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Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

 
 
 
 

How to recover USB drive files on Mac?

 

USB drive is a portable solid state storage device that stores files in an erasable, rewritable circuitry rather than on streaming tape or spinning disks. USB drives use FAT32 file system to organize files hence they are also compatible with Mac Operating System. Even though FAT32 file system is default file system of Windows Operating System, Mac supports FAT32 file system. USB drives are commonly used to transfer files from one device to other. The USB drives can store the files even when they are unmounted from the Mac Systems.

 

USB flash drives can be connected directly to Mac computer via USB port. When you connect the USB drive to Mac computer, Mac Operating System will mount the drive on the desktop. If you want to add the files or copy the files from USB flash drive then you just need to drag and drop those files to particular location on hard drives icon. USB drives are generally not susceptible to mechanical failures, but they are more vulnerable to logical failures resulting in loss of files. Thus in order to restore lost data, you need to use best USB flash drive file restoration tool.

 

Common Scenarios in which you may lose files from USB flash drives are as follows:

 

Loss of files due to accidental removal of USB flash drive from Mac: If you want to safely unmount the USB drive from Mac then you need to drag and drop the USB flash drive icon to Trash. When you drag and drop the USB flash drive icon to Trash, Mac Operating System stop accessing the USB flash drive then you can remove it safely. If you abruptly or accidentally remove the USB drive then you may lose files stored on USB flash drive

 

File system corruption cause data loss: If the file system of USB flash drive is corrupted then you may encounter error messages while trying to access the files from it. Generally, error messages do not allow you to access the files from USB flash drive resulting in loss of files. Because, allocation information of each file stored in the file system of USB drive gets destroyed, which makes files inaccessible

 

Loss of files due to improper System Shutdown: Interrupting data transfer by accidentally or abruptly turning off the system while transferring data from USB drive to computer may results in loss of files

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In order to avoid loss of files, you need to follow some precautionary measures like instantly take backup of your important files and do not remove USB flash drive abruptly even though you are not performing any action on the USB files. Make use of Mac USB drive file recovery software in order to retrieve USB files on Mac. Accidentally formatted USB files can also be recovered quickly by using this software. This software can also restore data from Transcend JetFlash USB flash drive and from external hard drive easily. Mac USB drive file recovery software can undelete deleted USB files on Mac OS X 10.5.x and above versions of Mac. This software recognizes and recovers different formats of files like audio files, video files, image files, documents etc from USB flash drives. SanDisk Cruzer photo recovery software helps you to restore pictures from Sandisk flash drives.

 

Easy steps to restore lost files from USB drive on Mac

 

Step 1: Download and install Mac USB drive file recovery software.

 

Step 2: Launch this software. The main screen will be displayed with 3 options like "Recover Files", "Recover Photos" and "Recover Partitions and drives" as shown in Figure 1.

 

Recover USB files on Mac - Main Window

Figure 1: Select Recover Photos Option to restore deleted or lost any media and other files

 

Step 3: Select "Recover Photos" option from the main screen to retrieve songs, videos, photos, documents etc from USB flash drive. Now, if you have accidentally deleted the files then select "Deleted Photos" option and select "Lost Photos" option, if you have lost the from the USB flash drive as shown in Figure 2.

 

Recover files from USB on Mac - Next Window

Figure 2: Select Recover Deleted/Lost Photos Option

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Step 4: Select the USB drive from where you want to restore deleted or lost USB flash drive files and then click on "Next" option as shown in Figure 3. You can also select specific file types if you want to retrieve specific file else you can skip this step.

 

Restore files from USB drive on Mac - USB drive selection

Figure 3: Select USB drive to retrieve photos from it

 

Step 5: Now, view recovered files using "Data Type View" or "File Type View" option to estimate the recovery results as shown in Figure 4.

 

Retrieve deleted USB files on Mac - preview files

Figure 4: Preview recovered photos from USB drive

 

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Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

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