How to Recover Data from USB Flash Drive on Mac

USB flash drives also are called flash 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 know how to recover lost files from USB drive on Mac?

Possible to Recover Flash Drive Data

Definitely you can recover data from flash drive. As a matter of fact, lost files are still somewhere on your flash drive but inaccessible, no matter you delete, format or lost them due to other reasons. The space that lost files occupy is marked as reusable to tell the system that the place can be used to store new data. Thus, as long as you haven't written new data in, the lost files would be still there and you can recover flash drive data easily.

Note: If you lost vital files from your flash drive, do not save any more data to your flash drive to avoid the lost files being overwritten.

Perform Flash Drive Data Recovery

Fortunately there are USB flash drive recovery programs available to assist us in bringing our USB flash drive back to life. Here let's have a try with uFlysoft Data Recovery for Mac. Follow to recover flash drive data by yourself. Only need a few steps.

After installing and running the program on your Mac, connect your USB flash drive with the Mac.

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). Select the files you want to recover and hit "Recover" to save them on your Mac.


1. After flash drive recovery completed, remember to save the recovered files on your computer hard drive or another external removable device, but not the flash drive where you lost your data, for safe considering.

2. Regularly backup your precious files on your flash drive to other storage devices in case of flash drive corruption.

3. To get more information about data recovery or photo recovery, go to our official website to get what you want.