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How to Recover Deleted Files from Flash Drive on Mac?

Are you bothered by your lost files and wanna recover deleted files from flash drive on Mac? If so, you’re in the right place. Here is a step-by-step guide on flash drive data recovery for Mac users. Before the steps, we analyze the reasons for data loss in flash drive firstly.

A flash drive is a convenient storage device that is slightly larger than a stick of gum, yet many of these devices can carry all your work files for an entire year! For me, I have been using flash drives to transport files between computers for many years and I’ve ever lost files twice. The first time I intended to delete some useless files only to find some other precious data got lost; the next time, my Mac went wrong and it was supposed to be attacked by virus. As a matter of fact, apart from these two conditions, data deletion in flash drive may also result from wrong formatting, improper removal from a computer or some physical factors like power surge and electro-static discharge. Anyhow, you can follow the guide to recover data from flash drive in minutes.

Choose the Right Flash Drive Data Recovery Software for Mac

In my last articles, I have ever compared many data recovery software for Mac, and I insist on using my preferred one for flash drive data recovery - Cisdem Data Recovery for Mac. I do appreciate its tidy design, excellent user-friendliness and affordable price.

With easy-to-use interface, Cisdem Data Recovery for Mac is a professional file recovery application designed for Mac users to recover deleted files from flash drive. It is multifunctional and can be used to restore deleted, formatted, or lost files from any Mac supported data storage media, including internal/external hard drives, USB drives, SD card, digital cameras, iPods, etc.

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How to Recover Deleted Files from Flash Drive on Mac

With Cisdem Data Recovery for Mac, you can recover deleted files from flash drive in three easy steps.

  1. After you’ve inserted the flash drive into your Mac and launched Cisdem Data Recovery for Mac, you’ll see that there are two scan modes for your choices: Quick Scan and Deep Scan. Here I choose Deep Scan.
  2. In the next window, you’ll be promoted to choose your targeted disk. To boost the scanning speed, you can designate the file format by using the file filters feature if you know clearly about what the lost file format is. Click on “Scan” and the scanning process will begin. Its deep scanning engine can make sure all the lost files will be found and retrieved.
  3. After the scanning process finished, you can preview the files one by one and then specify the files that you intend to retrieve. You can also choose all files to recover, which will take longer than when you pick a particular file type. Click "Recover" to recover data from flash drive.

More Tips on Using Flash Drives

Be patient with flash drive data recovery. No matter what program you are using to recover deleted files from flash drive, the scanning may take some time. Depending on different file sizes and system configurations, the speeds differ a lot.

Choose good-quality flash drives. Flash drives are portable and may be kept on a key chain, carried around your neck, or attached to book bag, they are therefore usually fragile to some extent. It is a wise for us to buy some good-quality flash drives in case that they get corrupted and all the files lost one day.

Some popular secure flash drives to recommend: Iron Key personal D200, Kingston Data Traveler 4000, Kanguru Defender Elite, SanDisk Extreme Contour, Disk Go secure guardian, Data Traveler Vault Privacy Edition, Jump Drive Secure II plus, etc.

Remember to use the "Safely Unplug Hardware" option. Flash drives generally tolerate immediate removal, but do yourself a favor and remember to safely eject them before removing them, just to be sure. This cuts down on the possibility that data will be lost in the first place.

2017-08-30 05:11:12 / Posted by to Data Recovery Mac Follow @ Megan

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