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.
USB Recovery for Mac (macOS Sierra, El Capitan Included)iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac: Recover everything from your USB drive
- 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
|References of iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac|
|Supported USB data loss scenarios||
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.
|Supported file types||Image, video, audio, document, archive files, email and more|
|Supported USB brands||Sandisk, Kingston, Transcend, Corsair, Sony, etc|
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
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Note: The prerequisite is that you have not added new files to your USB flash drive.
1 How to Recover Lost Data from USB Drive on Mac
Step 1 Choose a File Recovery Mode
Plug your USB flash drive into your Mac and open iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac from the Applications folder. In the primary window, choose "Lost Data Recovery". This USB drive recovery software can recover deleted files from USB drive quickly. If this mode fails to restore your USB files, also try Raw Data Recovery mode. This mode (Deeper Scan) will scan all existing data on your USB drive by "file signature". The files recovered with Raw Data Recovery mode will loss their original names.
Step 2 Select USB Flash Drive and Start Scanning Deleted Files
Choose the connected USB drive from the Drives list and click "Scan" on top to start scanning files on your USB flash drive. If your drive is not included in the list, click the "Refresh Drives" button to have a try.
Tips: If you know what are the file types of your lost USB files, you can choose the file types from Select File Type option below the drive list.
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 window, 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.
Video: How to Recover Files from USB Flash Drive on Mac
Please watch the video to learn how to recover USB lost files with iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac software.
2 What this iSkysoft USB recovery application can also do?
3 Why You Need iSkysoft USB Data Recovery?
"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 RumorsQuestion2 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 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.