The USB drive is also known as thumb drive or pen drive, is a handy solid state storage device that stores files in an erasable, rewritable circuitry rather than on streaming tape or spinning disks. USB drive uses FAT32 file system to organize files hence they are also compatible with Mac Operating System. USB drive is commonly used to transfer files from one device to another.
USB flash drive can be connected directly to the Mac computer via USB port. If you want to add files or copy the files from USB drive then you just need to drag and drop those files to a particular location on the hard drive’s icon. USB drives are generally not susceptible to mechanical failures, but they are more exposed to logical failures resulting in loss of files.
Common Scenarios in which you may lose files from USB flash drive on Mac are as follows:
In order to avoid loss of files from USB drive on Mac system, you need to follow some precautionary measures such as taking instant backup of your important files, avoid removal of USB drive abruptly even though you are not performing any action on the files present on the it, using updated anti-virus application and so on. If you have lost the data even after following the precautions then stop using USB drive to avoid permanent data loss and use reliable software to undelete files from Mac OS X.
Mac file recovery software can easily recover deleted USB flash drive files and can restore files from all severe data loss scenarios. It is compatible with latest versions of Mac operating systems such as Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion. This application recognizes and recovers different formats of files like audio files, video files, image files, documents etc. from USB drive. The software can also retrieve files from flash memory card that are lost due to power surges, improper system shutdown, virus attack, accidental deletion of files etc. This Mac File Recovery Software is capable enough to recover deleted songs from iPod Shuffle after failed iTunes synchronization, accidental deletion, iPod corruption, etc. You can preview recovered files and these recovered files can be arranged on the basis of their file name, extension, size, creation date etc.
Easy steps to undelete data from USB drive on Mac OS X:
Step 1: Download and install Mac file recovery tool on Mac based computer
Step 2: Launch the 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
Figure 1: Main Screen
Step 3: Select “Recover Photos” option from the main screen to recover different types of image files from the USB drive. Now, to recover files from USB drive select “Deleted Photos” option as shown in Figure 2
Figure 2: Select Recover Deleted Photos Option
Step 4: Select USB drive from and then click on “Next” option as shown in Figure 3. You can select the specific file type from list of different file types otherwise skip this step
Figure 3: Select USB Drive
Step 5: You can view recovered data using “Preview” option to estimate the recovery results as shown in Figure 4
Figure 4: View recovered files to evaluate recovery results