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    How to Recover Lost Files from Formatted Kingston USB Flash Drive?

    Kingston USB flash drive is handy and convenient for users to store and transfer data like videos, music, pictures, documents and more thanks to its small and easy to bring body. However, apart from the convenience the USB drive provides, we also come across some problems during the usage of the small gadget. Data loss issue is one of the most painful problems. It will be worse if those files are pretty precious and important to you and you haven’t uploaded them to computer or other devices for backup. And then, you are obliged to try your best to get those files back, and you will feel extremely frustrated, panic and depressed if you cannot regain them for a second chance. Is it possible to regain those important data?

    Actually, those formatted files are not really missing. Although the USB flash drive doesn’t own a recycle bin, which you can use it to get your formatted files back just like the Windows, you still can regain those accidentally formatted files via some powerful tools. They are just seemingly invisible and still be placed on the USB drive, which means that you still have the chance to retrieve them. In fact, when you search online, you will find that there are various kinds of some tools to retrieve those precious data, but not all of them are professional and may lead to irrevocable damage to your files. As long as you find out an effective and powerful tool and handle it properly, you do have a chance to recover lost files.

    To save your times from trial and error, we strongly recommend you use the iPubsoft Data Recovery (Windows 8/7/XP) or iPubsoft Data Recovery for Mac (OS 10.9 or later) to help you recover photos, videos, music, documents and other kinds of files you deleted, formatted, corrupted or lost from not only Kingston USB flash drive, but also other external storage devices like mobile phone, memory card, digital camera, MP3/MP4 players and so on. Following is the step-by-step guide showing you how to get back formatted Kingston data by using iPubsoft Data Recovery.

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    Quick Start: Retrieve Data Formatted from Kingston USB Flash Drive on PC

    Step 1: Connect Kingston USB to the PC and run software

    Download and install the Kingston USB data recovery software. Hook up your Kingston USB to the computer wait until it appears like a new removable drive letter in "My Computer". Then, you can launch the software and there are 4 recovery modes: Deleted Recovery, Format Recovery, Raw Recovery and Partition Recovery are provided. Choose the first Deleted Recovery mode at first. If failed, you can try the Raw Recovery, which will perform the deepest scan on your USB drive.

    launch software

    Step 2: Choose your Kingstone USB drive and scan it

    After choosing the recovery mode, you can click the "Next" button to let the software scan the systems and show all the drives related with it. You can see your connected USB flash drive is successfully detected by the software. Just highlight it and hit on the "Scan" button to start scanning lost files on it. Do not disconnect the USB during the scanning.


    Step 3: Preview and recover formatted files you want selectively

    After the scanning, all lost files, including the formatted ones in your USB drive will be shown and organized in a tree structure with details like name, size and deleted time. You can preview them and check the files you want to recover, then, click the button of "Recover" to save them to your PC.

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    Note: Please do not save the recovered data to your Kingston USB flash drive again to prevent the data from being overwritten. Just choose your computer or other device as the new storage place for the recovered data.

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