How to recover deleted files from USB, External Drives and Android!

It's almost becoming impossible to go these days without a removable storage device like USB flash drive, external hard drive and memory card. Just like your Hard Disk Drive, files on external drive can be deleted anytime.

Most Android phone users have turned their phones into storage devices too given its capacity to store large files of all formats.​ 

But the tough question has always been how to recover deleted files from USB flash drives and external drives? And for Android users, they often ask how to recover files deleted from their Android devices.​


How to recover deleted files from USB, external drives and Android.

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​Sometimes, you may accidentally delete SMSs or Contacts from your Android device, or simply lose them to some viral infection.

The frustration can really build up into serious desperation if one realizes that important documents have been deleted from a removable storage device or Android memory organ.​

To make it even a more frightening nightmare, you got your recycle bin emptied after deleting files from attached external storage device. From every indication, hope is completely lost.

But there is Good News! Whether you deleted important files, important SMS or contact on Android, USB or any external storage organ, here are two apps to help you recover them with few clicks;​

1 - How to recover deleted files from USB or any other external storage organ!

​The first app we are looking at is EaseUS hard drive data recovery software. This is the simple-to-use but power Windows and Mac software that helps you undelete any deleted files from your USB and other external devices. This application is safe and efficient way to rescue your data. 

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What's more exciting about this app is that it's able to recover those deleted files even if your recycle bin was emptied. Here is a short video to guide you through;

Here is what this app can do;

  • Recover data after computer couldn't boot up into Windows or system crash problems.
  • Recover deleted, formatted, inaccessible data.
  • Recover data from deleted, hidden, lost or raw partition.

Check out for more step-by-step instructions on how to recover deleted files from external hard drive with this software.

2 - MobiSaver Android Data Recovery

The second data recovery app I'm talking about here is EaseUS MobiSaver for Android described as most powerful Android data recovery software.

It's a user-friendly and efficient software to recover deleted and lost data from most android devices (popular Android phones and tablets from Samsung, HTC, Google, LG, Sony, Motorola, ZTE, Huawei and others).

MobiSaver can help recover deleted and lost;​

  • SMSs
  • Contacts
  • Photos
  • Music
  • Videos
  • Documents

NB: Download this Android Data Recover app!

How to use MobiSaver in 4 simple steps

NB: Before you move on, you need to enable USB debugging on your Android device. See details here

  • Connect your Android phone to your computer. Generally,with a USB cable
  • Scan your Android device to find lost data
  • Preview the recoverable data
  • Then recover the lost data

Why you should try out MobiSaver Android data recovery app!

​Here are a couple of reasons to give MobiSaver a try;

  • It helps retrieve deleted SMS, contacts, photos, videos, audio, documents from Android devices​.
  • It's available for multiple Android OS and Android devices, such as Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Sony, Google, etc.
  • It recovers Android data after deletion, virus attacking, rooting, etc
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Tips to avoid deleting and losing important files!

While these are great apps to help you recover any deleted files from your Android phone or external storage elements, it's important to always not find yourself trying to undelete files. Here are some tips to help you;

  • Always backup your files before running any delete command.
  • Always double-check to be sure you you no longer need the file you want to delete.
  • Keep your storage organ in safe place. Avoid them being manipulated by unauthorized users.
  • Store important documents in multiple locations.
  • Once you discovered an important document is deleted, try as much as possible to recover before copying any more files to the device.


If you lost some important files and were asking to know how to recover deleted files from external devices, you have a solution. Go ahead and download these free applications.

Drop a comment and let me know what you think.​

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Enstine Muki

Certified Cryptocurrency Expert, Problogger and Serial Entrepreneur

  • suryateja says:

    Hello Enstine,

    It was a great article and i have been using the second tool. It’s working fine on my end and i am very much happy that you included it in your list.

    This great tool must be in the list in order to achieve great success with your blog. Thanks


  • Emebu says:

    Sure Muki,

    Two great tools you shared here, no one is happy to have an important file mistakenly deleted, but with this tools, you are sure using your Android with assurance of loosing nothing.

    – Emebu

  • Psychic Nest says:

    Hi Enstine,

    This is such a fantastic article because the other day I had a power outage while having my USB connected to my laptop and then for some reason all the files got deleted. I don’t want this to happen again so I will get the EraseUS app. Thank you!


  • D Roy says:

    From past few days i was trying to recover memories of my college days, i have stored college days photos in hard disk, due to overwhelming of virus attacked, all my data was deleted but anyhow how i recovered all data by following instruction and using software which you have mentioned in this articel. Thanks You

  • Rahul Rajput says:

    Very helpful guide to recover deleted files from USB drive, this is worked for me, I use my USB drive.

  • Dhuval patel says:

    Hi enstine ,

    this is very informative as i do not know about this data recovery apps you mentioned
    thanks for the info , and very nice blog worth to bookmark it 🙂

  • Ashvin says:

    Hi enstine ,
    Its really very helpful post.. it is very hard to recover deleted file s from external drive but you made it very simple.
    Thanks again.


  • Lawrence says:

    This is greatly an eye opener and wonderful information.
    You talked about so many things I am not aware of before now
    Good one brother…

  • Sourav Saha says:

    Hi, Enstine.
    I am pleased by this post of yours. The interface and writing, all are just perfect. Great paece of work man.

  • Gaurav Verma says:

    You forget the world best data recovery software data rescue pc3 . But ok, easy us data recovery is also good. I am use only three data recovery software for recovery any thing. I use recovery my files, data rescue pc3 and easy us data recovery.

  • Smach says:

    Nice review of EaseUS Data recovery, i used to recover my files with undeleter.
    I will make a try with EaseUS.
    Thanks for sharing Enstine.

  • Amazing Post….

    This post is a real big help for those who are not much aware of technical methodology to recover lost data from their gadget s or small devices….

    This post will guide lot of people and help in saving their time and money all together.

    Thanks again!!

  • Abhijith says:

    Looks like you cover android topics too, just like me. I really liked the work you do here. I found many good articles helping to make money. Thanks

  • Marco says:

    Great post, i recently had this problem and deleted/ Overridden something on a USB Flash Drive by accident i will try out EaseUS and see if i can recover it.

  • Nura says:

    Hi Enstine,
    Thanks for sharing the knowledge about recovering files from android . Is there any alternative than Easeus. Going to give a try today for my old External devices

  • Maqbool Azam says:

    Hi Enstine,

    No doubt usb or external storage are the part of daily life.Without them it is difficult to share data from here to there.
    Sometime these data has been lost by a unfair act a sometime we delete the important file without any think or intend.
    But here you describe how to recover our format data important files.
    These two apps are very useful to recover data from computer and also from android mobile or devices.
    Thanks to share these apps with us.
    Maqbool Azam

  • Alan Mundae says:

    Hey Enstine

    This is an amazing share.

    I don’t know about these methods to recover deleted data. Actually, I had a small business organization and recently I had lost my confidential data.

    I am really thankful to you. Now I can recover my confidential data. I just want to ask you which one method is most appropriate for me.

    Waiting for your reply dear.

    Once again, thanks so much for sharing this post with us.

  • Roshan Singh says:

    Nice article on how recover deleted files from USB drive. It helps me. Thank for sharing this post ??

  • Rohit Yadev says:

    This is very informative as i do not know much about this data recovery apps you mentioned in this article. Thnaks for the reference.

  • Sandeep says:

    Hi enstine.

    No doubt….Data Recovery one of the headache task but Thanks for sharing this Excellent post with us and most important all above mentioned Data Recovery Tools very Much effective and useful actionable Tips as well!

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