How to recover deleted files in USB drive due to Windows 10 [Closed]

diegoandre10 1 Posts Thursday July 30, 2015Registration date July 30, 2015 Last seen - Jul 30, 2015 at 06:09 PM - Latest reply: sanayajefferson 9 Posts Monday August 3, 2015Registration date August 21, 2015 Last seen
- Aug 21, 2015 at 02:21 AM
I was saving windows 10 on my 32GB flash drive, I had several documents, downloads and images on it too. When the windows download ended my USB flash drive had no longer my personal information. HELP !!!
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xpcman 18590 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus February 21, 2018 Last seen - Jul 30, 2015 at 06:47 PM
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It's gone forever. You clicked on OK to erase the USB drive and then the software wrote over 3 GB of data to the drive. Unless the drive was over 4 GB in size and your data was written at the very end the Windows install was written over your data.

My USB drive is being filled with the install files now. But, I saw the message and knew what it meant.

Sorry
nathanwirth 177 Posts Thursday May 22, 2014Registration dateContributorStatus February 19, 2018 Last seen - Aug 20, 2015 at 06:15 AM
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There are very slim chances of recovery as the Windows 10 will erase everything on the drive first before being saving files related to Windows 10.

How could you so careless about the documents you care about? Windows should have asked you to copy or backup files stored on the USB drive before initiating the process.

You can try recovery programs to save the data if there are any left which is not possible as I suppose.

Download Recuva anyway: http://www.piriform.com/recuva
sanayajefferson 9 Posts Monday August 3, 2015Registration date August 21, 2015 Last seen - Aug 21, 2015 at 02:21 AM
If you already announced that very slim chances of recovery as the Windows 10 will erase all existing files on the drive then why are you giving them false hope and suggest own data recovery software.
sanayajefferson 9 Posts Monday August 3, 2015Registration date August 21, 2015 Last seen - Aug 13, 2015 at 02:40 AM
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Hi

Even if the data is overwritten with new data on the USB drive, it is still possible to recover the images or files. But my opinion you can send it into a recovery lab and the experts of data recovery that uses extraordinary equipment that can read the residual magnetism that exists around the edge of the track where the new information was composed. They will physically destroy the drive in a clean room environment and utilization extraordinary tests to peruse to read the magnetism. They will identify the hints of past signs and modify the drive's substance, regardless of the fact that intentionally overwritten a few times." Kuert Information Management is individual firm that capable of such a recovery.
xpcman 18590 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus February 21, 2018 Last seen - Aug 13, 2015 at 03:27 PM
It's a FLASH drive. There a no edges of the track to read.