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Format USB Flash Drive without Losing Data

Is it possible to format USB flash drive without losing data?

Like SD card, USB flash drive now is widely used by users to store personal files including pictures, videos files, documents, etc. But sometimes, USB drive can be get corrupted and become raw or inaccessible due to certain reason. Following this accident, USB not formatted error, USB not recognized or readable and some other problem occur. And the only way to fix the issue is to format the USB flash drive. But most people can not do it, as formatting will cost all their files on the device.

Format USB Flash Drive without Losing Data

So, is it possible to format USB flash drive without losing data? Of course yes. In the last post, we have introduced you. Now, in this article, we would like to talk about how to format USB drive without losing data. Just read on to get the solution. 

Does formatting USB erase data? How to save the USB data before formatting?

As we all know, formatting will erase all the data on a hard drive, USB or memory card. But in some special cases, you have to format your USB to repair corrupted or RAW USB, SD or external hard drive and fix some issue. Then finding a way to fix damaged USB flash drive without losing data become quite important.

Here, you are recommended to perform a fast data recovery to recover files from the flash drive before formatting it if you want to keep all your files. EaseUS Data Recover Wizard, a professional program which is helpful in all data loss cases, for example, recover files from flash drive not recognized, recover data from a raw drive, convert raw to NTFS or fat 32, etc can help you to do this job with ease. With its powerful data recovery capacity, it is the best solution for you to do format USB flash drive without losing data.  

How to format USB flash drive without erasing/losing data?

You may follow below two guide tips and apply EaseUS file recovery software to format USB flash drive without erasing or losing data now:

Method 1. Recover data from a USB flash drive without formatting 

Step 1. Connect your USB flash drive to your computer

Insert your USB flash drive into a USB port that is available to your desktop or laptop.
Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. See if the USB drive appears in the drive list. Click the “Refresh disk” icon if the software did not detect any external storage device.

Step 2. Recover data from the formatted USB drive

Under “External Devices“, left-click on the USB drive and then click “Scan“.

During the scan process, more and more data will appear in the scan results. 
When the scan is over, please first check the results under “Lost Partition Files“. Of course, check all the other scan results as well.

Preview the file quality via the view pane.
Select the wanted files and click “Recover“.

Finishing all the above steps, to fully recover files from flash drive has been completed. And then you can try the Windows disk management tool to format USB flash drive without worrying about data loss problem. Now, just try it by yourself! 

Method 2. Format USB flash drive without erasing or losing data

Now that you can directly format your USB flash drive without erasing saved data on your PC with simple clicks:

  1. 1. Connect USB to PC and click  This PC/My Computer;
  2. 2. Find and right-click on USB flash drive, select Format;
  3. 3. Reset the file system to NTFS or FAT32, click Start and click OK to confirm.

After this, you can transfer restore data back to the USB drive and reuse USB flash drive to save and store data again. 

More information, visit EaseUS Software Official site