Pen Drive Recovery: Know How it Works!

Now following this step-by-step guide for SysTools Pen Drive Recovery software, you can safely recover lost/deleted/formatted or missing files from a corrupted Pen Drive storage medium.

 

STEP 1

Go to Start menu » Programs » SysTools Pen Drive Recovery » SysTools Pen Drive Recovery. The software will display a screen for "Check for Prerequisites".

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STEP 2

Click OK to proceed. Click on the Scan Disk button to start the process:

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STEP 3

After clicking on the Scan Disk button from the software toolbar, icons of removable media attached to your system will be detected and shown to you. You can get the basic details about the pen drive at the right corner of the screen.

Note: The software only supports FAT32 and NTFS formatted Pen drives

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STEP 4

Double clicking on the media icon will present you with Three Recovery Options as:

  • Normal Data
  • Deleted Files and Folders Only
  • Formatted Partition

Normal Scan (Select this scan if you want to recover only normal files from the Pen Drive).

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STEP 5

The software scans, pen drive for: currently occupied bytes and residing files, giving you details on the partition selected by you, total occupied size, counts of bytes software is successfully recovering, recovered folders, counts of total number of files recovered within all detected folders.

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STEP 6

Search results provide you with: File name, File Size, File Type, Creation Date and Modification Date, full path attributes of each file that came within the filter you applied. Close the search if not required, you can later access the search from the software menu where Search icon is now activated. You can directly extract data from the search panel from the right click context menu.

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STEP 7

Deleted Files and Folders Only

Deleted Files and Folders Scan (Select this option if you want to recover only deleted files from your pen drive)

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STEP 8

Search functionality now supports “Include Deleted Files Only” which helps you gain access to only recover the deleted files and not the normal data.

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STEP 9

Formatted Partition

Formatted Scan (Select this scan if you want to recover files from formatted from the pen drive).

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STEP 10

Step 4 : Select the file to get the preview:

After selecting one of the above scanning methods the scanning process will begin and after its completion, the following screen will appear.

STEP 11

Save the file as per your convenience at a safe location:

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