I have a 1GB Maxell USB flash drive that I stupidly removed from my computer improperly. As a result, I can no longer access files on it. Now when I plug it back into my computer I am told I need to reformat the stick to use it. I assume that all the files currently stored on it will be wiped. Is there any solution to retrieve these files? Thanks.
To recover lost, deleted, formatted or corrupted files from your Maxell flash drive, the first thing you need to do is stop using the flash drive because new data on your Maxell flash drive can easily overwrite those lost files. Then you need to find a Maxell flash drive data recovery program to help you. Recoverit data recovery is a very good choice for you to recover data from your Maxell flash drive or memory stick. It helps you recover files like photos, documents, videos, audio files, from your Maxell flash drive with ease, whether they are lost because of deletion, formatting, corruption, a virus attack or even improper operation.
Free download and install Recoverit Flash Drive Data Recovery software on your computer. Follow the next steps to perform Flash drive data recovery.
To recover lost files from your Maxell flash drive, select the option of "External Devices Recovery" to start
Make sure that your Maxell flash drive is recognized as a drive on your computer. You just need to select your Maxell flash drive and click "Start" to begin scanning files.
To recover data from a formatted Maxell flash drive, you need to select the "All-around Recovery" mode after the quick scan. It will search for more files and take more time.
After scanning, all recovered data on your Maxell flash drive will be displayed in "File View" or "Tree View" categories. You can view file name or preview found photos to check how many of your lost files can be reclaimed.
Then mark files you want and click "Recover" to save them to your computer.
Note: To avoid data being overwritten, please do not save the recovered files back onto your Maxell flash drive.