How to recover lost/deleted media files from USB drives?

Yatendra Singh    Yatendra Singh     Updated On - 25 Jan 2019

Nowadays, the long-established things are going off the track. Earlier, we had DVDs, CDs, Zip Drives for storing our media files like Photos, Audio files & Video files, but all of these storage devices were not very convenient to use. Either the problem was of storage space or read/write speed. Later changes took place, and now we all know about Thumb Drives (Pen Drives), Flash Drives, SD Cards, and Micro SD Cards. Now, it is quite easy to transfer and store data on a Pen Drive or a Micro SD Card with less time consumption.

With all of these amazing gadgets, which can fit in your palm, there is one insecurity which is the fear of “Data Loss” under the circumstances like Virus attacks and errors like the ‘Removable drive is not accessible,’ ‘the Removable drive is not available,’ etc. What would you do to recover all the precious moments you have captured time after time?

How to recover photos and videos?

After the loss of data in situations like above, you would need to recover your data like Photos, Videos, and audio, and you can do this with the aid of a third-party data recovery software. Though how would you recover lost or deleted digital photos?

Which data recovery tool should you use?

Kernel for Digital Media is a digital media recovery tool available on the Internet. It offers data (digital media) recovery from corrupt/damaged storage devices like USB drives, HDDs, Micro SD Cards, etc. And that is not it, you can also recover data from the recycle bin. It supports various data file formats for recovery of images, videos and audio (music) files which are corrupt. Also, it allows the recovery of data in critical scenarios of Windows corruption.

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Let’s recover the digital data

The tool offers the recovery of data in some simple steps:

  1. Launch the Kernel for Digital Media recovery tool. Select the corrupt drive (partition), Pen Drive, Micro SD Card from which you want to recover data and click the Next button.
  2. Launch software

    Note: For turning things easy to understand, the tool’s interface is divided into three parts – the top section 1 has three options Copy All Files to your computer, Copy selected files to your computer, Settings, and Update. In section 2, you can see a list of all the HDD partitions, and other removable media drives connected. In section 3, upon selecting a partition or USB drive, the properties will come up.

  3. In the next screen, select the data file type (file format) and click the Next button. The tool now will start scanning for all the files with the extension (file format) which you selected in the earlier step.
  4. select the data file type

    Note: Depending on the file size and the selected partition/disk size, the overall scan time may vary. You can stop the process anytime.

  5. Once scanning is complete, you can see all your media files; you can select all the files or choose to recover a few. Select the files to recover. Click Recover Selected button. Give a location to save the files.
  6. save the files

  7. Your digital data is now recovered successfully. You now can recall all your favorite moments or listen to the classics.
  8. recall all your favorite moments


Data recovery can become a crucial task in situations when the USB drive or other storage media becomes corrupt. You would need your important data back. Kernel for Digital Media is the absolute tool you can find on the Internet for tasks like photo recovery.

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