Unformat USB | Download USB Unformat Software to Restore Lost Data

Daisy updated on Sep 17, 2020 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles


If you accidentally format your USB flash drive, download USB unformat software to unformat USB drive. You can unformat USB drive after accidental formatting, format error and other unfriendly situations with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. This software can unformat the pen drive and get back lost data.

Accidentally Formatted Flash Drive

"I accidentally formatted my USB flash drive. Then, all the files are gone! How can I get them back?"

USB flash drives are often used in our daily life. They are smaller, faster, more durable and reliable. The USB flash drives indeed bring many benefits to us. But some people complain about USB data loss due to various reasons. Do you lose the data forever?

No. You still have a chance. After the formatting, your files are not permanently erased from your drive. Therefore, you still have the chance to recover formatted files from a USB flash drive. However, how to recover formatted USB?

Unformat USB Flash Drive Software (Recommended)

Before you unformat your USB, you must keep in mind that - stop using the USB flash drive after the formatting. Otherwise, new data will overwrite the old data, which will result in data lose permanently. 

To unformat your pen drive or flash drive, you need professional USB unformat software. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is powerful unformat USB flash drive software. It can not only unformat USB flash drive but also undelete files, photos, pictures, images, audios, and videos from USB flash drive. 

Learn more details about this software:


Supported Situations:

Formatted Data Recovery, Deleted File Recovery, Lost Partition Recovery, OS Crash Recovery, Virus Attack Recovery, RAW Partition Recovery, etc.


Supported Devices:

Memory Cards, USB Flash Drives, Pen Drives, External Hard Drives, Video Players Digital Cameras, Computers, and More.


Supported File Systems:

FAT(FAT12,FAT16,FAT32), exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5, ext2/ext3, HFS+, ReFS.


Supported OS:

Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2008/2003.


How to Unformat USB Flash Drive

If you are stuck in the same situation, go ahead and unformat your USB.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. See if the USB drive appears in the drive list. Select the USB and click "Scan".

select the usb drive and click scan

Step 2. During the scan process, more and more data will appear in the scan results. When the scan is over, you can click "Filter" to quickly filter a specific type of file.

select wanted files

Step 3. Preview the files by double-clicking them one by one. Select the wanted files and click "Recover".

recover files from the formatted usb
Do You Need Specialized Data Recovery Services?
You may need further help for tough data loss situations like reformatting drive, RAW disk, partition loss, repartition failures, and system boot error. Consult with EaseUS Data Recovery Experts for cost-efficient one-on-one manual recovery service. They could offer the following services after diagnosis:
1. Unformat the drive
2. Repair the RAID, RAW disk or operating system
3. Recover lost partition (the one that cannot be recovered by software)

Protect Your Data in Advance

Are you still worried about data loss? Except for using a data recovery tool, you can also protect your data in advance. That is to say back up your essential files and folders frequently. You can manually copy files to another location or back up files to external hard drive with backup software. 

No matter how you back up your data, save them to another storage device.

back up files to protect data

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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