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How To Recover Photos & Videos From Flash Drive With Data Recovery Software

Updated on 07 13, 2020 | Tutorials

Losing photos or videos from your flash drive can be frustrating. Many of us take a lot of pictures, hoping to keep for our memories or to share events with friends and family. Usually, we’ll store these photos or videos on flash drive so that we can get access to them at any time, anywhere we have an internet connection. When you later try to access them and only to find them lost, it could lead to stress and panic.

Photos & Videos recover

Nevertheless, it turns out that every one of five people has suffered from the loss of photos. Regarding this common photo loss situation, we find it necessary to provide users with several easy-to-use photo recovery solutions. Some solutions are built into the operating system while others can be implemented by using data recovery software.

Reason of Photos & Videos Loss

Before we get deeper into the topic, we should know the reasons of photo and video loss in flash drive. Actually, photos and videos may get lost, damaged, corrupted or broken in the following situations.

One of the leading causes of photo loss is removing the flash drive from the computer or other devices incorrectly. The most common result of this is logical file system corruption. Other possible causes of photo loss are incorrectly connection to the computer, virus attack, accidental formatting or deletion of data.

In case of any of the above situations, you can firstly try to recover photos without using a software.

Photos Recovery without a Software

It’s possible to recover lost photo and videos from a flash drive even without using data recovery software. There are two options available for you. The first option is to use Command Prompt while it’s not guaranteed to recover all lost data, but it’s still worth a try. You firstly need to connect your flash drive to your computer. Please press Win+ R keys to launch the run program. The next step is to type cmd and click on OK button. Finally, type this command in the window, that is ATTRIB -H -R -S /S /D H:*.* . Once you have entered the above command, Windows will try to recover your data. You can look for lost photos and videos in your flash drive after completing the process.

Photos Recovery

Another option is to restore a previous version, which is a useful feature of Windows. It enables you to recover you deleted data from flash drive without using software. First of all, connect the flash drive to your computer, then navigate to the folder where you have lost data. Secondly, right click on the folder and select “restore previous version”. Finally, you need to select the folder versions then click on restore button.

Recover Photos With Data Recovery Software

There is still another alternative for you to recover photos and videos from flash drive if the first two methods don’t work for you. You can try to use a third-party data recovery software like RecoveryMaster to restore your lost photos and videos.

Recovery Master software with profound photo recovery capability can definitely help you recover lost, deleted or formatted photos and videos from flash drive. Moreover, it’s capable of recovering photos from other devices such as laptop, SD card, recycle bin, camera, hard drive and so on. It recovers photos in a wide ranges of formats like GIF, JPG, JPEG, PSD, while restoring various formats of videos like MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, etc.

Above all, you should download and install the Data Recovery Master software following the instruction, and it is a simple process. Next, you need to connect the flash drive to the computer and launch the Data Recovery Master software to perform photo and video recovery process. After launching the software, select the flash drive that is where you have lost photo.

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Once it’s done, click on “Loss Scan” button. The scanning process will take several minutes. The exact amount of time depends on the size of your flash drive.

When the scanning process completed, a list of found photos and videos will be displayed on the interface. You’ll be able to select and preview the photos and videos you want to recover.

Finally, click on the “Recover” button to complete the process. Please choose another safe location to save these photos so as to avoid losing them again.


There is no doubt that losing your valuable photos or videos can be frustrating. Using the above mentioned methods, it’s still possible to restore lost, deleted or formatted photos and videos. Data Recovery Master data recovery software only requires three steps to get your photos back. Select a location (flash drive) for scanning, scan it for restoring and previewing, click on recover button to get photos and videos back. This software provides easy solution for users to recover photos and videos and it’ worth a try!



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