Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)


Mac File Recovery from External USB Drive

Data may become inaccessible or may get deleted from Mac external USB drive in many instances. You may lose your important files & folders from external USB drive mainly due to accidental deletion of files, when connected to a Macintosh machine. You may unintentionally delete some of your data by using “Command+Delete” key combination, this will result in deleted files bypassing the Mac trash, in other words, these files do not get stored in the trash. In addition to the accidental deletion, there are many other factors responsible for data loss from the Mac external USB drive. Our Mac USB drive recovery software is developed by a group of experienced recovery experts specifically to undelete data from USB drive when data is lost or get deleted from it.

The USB drive recovery tool initially scans your external USB drive sector by sector and then it recovers the lost & deleted files by making use of sophisticated recovery algorithms. Its file recovery process includes identifying various file formats of text documents, music & video files, spreadsheets, etc to name a few. It can restore PDF files from USB on Mac computers, in addition to this, the software can also restore doc, docx, ppt, pptx, mp3, mp4, mpg, mpeg, wav, 3gp, mov, midi and many other file formats.  This software can be used for file recovery on different USB drives, memory cards, computer hard drive, external hard drive & FireWire drive. You can utilize this file recovery tool to restore Mac files from JetFlash & other USB drives, which are lost or get deleted in the following scenarios:

Accidental format: This factor is responsible for a huge loss of files from external USB drives. When connected to a Mac computer, you may unintentionally format the USB drive instead of formatting some other Mac volume on the hard drive. This results in the deletion of entire files that were present on the USB drive before formatting it.
Incorrect removal: Unplugging the external USB drive from the computer without making use of proper ejecting procedures may result in a damage to the file system of USB drive, which in turn, may corrupt the USB drive & also the files stored on it. Ejecting USB drive, while a read/write process is active on it, also leads to the files becoming inaccessible.
Catalog file corruption: A damage in the catalog file of Macintosh machines may, sometimes, result in the files becoming unreadable and eventually getting lost.
USB drive not recognized: Mac OS does not require special drivers to recognize the USB drives, it has built-in USB drivers for the purpose. But, sometimes Mac OS do not detect the connected USB drive as a result of corruption in these drivers & other system files. In such cases, your entire data will be lost.
Improper system reboot: If your Mac computer repeatedly reboots or if you shut it down while USB drive is in use, this makes the files inaccessible.

In any of the miserable scenarios explained above, our USB drive recovery tool works efficiently to restore the deleted & lost files from different USB drives. It can comfortably retrieve deleted files from Western Digital Mac USB drive and also other USB drives manufactured by Transcend, SanDisk, HP, Sony, etc. The software is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5.8 & above versions including Leopard, Snow, Lion operating system.

Simple steps that will guide you in the recovery process of Mac files from external USB drive:

Step A: On the main window shown in Figure A, select “Recover Files” option.

Retrieve Files from External USB Drive - Recover Files

Fig A: Main Window

Step B: Select any of the recovery options provided on the next window shown in Figure B.

Retrieve Files from External USB Drive - Select Recover Deleted Files / Recover Lost Files

Fig B : Select a Recovery option

Step C: The software displays a list of connected drives from which select your USB drive and click “Next”, as displayed in Figure C.

Retrieve Files from External USB Drive - Select your External USB Drive

Fig C: Select External USB drive

Step D: A list of recovered files is shown on the next window, which can be viewed using either “Data view” or “File Type view” option, as shown in Figure D. Upon purchasing the software, you can save the recovered files using “Save” button.

Retrieve Files from External USB Drive - List of Retrieved Files

Figure D : Recovered Files List


For Leopard (10.5) and
Snow Leopard (10.6) Users

For Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8),
Mavericks & Yosemite(10.10) Users