I accidentally formatted my 8GB Dane-Elec USB flash drive, which had 4 years worth of information including pictures and documents. Now, all my files on the USB are gone. What can I do to get my files back? I assume they will not be gone forever. Can someone tell me how to get them back? What kinds of Dane-Elec data recovery I could use? Many thanks.
Your assumption is correct. Photos and documents are still on your Dane-Elec USB flash drive. They are just considered as inaccessible data and waiting to be overwritten by new data. The first thing you need to do is to stop using your Dane-Elec USB flash drive if you want to get your data back. Then you’ll need to get a Dane-Elec data recovery tool.
Here, I would like to recommend Recoverit Data Recovery for Windows, or Recoverit Data Recovery for Mac, a utility that enables you to recover data from all kinds of Dane-Elec storage devices, including flash memory cards, external hard drives, and USB flash drives. Its powerful features can help you recover your lost files including images, videos, documents, audio files, archive files, and more.
You can download a trial version of this tool to recover data from a Dane-Elec flash memory card, USB flash drive, or external hard drive now!
Now let’s try to recover data from a Dane-Elec external hard drive, flash memory card, or USB flash drive with the help of Wondershare Data Recovery for Windows. If you have a Mac, you can process the recovery in similar steps with the Mac version.
Note: Please make sure that your Dane-Elec storage device is properly connected to your computer.
To recover data from your Dane-Elec USB flash drive, you can go to select the option "All File Types" to start.
Select your Dane-Elec USB flash drive and click "Start" in the window to begin scanning files.
If a quick scan can't find your files, you can go to a deep scan which will deeply search your formatted hard drive.
Now all found files will be shown in the window after scanning. You just need to mark the files you need to retrieve and click "Recover" to reclaim them to your computer.
Note: To avoid data being overwritten, please do not save the recovered data back onto your Dane-Elec storage device.