Restoring Music from USB

“I had backed up my music files on my 32GB USB drive that I was using for past few months. Yesterday, after plugging in the USB drive to the system, I got an error message that drive is not formatted, please format it. Should I format the drive or can I get back music files from USB drive without formatting it? Please provide me with a proper solution to do the needful. Thanks!”

USB drive is one of the most liked portable storage media that can be used on to store, transfer and backup data effectively. User can connect the drive to any system without use of any drivers and then transfer or store music files. But, at times, while using USB drive on your computer, there are cases where in you may lose your valuable music files. If you need to know how to recover music from USB, make use of Photo Recovery software.

What are the issues that lead to loss of music files from USB drive?

  • Abrupt removal of USB drive from the system when files from storage media are being used
  • Unintentional formatting of USB drive leads to removal of entire information that was saved in it, including music files
  • Usage of USB drive on more number of systems can corrupt the storage media, leading to generation of file system error or format error
  • If you delete music files from USB drive, they are removed permanently, bypassing Recycle Bin folder

Music recovery from USB:

If you need to recover your music files from USB drive, then the most suggested utility is  Photo Recovery software. With help of this application, even a non-technical user can easily get back his missing / deleted files from USB storage media. Upon completion of retrieval procedure, user can view restored data on basis of file name, date in which file was generated and so on. Including recovery of music from USB drive, user can also get back other media files from various external storage devices that can be connected to your Windows system like external hard drive, FireWire drive, MP3 player, memory cards, memory sticks and many others. If you have any doubts on which operating system it should be used, then just relax. We provide support for all latest versions of Windows operating systems like Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 respectively. That’s not all, user is also provided with an option to get assistance from technical support staff who will be available round the clock to assist, and quires can be sent via email.

Steps to recover music from USB on Windows system:

Download and install  Photo Recovery application in the system with help of admin account. On completion of installation process, user can run the program and follow on screen steps. From main screen of utility click on Deleted Photo Recovery or Lost Photo Recovery option, based on music loss issue. Upon clicking on desired option, move on to next screen from where you can select USB drive. Once USB drive has been selected, you can mark all file types of music that needs to be recovered. At last click on Next button to start scanning of USB drive. Upon completion of recovery process, rescued data can be viewed in File Type View or Data View.

Retrieve Data from USB Memory Stick

Hi, I have saved many essential data in USB memory stick for which I do not posses any back up. I connected card reader containing memory stick to computer through USB cable to transfer those data. Unluckily, my memory stick became inaccessible on desktop and I have no idea what has happen. Is it possible to retrieve data from USB memory stick on system? Please help me out!!!

USB Memory Stick is used as portable storage media on different devices. Most popular manufacturers of memory stick are SanDisk, Sony, Kingston, Transcend, Lexar and many more. Memory stick is available with unique physical shape and storage capacities. However, sharing data from memory stick to system or any electronic device may lead to loss of data in numerous ways.

Various reasons that cause data loss or deletion from USB memory stick:

  • Unintentionally or intentionally formatting USB memory stick leads to deletion of all data present in it
  • Using unsafe antivirus application to scan for virus threats on memory stick can remove affected data without user notification
  • Accidentally erasing files from memory stick device while performing any task will bypass Recycle Bin and gets lost completely from that memory
  • Abrupt removal of USB memory stick from computer will lead to data loss
  • Trying to save data even when memory space is less on memory stick can lead to data loss

Do not panic about lost or deleted data on memory stick. Getting back those data from memory stick is not a difficult task for user. Here is a simple solution for restoring memory stick data using prominent recovery program.

USB Memory Stick recovery software:

File Recovery is a promising application to retrieve data from USB memory stick. Using this tool, you can restore documents, basic media files and other erased, missing or hidden files. Along with USB memory stick, it can get back data from SD card, XD card, CF card, hard drive,  pen drive, etc. on a system. This utility can retrieve files from storage drives formatted with FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT, NFTS, NFTS5 and ReFS file systems. This program supports all Windows operating systems namely Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and 2008.

Procedure to restore data from USB memory stick:

Download and install File Recovery on healthy Windows system and connect your USB memory stick to it. Visit here. You will get two options after launching the software in main screen namely ‘Deleted File Recovery’ and ‘Lost File Recovery’. Just select the appropriate option and select the drive that represents memory stick from where data have to be restored. Now allow it to scan that memory stick. Then view retrieved files in ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’ and save recovered files to new destination location.

Solution for Hard Drive Failure

Hard drive failure is the most common issue for computer users.  There are many reasons that causes to hard drive fail. If you use same hard drive continuously for longer period of time then it may get failure. This is one of the main common reasons for hard drive failure.

You can see hard drive failure in portable device such as laptops when it gets dropped by someone. The parts of hard drive are very sensitive so if you drop your laptop it will begin to exhibit signs like buzzing sounds or power down the system immediately.

Another reason for hard drive failure is power spikes, if your system is not plugged into a surge protected device or power bar often a power spike can roast the internal components including the hard drive. This is not frequently happens, but some users may experience this kind of situations.

What kind of sign will hard drive give before getting failure or inaccessible?

Below are some of the signs that the hard drive will give before getting failure:

  • Computer freezes often and the mouse cursor is unmovable and keyboard input is ignored, nothing works and a restart is needed to recover the computer
  • Frequently lock up during booting

These are typical sign you will get before hard drive failure. Once you observe this kind of signs then it’s better to take the back up of your data immediately. Otherwise you are giving chance to hard drive to lose your complete data.


Once we have get symptoms for hard drive failure then first thing you have to do is just stop working on that system. And verify the following things:

  • Verify whether the power cable and data cable is properly connected to the drive or not
  • If you are using a IDE drive then ensure the ribbon cable is aligned properly or not and master/slave assignment is correctly set to this IDE drive or not

Also checks the BIOS connection of the hard drive, for this go into the computer’s BIOS and check the drive. If it is able to detect the hard drive that means we have a solid connection. But it doesn’t mean that drive is good or working fine.

Use the third party disk management program to view the partition on the drive. If no active partition is found then the partitions are screwed up. Means your data has become in accessible or loss. But you can use data recovery software to get back your data. If your hard drive is partially working then go for Scan Disk or Check Disk options on the drive. These are the best options if your hard disk is functioning partially.

Software option to recover your hard drive failure:

If your hard drive is not fully crashed then “Disk Utility “can help you to recover somewhat. But if hard drive is completely crashed then no software option can overcome that. In such cases recovery software is the only option to recover your hard drive.

Recovery software:

Too many people will lose the data which is not backed up and they will struggle a lot to get back those data. There is some recovery software available in the market to recover your data from failed hard drive. But the cost of this software will ranges from $300 to $400. The data recovery will depend on the nature of hard drive failure. i.e, if the electronics of the drive died, but mechanisms are OK, then replacing the electronic board can retrieve the drive. If the read /write head died, but platters still spin are intact, then the data is still is there and a new read/write head is needed to get the data.