Uncommon in practice, a situation where we are formatting our removable media, and then remember that there was an important information. In similar situations, we must first of all, to adequately assess the cost of lost information if it is sufficiently important, then why not engage the services of specialized firms and not try to make the most recovery of lost data, as a result of such attempts may damage the structure of the partitions and files be lost forever. But if you decided to make restoring files from formatted USB drive yourself before you begin immediate action, make a coherent sector-based copying a file on a flash drive with one of the utilities Acronis, Paragon or other similar utilities. And then work with the copy, so you get the opportunity to make several attempts, without losing the initial partition structure.
Getting to the restoration is necessary to specify the type, model and brand of its flash controller, this utility will help you to SIV. It is also necessary to determine the identification number (unique identifier) VID vendor and the manufacturer’s PID. To do this, sometimes enough to Device Manager Windows (My Computer, then Manage, then Device Manager, then Disk drives, then-Speed USB, then Properties, then Details tab), but you can use third-party utility USBIDCheck.
Sometimes, in order to recover data from a flash drive just enough to recreate the same size drive, without formatting, and then select Control Panel, then Administrative Tools, then Computer Management, then Disk Management. Determine the desired section of the stick and carry out checks on the probable errors “skandiskom.”
A solid number of existing programs may help recover deleted data from the stick, some of them are on the list:
RecoverMyFiles – a utility with powerful functionality for recovering lost files in formats FAT16, FAT12, NTFS and FAT32, allows recovery of graphical files, documents, music and video files. Very easy to use thanks to the “master”.
EzRecover – utility to restore the USB Flash, helps in situations when flash drive is not detected, is determined by the Security Devise, or shows in general a zero amount.
GetDataBack – quite an effective and fast program. Able to perform recovery of lost files from formatted arrays, including the remote low-level formatting, including information on any removable media.
Much more complicated situation where the partitions are encrypted flash drives standard means of new operating systems Windows EFS or one of many free and fee-based programs, such as, Truecrypt.
First we need to make an impression (image) of the device through one of the utilities Acronis, Paragon, or Linux systems, the command dd if, zatem/dev/sdb1 (such as a lost encrypted partition) of, then / home / username / fleshka.dat (fileimage). Next, copy the image file on a computer running Windows, and then, using standard file manager Total Commander, split the image file on the stick side, equal to the size of previously existing partitions on removable media. We try to select the desired piece of source file as the source of the encrypted partition to software Truecrypt, if the discrepancy with the actual partition sizes small, it is highly probable that the section will be decrypted, and most of the information will be saved.