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Can I Recover Data from Formatted USB Flash Drive on Mac

-- Wednesday, October 25, 2017
People tend to use USB drive to store data and documents, especially when they need to hold a meeting, make a speech or display a project, etc. However, for Mac users, if you incautiously format the USB flash drive, or it just got corrupted suddenly, you will be panic for all data in the USB may all gone. Fortunately, you still have chance to recover data from formatted USB on Mac. Check the full guide below and rescue the USB data.

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  • Retrieve Formatted USB Data with Mac Data Recovery

    Mac Data Recovery is an easy to use tool, which can help you recover data from USB flash drive, no matter it is virus attacks, formatted, corrupted, etc. It also allows you to recover data from any other hard drive, partitions and portable devices on macOS X.

    Step 1 Download and Run the Software
    Click the button below to download the trial version of Mac Data Recovery on your iMac or Macbook. For Windows users, you can also click the blue button to download and install the software on PC.

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    Step 2 Select Data Types
    Run the software on Mac and you will see the main interface as below. There are six kinds of supported data listed, for example photo, video, audio, document (Word, Excel, PDF) and more. Select the data type that you want to recover and hit the Next button.

    Select Data Types

    Step 3 Choose USB Drive as Target Location
    Connect the USB flash drive to Mac and you will see it displayed in the external removable devices column if it’s recognized and connected. Select it and start scanning.

    Connect USB Drive to Mac

    Step 4 Recover Data from Formatted USB Drive
    When the deep scan process complete, all data in the USB Drive including the existed and deleted ones will be listed. You can preview each files in detail and recover the USB data you need selectively.

    Recover Data from Formatted USB Drive on Mac

    Though you can recover USB drive easily with Mac Data Recovery easily, you’d better backup USB flash drive regularly to avoid data loss tragedy. To backup USB drive data in PC/Mac, you can also rely on the all-in-one Mac Data Recovery.

    Ivy Bruce

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