Recover lost data from broken Kingston Datatraveler Vault Privacy USB Stick

Contrary to the opinion of the support guy I was able to recover my lost data from the broken Kingston Datatraveler Vault Privacy USB Stick which I have been using a couple of weeks now.

Until yesterday I was 100% content with this gadget.

But all of the sudden I got this no matter where I plugged in the stick and entered my password.

Screenshot DTvault Privacy Browse

My question:

Please confirm, is there really no way to recover the data?


I am afraid there is no way if.

If there was we would be in troubles. Part of security is also the fact that if lost or defective data is still unaccessable.

We always encourage keeping back-up as of the data. I hope you can recreate majority of it from other sources.

Please let me know for the replacement if you need me.

But being the skeptical and curious guy I tried to help myself before giving up.

The ruined directory structure looked very much to me like the result of a invalid file allocation table (FAT). It remembered me of a nearly lost old hard disk drive of mine.

So I gave some file recovery tools a try. Heck, why not?

And guess what, I was able to recover all the data with the help of PC INSPECTOR™ File Recovery 4 – for free!

Screenshot DTvault Privacy Recovered

This is to show you that there are indeed ways to recover your data. If you need help with it just ask me.

6 Gedanken zu „Recover lost data from broken Kingston Datatraveler Vault Privacy USB Stick

  1. ann mckenzie

    Can you tell me how to recover data from a kKingston data vault memory stick please

    Ann McKenzie

  2. ann mckenzie

    Did you just download the software and load it because I have done this and it only recovered some broken clusters


    1. Juergen Schulze Beitragsautor

      Did you checked them all carefully?
      Sometimes the recovery program is not able to track the original names and hence creates random file names.
      Try to open/view those files with a file viewer. Do you know what file types you are searching for??

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