My PC suddenly got frozen, so I rebooted it. I removed my 8GB Imation USB without unplugging. When I inserted it into my PC again, my computer recognized my USB drive but I got the message that I need to format the USB if I want to use it. Is there any solution to solve my problem? I do need to get my data back!
This USB formatting problem is one of the most common reasons that cause USB data loss issues. Other reasons could be deletion, virus infection or even system error. Fortunately, programs are available on the Internet that are able to help you retrieve deleted and formatted files from USB flash drives, including your Imation USB. Recoverit Data Recovery for Windows, or Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac is what you need, which makes it possible to retrieve a variety of file types from your Imation USB, including images, videos, audio files, document files, etc.
A trial version of Wondershare Imation USB Recovery is available now. This trial version helps you to learn how the program works and gives you the chance to scan your Imation USB flash drive before purchasing the registered version.
Download the trial version free now! Windows version of Wondershare Imation USB Recovery is now fully compatible with Windows 10.
Connect your Imation USB with your computer and run Recoverit on your desktop.
Select the scenario you met to recover data. You can select the option of "External Devices Recovery" to start USB lost file recovery.
Select the drive location of your Imation USB and click “Start” to begin scanning for lost data.
Note: If quick scan can't find your files, go to scan again with "All Around Recovery". All around recovery supports deeply searching for more files from Imation USB drive, which takes longer time than the quick scan.
Now Recoverit will list all found contents on your Imation USB in categories, just as you can see from the image below.
To check how many files you will be able to reclaim, you can check file names one by one; or for images, you have a chance to preview them too.
Then select files you need and click “Recover” to save them back to your computer or other storage device.