USB flash drive is a storage device with integrated USB (Universal Serial Bus) interface. The device uses flash memory for storage of data. This device is a rewritable device with compact size and of weight less than 30 gm. The device has a maximum memory capacity of around 256 GB. This portable device is also used to save digital photos along with other data in the digital form. However some times with the corruption of the USB flash drive, you may tend to lose your photos saved on the drive. If you have backup of the USB, you can recover the photos from it. But its not feasible to keep the backup of the USB flash drive all the time. In such cases, you can recover the data from the USB drive by the use of Photo recovery software.
Actually the USB flash drive is similar to the hard drive. When there is corruption in the USB flash drive due to many reasons such as abrupt shutting down of the computer when there is data transfer between the USB flash drive and the computer, virus attack, pulling out the USB at the time of data transfer or a sabotage, the data in it become inaccessible. This requires formatting of the USB in the working condition. However, after you format the USB, a new file system is created and the old file system is completely wiped out. This however does not mean that the data (digital photos in this case) is permanently erased from the USB. Rather, the data is still present but has become inaccessible due to wiping out of the file system. Further, the memory space occupied by the old data (digital photo) is marked free to be occupied by the new data. But, it must be clear that unless new data is written in to the USB flash drive, the old data still remain intact.
Digital photo recovery software uses this principle to scan and trace the inaccessible photos from a formatted USB. It implements high ended algorithm to recover the data lost or inaccessible after the USB is formatted. The recovered data (digital photo) is then placed in the user defined location.
Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery software is one such tool that recovers digital photos from digital camera, external hard drives, laptops and desktop, pen drive, CD, DVD, USB Drives, and memory cards. It supports recovery of all audio and video file formats such as MP3, AVI, WMV, MPG, RM, WAV, WMA, OGG, AU, RPS, MP4, M4A, M4P, MOV, ASF, 3GP, DAT and AMV.