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How to Recover Files from USB Flash Drive in Mac

USB flash drives also are called pen drives, key drives or simply USB drives. A USB flash drive is a convenient portable storage device that enables you to transfer all your data from one computer to another very easily. You can plug them into any computer that has a USB port. In this way, all your important files and data can be with you all the time.

However, there are also some accidents happened to the USB flash drive just as to computers. If you find that your USB flash drive is corrupted, formatted or files were deleted such as the following situations:

After saving files from my computer suddenly it hangs up and says "Not responding" for a long time and after that the usb drive files cannot be read as in empty...

I have all my work on my flash drive and all of a sudden my computer is telling me that it is unreadable! I don't want to reformat the flash drive. I want to recover my files. Is this possible?

Don't panic! There are USB flash drive recovery Mac programs available to assist you in bringing your USB flash drive back to life. Here let's have a try with Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac. Follow to get all your files back from USB flash drive. Only need a few steps.

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After installing and running the program on your Mac, connect your USB flash drive with the Mac, and then choose "Deleted File Recovery" to find back your lost files.

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Here you can see that your USB flash drive is detected by the program. Choose it and hit "Scan" to begin finding lost files.

After the scanning process completed, all the files found back are classified as original paths in the left list of the interface. If you don't want to recover them all, you can selectively get back the one you want by checking it. And you also can preview them before doing the recovery if the files you are going to recover are pictures (in formats of JPG, TIFF, PNG, BMP and GIF), PDF files, HTML (HTM) or ZIP archives. Select the files you want to recover and hit Recover to save them on your Mac.

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Note: If you can't find your desired files by this "Deleted File Recovery", you can try the "Raw Recovery", which can help to scan much deeper for you to get lost files more completely, and also it requires more time for scanning.


Video tutorial of Mac USB flash drive data recovery

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