Tutorial of Memory Stick Data Recovery

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


This article is a tutorial of USB memory stick data recovery with data recovery software, which can help us recover data from many storage devices such as USB memory stick under Windows.

Memory Stick Data Loss

Today we will talk about USB memory stick data loss and learn the tutorial of USB memory stick data recovery.

Memory Stick is a detachable flash memory card type and is also utilized in all-purpose to define the entire group of Memory Sticks. Added to the unique USB Memory Stick, this entire group comprises the Memory Stick PRO, a revised version that permits greater storage volume and fast file transferring speed. 
However, for certain reason, memory sticks may get impaired during a power scarcity, or sudden removal for the memory card while capturing images or viewing them from the memory cards, or other numerous and unfamiliar causes.

Here is a case that recently received from my customers.

"I am using a 32GB USB to store some videos. This USB always works well. However, it goes wrong. All of the files on this USB memory stick are gone after I remove the USB and reconnect it to the computer."

Then, he asks us for help. We help him finish USB memory stick data recovery, I think it's necessary to write down the tutorial as the USB memory stick is more and more popular in our daily life.

Memory Stick Data Recovery Tips

Generally, the reasons for USB memory stick data loss are as following:

  • Accidentally format the USB memory stick
  • Wrongly delete data in USB memory stick
  • Computer viruses and worms infection or corruption.
  • Damage due to a power failure or surge
  • Unexpected system shutdown or application failure.
  • Other unknown reasons

Once find there is data loss in the USB memory stick, we should stop any operation which will cause overwriting. The faster we perform data recovery, the more chances we get to recover the lost data.

To make it, we could seek help from data recovery service with paying time and money, also we could use data recovery software to recover data from USB memory stick easily and safely, here EaseUS recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard is highly recommended for USB memory stick recovery.

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EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard - The Best Memory Stick Recovery Software

Recover deleted, formatted, and inaccessible data in different data loss situations.

Recover photos, audio, music, and emails from any storage effectively, safely and completely.

Recover data from the recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera, and camcorder.

Steps of Memory Stick Recovery

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Select the USB memory stick where you lost data and click "Scan".

Select the usb memory stick where you lost data

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan first. After the quick scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

Scan the selected disk to do memory stick data recovery

Step 3. After the scan, you can preview all the listed recoverable document and image files one by one and select out those you want. Then, click "Recover" button to get them back once. Here you should save all the recovered files on another disk to avoid data overwriting.

Complete memory stick data recovery with EaseUS data recovery software

Video tutorial guide to recover data from the USB memory stick/USB external hard drive:

You can also watch the video tutorial guide to perform the USB memory stick recovery with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and get all lost data back:

Besides USB memory stick data recovery, we can also use Data Recovery Wizard to recover data from other storage media such as RAID, hard drive, USB flash drive, digital camera, digital audio player, SD card, compact flash, etc. under Windows.


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Frequently Asked Questions

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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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