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Tutorial of Memory Stick Data Recovery

Updated on Oct 23, 2018 by Tracy King to Storage Media Recovery

Summary

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.

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. Connect your device to PC.

If you lost data on an external hard drive, USB or SD card, connect the device to your PC firstly.

Step 2. Run the data recovery software and scan lost data.

1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your PC.
2. Select the device where you lost data under "Hard Disk Drives", "External Devices" or "Specify a location".
3. Click "Scan" to start scanning the lost data now.

Run data recovery software.

Step 3. Preview and restore data.

1. After the scanning, you can double-click each file to preview them from below tabs:

  • Delete Files: All your deleted files are listed here.
  • Drive (with your device name): It loads found files here.
  • Lost Partition Files: Check first if your hard drive is formatted or partition gets deleted.
  • Extra Files: All files that lost names or paths on your drive can be found here.
Preview lost data.

After this, you can even use "Filter" or "Search" to quickly find all your lost data.

2. Finally, you can choose those lost data and specify a safe location on your PC to complete the data recovery process by clicking "Recover" now.

Restore lost data.

You can also watch the video 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.