Imation pen drive 8 gb becomes 4 mb after formatting RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi,

    I accidentally formatted the 8Gb Imation pendrive under Windows 10 and it became 4 Mb. I have critical files on it and was wondering if I could recover them from the area where Windows 10 wasn't able to access. Is there any software that will be able to access those hidden areas?

    Thanks in advance


    Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:06 PM


All replies

  • You can try a tool called asoftech data recovery. I have never used it but I have heard good things about it. There are many other tools out there as well.


    Go to the page and scroll down until you see the data recovery software. This is inexpensive but not free. I do not know of any free options at the moment. Maybe others can suggest something.

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    Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:20 PM
  • They'll help you over here.





    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Monday, December 19, 2016 5:57 PM
    • Marked as answer by Dave PatrickMVP Thursday, December 22, 2016 2:24 PM
    Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:31 PM