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  • Once formatted the information previously stored on it is gone.
  • Did you still use the drive after format? If not, then it is still possible to recover the files on that USB drive. Here are a few good data recovery tools: https://www.piriform.com/recuva http://www.tunesbro.com/data-recovery.html Please give them a try
  • There are already two third party software are listed, but if the problem is still there, you can try Kernel for Windows data recovery software. To know the working of the software, watch this video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2hCYk-aHCY
    • mushroom
      A regular format does not erase data, it just erases the directory list of files. Try any of the above data recovery tools, and you can google for more. It doesn't hurt to try two or three different tools, because some will find more files than others, particularly if you're looking for one type of file such as jpg pictures.

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