How to Recover Deleted Files from a Thumb Drive

Part 1 How to Recover a Thumb Drive?

I have many precious pictures on my Sandisk thumb drive. I deleted some of them just now. I do not have any backup on my computer. I want to get my pictures back desperately. Can someone tell me how? Thanks.

Actually, the deleted files are just inaccessible on your thumb drive. On the condition that you have not saved any new data to your thumb drive, you can possibly reclaim them with the help of a thumb drive file recovery program.

Wondershare Data Recovery, or Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac ard programs that enables you to recover data from a thumb drive with a few simple mouse clicks. This incredible thumb drive file recovery program is able to recover almost all file types from your thumb drive, including photos, videos, audio files, etc.

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Part 2 Recover Deleted Files from Thumb Drive in 3 Steps

Now let’s perform thumb drive file recovery with a Windows computer. The operation of the Mac version is similar too.

Before we start, please ensure that your thumb drive can be connected with your computer and recognized as an external storage device.

Setp 1. Choose recovery mode to begin

Launch Wondershare Data Recovery, and then you’ll get a window that shows 3 recovery modes and a “Resume Recovery” option.

To recover deleted files from thumb drive, let’s try the “Lost File Recovery” mode together.

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Setp 2. Scan your thumb drive

In this step, you need to select the drive letter of your thumb drive and click the “Start” button to begin searching for lost files.

If files on your thumb drive were lost because of formatting, please select the “Enable Deep Scan” option in the window.

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Setp 3. Recover files from a thumb drive

The contents found on your thumb drive will be displayed in file types or paths after the scan. Please view file names to check how many files you will be able to reclaim from your thumb drive. You are able to preview the found photos on your thumb drive before recovery too.

Then you just need to select files you want to retrieve and click “Recover” to save them on your computer.

Note: To avoid data being overwritten, please do not save the recovered items back to your thumb drive immediately after the recovery.

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Part 3 Video Tutorial of Thumb Drive Recovery to recover deleted files from a Thumb Drive

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