How to Restore Data from Jump Drives?

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In the high tech and fast-paced world where everything is digital having a Jump drive for storing files and data has become an important part of our life. It is an electronic flash storage device or a non-volatile device used for storing digital information. They are smaller in size and are portable. Jump drive also called as Pen Drive, is a re-writeable device and it has a brilliant feature of retaining data without the use of external power. There are different companies that manufacture Jump drive such as Kingston, Sony, Transcend, etc. Jump drives are also called as USB (Universal Serial Bus) flash drives, which uses flash memory to store your data. Hard drives on the other hand are also storage devices which are used to store operating system, system files and application software. But the main difference between hard drive and flash drive is that flash drive can store application but cannot be used to run system level applications.

The Jump drives or USB flash memory sticks are integrated with Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface. It uses FAT32 file format for storing and manipulating data on it. As Jump drives are used for storing important backup files or for transferring data from one system to another. Even after handling the Jump drives with care, you still tend to lose data from them, as they are susceptible to data loss. In this condition to recover your deleted and lost files from them, you need appropriate software that can recover files from Jump drive data efficiently. There are many situations, which contribute to major data loss from Jump drive.

Factors leading to data loss from Jump drive are as follows:

  • Accidental Formatting: If you unintentionally format the Jump drive then the entire data present on the Jump drives is deleted and it leads to huge data loss.
  • Anti-virus Scanning: Antivirus scanning can also lead to deletion of files. For example, if you are having a Jump drive and you want to transfer that data into your system. When you connect the Jump drive to your system your antivirus software starts scanning the drive. If it finds any virus in folders or files which may harm your computer it will delete complete folder containing files, which may results into data loss.
  • Defragmentation Failure: Defragmentation is the process of re-arranging the files and disk space into contiguous locations in order to reduce the disk space. If this process is not completed successfully or fails due to some errors then there may be chances of files getting lost or erased.
  • Power Surge: While saving your file on your system hard drive, if suddenly your PC gets switched off due to power fluctuations, this situation may lead to data loss from your Jump drive.

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To overcome the above mentioned scenarios you need to protect your computer’s power with UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply). Make sure that your computer is shut down properly. Avoid forcing the computer to turn off by pressing and holding the power button. Don’t save any new files on your affected Jump drive because it may overwrite the data on your drive. Once if it is overwritten then it’s not possible to recover data from the drive. But you can recover files from Jump drive by using Media file recovery software.

This tool helps you to restore files by scanning the entire drive within few minutes. This software has an ability to recognize and recover files based on their unique signatures. This file recovery tool can recover more than 280 file types and also supports recovery of files from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, ExtFAT drive. This tool is capable enough to restore media files from Sony, Canon, Samsung, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Nikon and other popular brand professional digital cameras. Before buying this utility you can obtain the demo version to evaluate how the software recovers your lost or deleted files. This recovery tool facilitates you to restore files from hard drives, external drives, memory cards, iPod’s, FireWire, etc. Recovery Program can also be used as a Macintosh media recovery application and restore media files from any storage drive on Mac machine.

Follow the steps given below to recover files from Jump Drive:

Step i: Run the launched application and you will find three options on the welcome screen from which you have to select "Recover Photos" to get back lost or deleted media files from your Jump drives.

Recover videos from SD card- Home Window

Figure 1: Main Screen

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Step ii: Then select Jump Drive from list of availble logical drives so that you can proceed for the next step.

Recover videos from SD card - Select SD Card

Figure 2: Choose your Jump drive

Step iii: Once the recovery process is over you can preview them and also save them back to the Jump Drive as shown in figure.

Recover videos from SD card - Recovered Video Files

Figure 3: Save Retrieved Media Files

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