Originally posted here by mnchur
has anyone seen a tool to recover the info left on a thumb drive after it has been deleted? At first i assumed that i could simply mount it as a disk and recover using the normal tools but that does not seem to be the case. I assume that this is due to the memeroy being used in them. Does anybody know if it is simply volatile memory with a battery or if is an actual hard disc or what. I did some googling but turn up very little that is useful.
I ran into this problem recently. If the drive is formatted fat, fat32 or ntfs you can recover the data using Easy Recovery from http://www.ontrack.com/
Software was pricey but the data was worth it. Also, I've found many other uses since.
PS...I know they make a Windows version, not sure if they make a Linux version.