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 !!!
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.
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.