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How to Recover Lost Files from Kingston USB Drive

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Jan 15, 2024 • Filed to: USB Recovery • Proven solutions

How do You Recover Lost Files from Kingston USB Drive?

The data on Kinston USB flash drive got deleted or lost by mistake, the Kingston USB device got formatted and the data on it cannot be access, or the USB device got damaged/broken/corrupted. How to recover files from Kingston USB drive? On the following content, we will show you the specific steps to help you restore lost files from Kingston drive with the best flash drive recovery software.

Overview of the Kingston USB Drive Data Loss Issue:

Kingston USB drive is the most popular storage media as many users use for digital camera/mobile phone, or store data with a portable option with the fast running speed and huge storage space. But the device will become inaccessible or formatted, or accidentally deleted your files on the drive, improperly use the drive, got virus infection, device damaged/corrupted, physically damaged, and the drive not recognized on Windows/Mac.

The Best Kingston USB Recovery Software – Recoverit Data Recovery

The best Kingston UBS recovery software, we recommend Recoverit Data Recovery for you. It is a professional data recovery program that can easily restore your deleted or lost files from Kingston USB flash drive. Even the USB drive got damaged, formatted, crashed/corrupted or the file system crashed.

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The USB data recovery program can easily recover deleted files from USB flash drive on Windows and MAC. Undeleted files from the formatted USB device, restore files after virus-infected USB, or any other data loss issue from USB flash drive.

Steps on How to Recover Lost Files from Kingston USB Drive

Free download and install Recoverit Data Recovery on your computer, connect the Kingston USB, and detected on the PC. Follow the next guide to perform Kingston USB drive recovery on Windows computer.

Step 1. Launch Recoverit USB Data Recovery software, select the "External Devices Recovery" option to get started.

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Step 2. Make sure your Kingston USB is detected on the computer. Select it and Next.

select usb drive

Step 3. The USB data recovery program will start scanning the Kingston drive to restore your data files.

select files to recover

Step 4. After the scanned, you can check all recovered data. Preview some recovered photos, select your files, and retrieve back by clicking the "Recover" button.

Note: Get a safe device to save all recovered data, do not save to the Kingston USB drive or it will cause the data lost again.

preview lost files

Recoverit Data Recovery can help you recover lost from Kingston USB drive easily and effectively, it also supported other USB drive brand such as Samsung, SanDisk, Sony, PNY, etc. Also, it can recover files from SD memory cards, external hard drives, computer hard drives, cameras, etc.

How to Fix Kingston USB Drive Not Recognized Problem


When you receive the popup of your USB device not recognized, don't panic, you can check what the flash drive's problem is by scanning it first and then follow the useful ways to fix the problem of Kingston USB drive not recognized.

Way 1: Scanning for USB Issues

    • Insert the USB drive into the USB port of your system
    • Go to My Computer > Removable Disk icon
    • Right-click the Removable Disk Icon and open Properties
    • Open the Tools tab, and click the Check button
    • Let the scan process get completed, Close the scan window once it's completed


Way 2: Reformatting the USB

If the problem is related to the USB device itself, you should start by trying the device in a different port just in case. Then, follow these steps to reformat the Kingston USB Drive.

    • Go to My Computer
    • Right Click on the USB icon and click on Format
    • On the pop-up window, toggle it between NTFS and FAT32 under the File system, then click Start


Be aware, this will cause the device to lose all data. However, if you use your Kingston USB recovery tool, you can find the files after reformatting.

Way 3: Updating the drivers

If the problem is related to the USB device itself, you should start by trying the device in a different port just in case. Then, follow these steps to reformat the Kingston USB Drive.

    • Open the Run command and type in devmgmt.msc in the field to open Device Manager
    • Find Universal Serial Bus controllers and click it to expand the menu. Right-click on the Generic USB Hub and choose Update Driver Software


Way 4: Updating the Operating System

    • Connect the USB flash drive to a port
    • Go to Control Panel, click on System and security
    • Find the Windows Update section, and click on Check for Updates


Fix the damaged or corrupted Kingston flash drive as above mentioned solution, and recover data files from Kingston USB flash drive with Recoverit Data Recovery software. Download as below and try it for now.

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