Quick format is usually done in order to erase all the files present on the storage drive. Some users also perform a Quick format to change the file system type of a particular device. Microsoft Windows offers two ways in which you can format a USB drive i.e. full format and other is a quick format. Many users prefer a quick format option as it is faster and easier than the full format. But why? Actually, when the full format option is selected, the process includes the deletion of all the files, scanning for bad sectors & overwriting the data by zeros. But in the quick format option, only the files are deleted. But in any case, the files are not removed permanently. By using an effective recovery tool, apart from formatted USB drive recovery, even a corrupted USB drive recovery can be done.

Actually, when a file gets deleted, only the file pointers are removed that are responsible for the accessing of that file. This makes the file invisible form the directory structure & the user thinks that the file is deleted permanently. But until and unless the deleted or lost files are not overwritten by some new data, the files remain in the recoverable state. Therefore it is highly recommended that the user should immediately stop using the USB drive as soon as the data loss scenario is encountered.

The quick format option is not only available for USB drives, but also for external hard drives, internal hard disk partitions, memory cards etc. Suppose you want to change the file system of the USB drive from FAT to NTFS or format the USB drive in order to make room for other files. After performing this task, suddenly you realized that the files that were saved on it were very important. You reach for the backup, but you found that those files are not present there also. Then what will you do? Don’t panic, as the Formatted USB Drive Recovery tool will help you to get back data from formatted, corrupted or virus-infected USB drives. By making use of this effective software you can also get back data from the USB drive that shows an error message like USB drive not formatted, do you want to format it?. To know more about USB drive not formatted recovery, visit http://www.recoverformattedusb.com/data-from-not.html.

Other than USB drives, the tool works perfectly for retrieving data from internal hard drive, external hard drives, SD cards, iPods, digital cameras etc. No matter which brand of USB drive you have, you can easily recover USB drive after quick format or any other problem. The tool has many unique options that make the recovery process easy & fast. The Signature Search option allows the user to scan & recover only those files that he/she wish to restore. This helps in avoiding unnecessary files from being saved and taking up memory space. If the user wishes to perform recovery at a later point of time, then an make of the disk can be created. The tool is capable of restoring over 300 types of file formats that includes documents, photos, videos, audio files, EXEs, DLL files, & many more file formats. If the tool does not show the type of file that you want to recovers, then you can make use of the Add/Edit Signature option. This will allow you to add the file type and recover it. You just need to connect the USB drive that has been formatted to your Windows OS. For demonstration purpose, a free version is provided. Use it for recovering the files & preview them. If you find that the results are satisfying then purchase the registered version to save the recovered files.

Steps to recover USB drive after a Quick Format –

Step 1 – Run the installed software.

Step 2 – Select “Recover Photos” option from the main screen.

Recover USB Drive After Quick Format - Main Screen

Fig 1: Main Screen

Step 3 – Then select either “Recover Deleted Photos” or “Recover Lost Photos” option.

Recover USB Drive After Quick Format - Recover Deleted / Lost Photos

Fig 2: Recover Deleted/Lost Photos

Step 4 – Now choose the connected USB drive and press the next arrow button. This will initiate the scanning process.

Recover USB Drive After Quick Format - Select Drive

Fig 3 : Select Drive

Step 5 – A list of recovered files is displayed. Preview the files.

Recover USB Drive After Quick Format - Preview Recovered Files

Fig 4 : Preview Recovered Files

Step 6 – Now save them after buying the full version.

Recover USB Drive After Quick Format - Save Recovered

Fig 5 : Save Recovered