How to recover files from a flash drive with Raise Data Recovery

When storing some crucial information on a thumb drive, it’s very important to backup it regularly as one day such a habit might save you lots of time and nerves. Nevertheless, even if you haven't backed up your USB flash drive in advance, you can try to recover accidentally deleted or lost files with the help of Raise Data Recovery, regardless of the issue that caused the loss. The program is absolutely intuitive, but in case you need step by step instructions, just have a look at this tutorial.

First and foremost, please check a list of important rules you should always follow when trying to restore data from a thumb drive. They will help you avoid the majority of common mistakes.

guide on how to undelete files on usb flash drives

How to recover deleted data from a USB flash drive using Raise Data Recovery

Now let’s come to the point. If you need to restore files deleted by mistake or lost from a USB stick, you should do the following:

  • Download Raise Data Recovery and install it like any other program. Just follow the prompts of the program installer. Please find a detailed guide here.

  • Now connect the affected USB stick to the PC.

  • Run Raise Data Recovery and find your jump drive among the Physical disks. If the program doesn't detect it, please follow the steps of this tutorial.

    usb flash drive selected in raise data recovery interface

  • Select the drive and click Continue at the bottom of the window.

    lost and deleted files recovery in progress

  • Wait till the flash drive is scanned. Once the scanning is finished, you’ll see a list of files, both the currently available on your thumb drive and the deleted ones that have been found by Raise Data Recovery.

    selecting data to save after file undelete operation

  • Just tick off those you’d like to save and click on Recover selected. In case you need more information on how to preview, select, find and save files in the interface of Raise Data Recovery, please have a look at this guide.

  • Then choose an appropriate storage to copy your recovered files to, click on Start recovery and wait till they are saved to it.

    choosing storage to save files obtained after flash drive data recovery

    final screen of deleted files recovery procedure

Please mind that the trial version of Raise Data Recovery allows you to save any number of small files, each one of up to 256 KB. If you need to copy a larger one, you should purchase a license. Please see more details on how to choose and order an appropriate license.

After saving the files you need, please disconnect your flash drive safely.

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