Flash drives are the portable storage devices that became preferred way to transfer data from one system to other system. Unlike memory cards, USB flash drives do not require separate card reader, they can be directly plugged into USB port. When you connect USB drive to computer, they are assigned a drive letter like other types of flash storage devices. Typically, read/write performance of USB 1.1 compatible flash drives is about 1MBps. Whereas, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 flash drives provides read speeds ranging from 5MBps to 15MBps and write speeds ranging from 5MBps to 13MBps. These flash drives are available in ever increasing storage capacities. Some of the flash drives have a mechanical write-protect switch for additional protection of your data and other flash drives supports password protected data encryption as an option. Even though, there are more chances of data loss due to logical failures. Do not worry, make use of proficient data recovery software to undelete flash drive files.
Data loss may occur due to virus attack, power surges, accidentally formatting flash drives, file system corruption, accidental deletion of files etc. Sometimes, Operating system may ask you to format the flash drive when you connect it to your computer. When you format the flash drive, then all the data stored on flash drives gets deleted resulting in data loss. Generally, you encounter these types of problems when the file system of flash drive gets corrupted. In few cases, if you suddenly turn off the computer while the files are being transferred from flash drive to compter, then you may lose those files. Sometimes, you may accidentally delete files from flash drives resulting in loss of files. Generally, the files that have been deleted from flash drives do not move to Recycle Bin instead, they bypass the Recycle Bin thus those files cannot be restored from Recycle Bin.
The most basic step to prevent data loss is to backup all your important files. Backing up these files ensures that you have a spare if something happens to the original files. Do not use flash drive after accidentally formatting or deleting the files from it. When you delete the files from flash drive, they are not permanently deleted instead pointers pointing to the location of those files are marked as deleted making that space avaialble for storing new files. If you save new files over that space then new files overwrites the old files resulting in permanent loss of files.
Remo Recover (Windows) Basic Edition recovers lost or accidentally deleted files from flash drives. This software recognises and recovers different types of files based on their unique signature. This software can also recover lost files from pen drives, USB drives, external hard drives, memory cards, iPods, FireWire drives etc. This software supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 Operating systems. Download free demo version of this softwrae, where you can view recovered files in recovered data list. Recovered data can be sorted on the basis of their file name, file size, file extension, file creation date etc.