Windows – Are files I delete from the flash drive on windows gone

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I deleted some files from a FAT32 formatted flash drive on windows 8 by accident. I didn't panic because I thought I could recover them from the recycle bin but they are nowhere to be found. I take it windows does not have a .trash folder on removable drives like Mac and the files were simply deleted. Is this correct and if so is there still an easy way to recover the files?

Best Answer

Windows only uses a recycle Bin for internal drives or USB HDD drives, but not for FAT32 formatted USB drives.

Use an undelete tool like Recuva to recover the deleted file.

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