Kingston Flash Drive Recovery

Daisy updated on Jun 20, 2019 to Storage Media Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

MediaRECOVER is exclusively designed for Kingston flash drive data recovery. However, Windows computers running Windows 8 and Windows 10 cannot install it. As an alternative, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard works much better in OS compatibility, scanning speed, and data recovery capability.

Kingston Recovery Tool - Introduction

Being one of the largest independent manufacturers of memory products, Kingston is a trustworthy brand for global users. Its USB flash drives are particularly popular among young students and office workers.

Every storage device has a limit lifespan, and this is acknowledged by all of us. We have to do some things right to prolong its life. That's why all manufacturers suggest users try not to abruptly remove a USB flash drive from a connected computer. As investigated, like what you read on all hot forums, over a half USB flash drive users lost data due to improper removal. They frequently plug in and plug off the removable disk without safe ejection. As a result, the next time when they try to open the USB flash drive on the computer, it's not responding at all. Sometimes, Windows sends an error message: "The disk drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?"

That's not all the reasons for data loss. Besides the disk not formatted error which prevents you from accessing data, human errors are also one of the big cause. Accidental deletion, disk formatting and so on.

For Kingston users, MediaRECOVER is exclusively designed for you. It's a complete digital image and file recovery utility, to recover 250 file types. It's a great flash drive recovery tool for Kingston customers, but not always. It's out of optimization for a long time. 

*System Requirements*

Operating System: Windows 7, Windows Vista™, Windows XP® (SP1, SP2, SP3)

Third-party Kinston Recovery Tool - Alternative

Kingston USB flash drive/pen drive offers users a secure digital circumstance, huge storage space, and fast running speed. The best part is, it's portable! When data gets lost due to deletion, formatting or device inaccessible problem, how to get it back? What if MediaRECOVER is out of applicability? Are there other reliable options? 

The answer is positive. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is such professional data recovery software that can fully replace the role of MediaRECOVER in flash drive data recovery. Moreover, it makes up for the OS incompatibility issue 

  • It supports all Windows operating system, from Windows XP, Vista to Windows 10
  • It has both Windows os and Mac OS X/macOS versions

Download the trial version of EaseUS disk data recovery software on your PC or Mac, and then correctly connect your Kingston USB drive to it. When it's ready, launch the software and follow the guide below to recover photos, videos, documents and other types of files from the storage drive.

How to Recover Data from Kingston Flash Drive - Guide

Here, we have a warm tip for successful data recovery on any type of storage device: do not use the flash drive to save new files as soon as data loss happens, because new files tend to occupy the empty space of the previously erased ones. 

Step 1. Run EaseUS data recovery software for Kingston USB data recovery

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your PC and select your Kingston USB under External Devices. Click "Scan".

Scan Kingston USB drive to find lost files.

Step 2. Scan lost data on the flash drive

During the scanning process, you will see more and more scanning results showing up, and there are some tabs for you to filter the results.

  • Deleted Files and Drive can help you find lost data quickly.
  • Lost Partition Files: Check first if it's for formatted recovery. If you formatted the Kingston USB, check and find your data here.
  • Extra Files: finds files that lost names or file paths on your USB drive.
  • Filter: A quick way to your wanted files.
  • Search: e.g. file name/file extension.
Scan Kingston USB drive lost files.

Step 3. Preview and recover

After a quick preview of file quality, you can choose the wanted files and click "Recover" to export the recovered files to the other location.

Restore Kingston USB files.
 
 

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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.

About Data Recovery Wizard

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