USB Data Recovery | Recover Data from USB Flash Drive/SD Card

Tracy King updated on Jul 04, 2019 to Resource | How-to Articles


Don't be panic when you lost data on USB drive by accidental deletion, formatting, virus attack, or other reasons. EaseUS USB data recovery software allows you to simply recover lost data on USB flash drive, pen drive, USB 3.0 or SD card with three simple steps. Learn how to recover USB data right now.

When it comes to a USB drive, you may feel familiar with the following types: 

  • USB 3.0;
  • USB pen drive;
  • USB flash drive;
  • USB external hard drive etc.

SanDisk, Seagate, Kingston, Toshiba, Samsung, and other popular USB manufacturer are doing very well by providing excellent USB drives. A USB drive is portable for users to take anywhere and fast to read, write, transfer and save data. All those fantastic features help us easily transfer data or store data. However, since most people rush to store their important data on them and improper operations occur often, data loss on a USB seems unavoidable for most USB users. Is there any way to recover files from usb? What to do when you lost data on the USB drive, SD card or other storage devices? 

Here you can follow one of the two reliable methods to restore data from your USB flash drive:

Method 1. Recover Data from USB Drive with Data Recovery Software

Finding a reliable USB data recovery software tool is the most advisable choice. EaseUS hard drive recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard allows you recover all files and folders from your USB device lost due to wrong deletion, formatting, virus infection, USB damage, USB becoming RAW, etc. The best data recovery software from EaseUS can rescue your lost data from different data loss situations. It provides easy solutions to quickly recover files from a USB flash drive of many popular brands, including SanDisk, Kingston, Transcend, Toshiba, Sony, Lexar, etc.

Download the 100% secure software right now. Then follow the video or detailed steps below to do USB file recovery with a few simple clicks. You can apply the same steps to perform SD card recovery, memory card recovery, external hard drive recovery...

Video Tutorial: Recover Data from USB Flash Drive with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

Detailed Guide: 3 Steps to Recover Data from USB

Step 1. Run USB data recovery software.

Connect the USB flash drive to your computer and launch EaseUS USB data recovery software on your PC. Select your USB drive which marks as a removable disk, and click "Scan" to start finding your lost files.

Select USB to scan and find lost files

Step 2. Scan all lost files from USB.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will thoroughly scan your USB flash drive and find all your lost data on it. After the scanning process,  use the Filter feature to filter a specific file type. You can check and preview found USB files in this program.

Scan USB drive to find lost files

Step 3. Restore all lost files from USB.

A double-click will allow you to preview the file results. Choose the target files and click "Recover" to save them to a secure location on your PC or other external storage devices.

Restore lost USB data

Apart from recovering lost files from a USB drive, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard also helps to recover files from external hard drive, hardware RAID, SD card, memory cards, etc. If you lost data on other storage devices, don't hesitate and let EaseUS USB data recovery software help you right now.

Method 2. Perform USB Data Recovery Using Command Prompt

Recovering data from a USB using CMD is only workable when the files are hidden on your USB. If the files on your USB flash drive are deleted, formatted, or lost due to other reasons instead of being hidden, using USB data recovery software like EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the only way to retrieve your data.

Step 1. Connect your USB flash drive to your computer.

Step 2. Run Command Prompt as an administrator.

Step 3. Type attrib -h -r -s /s /d G:\*.* and hit "Enter".

Click to copy

After the steps above, the hidden files on your USB will be shown again.

Bonus Tip: How to Back Up USB Data

Not only USB, other devices like hard drive, SD card, memory card, and more are also the places where data loss occur. Almost everyone has suffered from data loss at one time or another. It's always better to nip data loss in the bud than to recover the data after the disaster happens. To minimize the chance of complete data loss, it's a good choice for you to back up the data on your USB flash drive regularly. A free backup software tool for you is EaseUS Todo Backup. With this software, you can back up your laptop hard drive, partition, computer system, files, USB drive and more by date to a local hard drive, external storage device, cloud storage, etc. It also provides flexible backup plans that can satisfy your different needs. It is the backup freeware well worth trying.

The Bottom Line

We can reduce the chance of data loss, but we cannot eliminate the possibility of losing data. Thus, both the backup software and data recovery software are necessary to ensure data security. For USB data recovery, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is an unmissable choice since it outperforms its equivalents with its excellent performance. It's greatly approved by its user for it has helped them recover data from various kinds of storage devices in different kinds of data loss situations. Get it now and you will know it's not overstated.

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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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