The invention of USB devices has almost led to the extinct of floppy disks and drives. Though these are much preferred over floppy disks, CDs and DVDs, these USB devices are also prone to damages and lose of valuable information stored inside them.
During these cases, USB data recovery software can be a savior. By using these USB data recovery tools , the lost or missing data in a damaged or unresponsive USB can be retrieved.
A USD data recovery utility can restore the deleted or lost files in a USB device that is connected to your computer using the USD serial port. This utility can recover lost files from any of the USB storage or connected devices like pen drives, iPods, memory sticks, or even external hard drives.
These USB data recovery software programs are specially designed for the purpose to restore the data in the USB devices and do not work to retrieve files from a normal cable connected hard drives.
After installing the software and double clicking it, it scans the entire USB storage device for the files or any data it contains even in hidden form. Then, it shows the list of files that have scope for recovery and gives you an option to recover only selected files from the list or the entire list of files that can be recovered.
After proceeding to the next step, you get a chance to choose a location to save these recovered files from the USB device. Most of the recovery tools work on the same process and are fairly easy to operate even for a newbie. These are also very simple and small programs and are not resource hungry on the installation or un-installation process.
If your USB storage device is malfunctioning or is physically damaged extremely, then it is a serious problem and needs a specialist to deal with. In these cases even the commercial USB data recovery software may not work and you need to take the device to a service center for the specialist to work on it and retrieve whatever data possible.
Sometimes viruses in the device may not allow the recovery utility to function well and the files cannot be restored. During these cases, scanning the device with the latest antivirus and deleting the virus can solve the problem to a certain extent.
Source by Mike Arrowsmith