On-line help for Flash Recovery Toolbox software

How to recover deleted files from removable device with helps of Flash Recovery Toolbox?

Flash Recovery Toolbox (download) was developed to recover deleted files on media with the FAT file system (FAT12/FAT16/FAT32). The tool works with the following media:

  • Secure Digital Card (SD cards)
  • xD Picture Card
  • CompactFlash (type I/II) (CF cards)
  • Sony Memory Stick
  • Multimedia Card (MMC cards)
  • PC Card
  • Smart Media Card
  • IBM MicroDrive
  • Flash Card
  • Flash drive
  • USB drive
  • USB store device (with FAT and FAT32 file system)
  • Digital cameras
  • Diskette
  • and so on.

Flash Recovery Toolbox recovers digital photos, images, audio files, sound tracks and other files.

The tool is a simple recovery wizard that makes working with the program as easy as possible.

To recover previously deleted files, you should:

  1. Select the device/disk for recovery
  2. Select the folder for saving recovered files
  3. Select files to be saved
  4. View the recovery results

The program is a shareware product and is distributed on the try-before-buy basis. Unregistered users can save only the first 5 previously deleted files. The full version of the product has no limitations for registered users regarding the number of files that can be saved.

Step 1. - Selecting the device/disk for recovery

Once started, Flash Recovery Toolbox immediately analyzes if there are disks/devices with the FAT file system present on the computer. It results in all drives with the corresponding file systems being displayed on the first page of the program.

The user should select the drive where deleted files will be recovered. After the drive is selected, the Next button will become available.

Step 2. - Selecting the location to save recovered data to

You should specify the location to save recovered data to on the second page.

  1. The target drive must be different from the source drive data will be recovered from.
  2. The target drive must have enough space for saving data from the source drive. It is advisable that the amount of free space on the Target drive be larger than the amount of free space on the Source drive.

A click on the Next button on the second page of the tool will start the data recovery process. It will take a while for the program to read data from the source drive and analyze the scanned data. The recovery progress is displayed in the popup window. After the data recovery process is over, the program will automatically switch to the next page.

Step 3. - Selecting files to be saved

The user will see the files that the program can recover on the third page. The user should select the files that should be saved. The user can select all files or select only some of them.

Note: It may be impossible to recover/save files highlighted in gray, or information from such files may be saved partially, or part of this information will be lost or recovered incorrectly.

After the user clicks Save, the tool will start saving the recovered data.

Step 4. - Viewing the recovery results

The user sees the list of files being saved and the results of saving on the last page. If a file is saved successfully, the green word saved will be displayed opposite the file name. Otherwise information about the reason why it is impossible to recover the file is displayed opposite the file name.