How to Restore Flash Drive on Mac?

Flash drives are like flash memory storage device which are compatible for both Windows and Mac OS X. They can be used by connecting to USB port of computer. These storage media are generally removable and rewritable. Flash drives are physically smaller in size as compared to other storage devices such as hard disks drives, CDs, DVDs, floppy disk drives etc. The main advantage of these storage devices is that they don’t have any moving physical parts hence they are free from physical damages. Just like other storage devices flash drives also face logical failure and data loss.

If you can’t find files on your flash drive or you have accidentally deleted all data from flash drive, you can restore it from a backup. But if you don’t have backups then there is no other way to get this data back from flash drive except using flash drive recovery software. And today you can know how to recover flash drive Mac by using flash drive recovery software.

Data loss scenarios for flash drive on Mac OS X:

Human Error: Data can be lost from the flash drive due to common human blunders such as formatting / re-formatting the flash drive without data backup, deleting some file instead of any other file, formatting the flash drive unintentionally while trying to format some other drive.

Error in File system Conversion:If any sort of problem arises during file system conversion on Mac OS X, then all the data stored in that flash drive become inaccessible to the user leading to data loss.

Unexpected situations: Some of the exceptional cases like forcibly turning off the Mac system or instant power failure in the halfway of some transfer process can make the data stored in the flash drive inaccessible. As a result data loss occurs in Mac OS X.

Corrupted Flash Drive: Data from the flash drive on Mac operating system can be inaccessible because of logical damage or any sort of corruption. Corruption also happens due to malware attack. Some important data from flash drive can get erased during anti-virus scanning process.

Third party utility: Data from the flash drive on Mac operating system may be lost because of improper function of any third party tool.

You should take some precautions to get rid of loss scenarios from flash drive on Mac operating system:

  • Take proper data backup before formatting your flash drive in order to avoid data loss because of improper formatting.
  • Properly use the flash drive while connecting to your Mac system to avoid data loss due to improper ejection or insertion of the flash drive.
  • If your flash drive data is already lost then don’t use that flash drive right after data loss. You can use it as usual only after you retrieve deleted data from flash drive.

Features of flash drive recovery on Mac:

Recover files from corrupted flash drive or formatted USB drive on Mac.

Restore Mac files of various file extensions.

Ability to preview recovered files and evaluate recovery result.

Supports Mac file recovery of HFS+, HFSX, FAT32 & FAT 16 file system.

Restore lost data from formatted or flash drive that appears as unknown drive.

Support flash drive recovery from Transcend, Kingston and SanDisk USB flash drives.

Supports recovery after deletion, formatting or reformatting.

Helps to perform bad flash drive recovery when error messages are encountered.

Steps to recover flash drive Mac:

Step 1: Download and install free demo version of Mac flash drive recovery tool. After installation select "RECOVER FILES" from main window.

Recover Flash Drive Mac - Main Screen

Step 2: Select either "RECOVER DELETED FILES" or "RECOVER LOST FILES" from next screen. Then you have to select the flash drive from where you need to recover file. Then software starts scanning process, once it is over you can view the recovered file in "FILE TYPE VIEW" or "DATA VIEW".

Recover Flash Drive Mac - Select Recover Deleted Files

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