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AnsweredWhen You Delete Something from a USB Where Does it Go?

Best Answered by Penny September 19, 2023

Penny works as an editor at AOMEI Technology, while she's a tester and editor for AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. She enjoys helping users with data recovery issues on Windows and iPhones using simple and practical solutions. Outside of work, she has a strong affection for pets, particularly giant pandas.

Do deleted files from USB go to Recycle Bin? No, they don’t.

Because USB drives don’t provide a temporary storage place like the desktop Recycle Bin to save accidentally or recently deleted files. In other words, there’s no sign of your deleted files on USB drives.

Moreover, you’ll receive a prompt “Are you sure to permanently delete this file?” when you’re trying to delete something from USB sticks.

So when you delete something from a USB where does it go? Please don’t be concerned because your permanently deleted USB files are most likely on your USB before data coverage.

It’s the corresponding file path of your permanently deleted file that has been deleted from your USB drive instead of your selected file. Meanwhile, the deleted or missing file’s storage space will be marked as free space, indicating it’s available to write new data. Once overwritten, these permanently USB files will be erased from your USB.

If you’re eager to recover deleted files from USBs, please stop loading new files to your USB to prevent data coverage and begin USB data recovery via powerful data recovery software as soon as possible.

Supported by AOMEI Tech, MyRecover excels in recovering deleted and lost files from different brands of USB drives (Sandisk, Samsung, Kingston, etc.).

It can recover 200+ types of files such as images, audio, videos, MS Office files, WPS files, folders, compressed files, websites, etc.

MyRecover - Professional USB Data Recovery Software

MyRecover automatically runs Quick Scan and Deep Scan to search all the recoverable files after clicking Start Scan. During scanning, you can enter the filename, document type, path, size, date, and related information to quickly locate your needed files.

1Step 1. Connect the USB to your Windows > launch MyRecover on your Windows > select your connected USB stick > click Start Scan.

2Step 2.MyRecover will automatically display all the recoverable files on your window after scanning. You can also preview/filter your wanted files according to qualifications.

3Step 3. Go to Other Missing Files folder, select the permanently deleted files you want to retrieve > click Recover x files.

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