USB Recovery Mac: Recover Files from USB Flash Drive on Mac

USB Recovery Mac: Recover Files from USB Flash Drive on Mac

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By Ivan Cook | Dec 06,2017 17:14 pm

USB flash drive is convenient to store downloaded files as a portable storage device, and you can transfer the fils from one computer to another with it. However, if you encounter the issue that the USB flash drive is corrupted suddenly when you are going to an important meeting, or someone who uses your USB drive incautiously deleted some important files in it, even format the USB flash drive. If you are a Mac user, you really need a preferable scheme to recover files from USB flash drive on Mac. Find the full guides here and protect your important data.

Part 1. How to Recover Lost Data from USB Drive on Mac

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In order to recover files from USB flash drive on Mac easily, we recommend you to download iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac to complete the recovery process. It is a free-risk software which is compatible with the latest system macOS High Sierra. Follow the steps below to get back the lost files from USB flash drive. The prerequisite is that you had better not add new files to your USB flash drive.

Why Choose This USB Drive Recovery Software:

  • Recover USB files lost due to deletion, formatting, USB corruption or even virus infection
  • Restore lost data from all kinds USB drives quickly, stably and safely
  • Preview lost images, videos, songs and documents with original quality

Steps to Recover Data from USB Drive on Mac

Step 1. Choose File Types

Plug your USB flash drive into your Mac and open iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac from the Applications folder. In the primary window, choose the file types you want to recover from USB drive. This USB drive recovery software can recover deleted files from USB drive quickly.

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Step 2. Select USB Flash Drive and Start Scanning Deleted Files

Choose the connected USB drive from the "External Removable Devices" list and click "Start" button to start scanning files on your USB flash drive. If your drive is not included in the list, click the "Refresh" icon next to "External Removable Devices" to have a try.

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If the default quick scanning fails to restore your USB files, also you can try deep scan mode by clicking the "Deep Scan" on the bottom of the window. This mode (Deep Scan) will scan all existing data on your USB drive by "file signature".

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Step 3. Preview and Recover USB Files on Mac

When scanning stops, find your lost files by drilling down folders on the left. With the help of the preview feature, it's not difficult to find photos, audio, documents and videos deleted from your USB drive. To recover your USB files, check the boxes before them and click the "Recover" button on top of the main interface. In the window that opens, choose a folder to save the recovered files. It's that easy to recover deleted files from USB drive.

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References of iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac
Supported USB data loss scenarios Supported file types Supported USB brands Supported systems
File lost due to intentional or accidental deletion
Accidental formatting of the USB drive
System infomation like: the drive is not formatted, would you like to format it now?
File lost during transferring, USB corruption and virus attack
Improper pulling out of USB drive, etc.
Image, video, audio, document, archive files, email and more Sandisk, Kingston, Transcend, Corsair, Sony, etc Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra), Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6
FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, HFS+, and HFSX

Part 2. What this iSkysoft USB recovery application can also do?

1. Recover lost or deleted photos, videos, audios, documents, email and archive files from any Mac-based hard drive or external hard drive on Mac (deleted, formatted, corrupted etc)

2. Recover lost or deleted files from SD card, digital camera, mobile phone, and MP3/MP4 player, due to accidental deleting, formatting, virus infection, improper operation, unexpected power failure, and other unknown reasons on Mac platform.


Part 3. Why You Need iSkysoft USB Data Recovery?

Question1 on recovering deleted files from USB flash drive:

"By mistake I deleted some folders from my USB Flash drive and the folder contained a lot of my son's photos, and other Word, Excel files etc that I need. Would appreciate if someone can advise any way I can retrieve these deleted files from my USB flash drive on Mac? " — from Mac Rumors

Question2 on restoring lost files from USB drive on Mac:

"My USB flash drive is SanDisk, 4GB, formatted for Mac. It became corrupted and I don't have access to stored files. The messages on screen prompt that the disk can't be read and invitation to reformat it...so, what should I do? If I follow the messages, all files in USB will miss. Any USB recovery Mac software can I use to get files back if I format the USB drive? " — from Yahoo answer

Many people are using USB flash drive in order to backup their important data. Saving all data in a USB flash drive is a very important method to avoid any problems in the future, especially when the Mac (macOS 10.12 High Sierra included) is broken down. However, many reasons can result in the file missing on your USB flash drive like the above questions described. But don't worry, your lost or deleted files from USB can be recovered with applications like iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac.


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