All of us know what are all the advantages of a removable USB drive. We all are well aware of the fact that removable USB drives are extensively used to transfer and also to store our important files or folders. So usually USB drives are preferred to store and transfer the data since it is portable and can store large amount of data in it. You may store your important files like php or any other file in your removable USB. But what if that php file gets deleted when you require it.

You need not worry if you already created a backup for your USB drive files. But if you forgot to make a backup for your important files on USB then you need to find a way to get back your deleted files. The causes for the deletion of your USB files could be accidental deletion, power fluctuations, abruptly pulling out the USB drive, transfer errors etc. But you can still recover your important files as you haven’t lost your files permanently. You can easily retrieve deleted files from USB drive with the help of Microsoft Windows file recovery software.

What are the causes for deletion of USB drive files?

If you are wondering how your important files on USB got deleted then you can go through the causes mentioned below to know the possible reasons for the deletion of USB drive files

  • Accidental deletion - While attempting to open or access a file in your USB drive you might unknowingly delete it which is nothing but accidental deletion
  • Power fluctuations - Sudden increase or decrease in power leads to deletion of files on USB drives
  • Abruptly pulling out the USB drive - During write process if the USB drive is pulled out abruptly then the files in it will be deleted
  • Transfer errors - This usually takes place while transferring file from USB drive to system. If any interruption takes place while transferring files then the files on USB will be lost

These are some of the common reasons for data loss in USB. But it is possible to recover deleted files on USB drive as well as other data storage devices like flash drive, CF card, MicroSD card, SD card etc easily and safely by utilizing windows deleted file recovery tool. You can quickly restore deleted files from different types of USB drive such as USB flash drive, USB thumb drive, USB external hard drives, USB pen drives, USB memory sticks etc using windows deleted file recovery application. Along with file recovery from USB drives this tool can also recover deleted Microsoft Word files of type doc or docx.

This tool can recover deleted files from a crashed USB drive. Apart from this you can also retrieve file emptied from recycle bin using windows deleted file recovery utility. This tool is also capable of retrieving files on USB that are deleted due to third party applications and anti virus software. This software also supports recovery of deleted files from most of the windows versions. Thus you can restore deleted files on Windows Xp with the help of this tool. Look out for http://www.windowsdeletedfilerecovery.com/xp.html to gather more information about this tool. Now let us see what are the steps that need to be followed to retrieve deleted files from USB drive.

Deleted USB files recovery:

Follow the simple steps given below to perform USB deleted files recovery using Windows deleted file recovery

Step 1: Download and install Windows deleted file recovery application in your system. Connect your removable USB to the system. Now select "Recover Files" option from the main screen. Then click on "Recover Deleted Files" option to recover USB files that are accidentally deleted.

Retrieve Deleted Files from USB Drive - Recover Files

Figure 1: Recover Files

Step 2:: Next you need to select the drive from where you want to recover deleted USB files. As soon as you click on a drive the scanning process is initiated.

Retrieve Deleted Files from USB Drive - Select Drive

Figure 2: Select Drive

Step 3: Once the tool completes scanning you will be able to view a list of recovered USB files. To check how efficiently the tool has recovered the files you can preview those recovered files using "Preview" option.

Retrieve Deleted Files from USB Drive - Preview Recovered Files

Figure 3: Preview Recovered Files

Step 4: If you are satisfied with the performance of the software then you can purchase it. Later you can activate the application and save or resume the scanning and recovery process with the aid of "Save Recovery Session" option.