USB Flash Drive Data Recovery has become available for free on the internet. I had bought an external USB flash drive for my desktop PC and for the first time ever, tried to run a recovery software on it. I opened the "installer" to open the program, and to my surprise, there were no instructions or prompts to show me on how to do it. Of course, I was not too excited when I saw this because I was expecting some kind of brick or wall or something to stop me from completing my task, but I pressed "OK".
USB Flash Drive Data Recovery isn't free to download, with some basic limitations. It works fine on all current Windows platforms and it does not require any specialized services or tools. You can install the program in less than a minute and without making any complex settings or configurations. I didn't try it on a virtual machine, but I believe that you will be able to run it on a physical computer as long as you have a USB pen drive that's formatted and ready to be formatted (just plug it in and see what happens).
After putting USB Flash Drive Data Recovery onto the USB pen drive, the program took hardly more than a few seconds to get going. It had me searching everywhere just to find the files I wanted, so I tried several things to help me. The program let me know when it was unable to locate any data, which was quite often. At times it showed me pictures of files that I had deleted, which was even more embarrassing because I had never deleted anything! But overall, it worked really well and I haven't been looking for USB Flash Drive Data Recovery for a while now. If you're in the same situation and you want to get your lost data back, I highly recommend trying this program out.