for many users. Sometimes you spend laborious hours on it but with no result. So here we would like to recommend you to try a powerful data undelete software to safely and efficiently rescue your data. Hre you can use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free to get the deleted data back before that space is overwritten by new data.

Video tutorial

You can download and install EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard in your PC and follow below video tutorial to see how to simply get all lost files back now:

Step by step guide: recover deleted files on USB or external hard drive

When data gets deleted off a hard drive/flash drive/external hard drive/memory card, it doesn't actually get permanently erased. What happens is that the space that was occupied by the deleted file is now freed up, and becomes listed as re-usable space. 

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a very easy-to-use and comprehensive undelete file software which can help you recover formatted data, restore deleted files from hard drive and recover data from lost partition in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP. You can try it with below detail guide steps to undelete USB or external hard drive files now:

Please stop using your USB flash drive once you lose files on it, in case newly produced data overwrite entries to the lost files.

Step 1. Connect USB to your PC and run USB data recovery software.

  • Connect the USB flash drive on which your files to your computer and launch EaseUS USB data recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard on your PC.
  • Select your USB drive under External Devices and click Scan to start finding your lost files.
Select USB to scan and find lost files.

Step 2. Scan to find all lost files from USB.

  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will thoroughly scan your USB flash drive and find all your lost data on it.
Scan USB drive to find lost files.

Step 3. Restore all lost files from USB.

  • After the scanning process, you can check and preview found USB files in this program.
  • "Deleted Files" is for you to find deleted files. And "Lost Partition Files" is quick access to find formatted data.
  • Double-click the files to preview and choose available ones, click "Recover" to save them to a secure location on your PC or other external storage devices
Restore lost USB data.