Software to Undelete USB Drive files on Mac

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

Macintosh PC is known for its advanced technology and classy features. Apple based Mac operating systems are designed to fulfill the diverse needs of people in both business and personal environments. Mac computer’s  are very compatible with external devices like memory cards, USB drives, external hard drives, etc. USB drives are non-volatile storage chips that stores digital information and are classified based on the accessing speed and storage capacities. However, there are several causes that may lead to data loss from USB drives such as deleting files by human casualness, corruption of file system, ejecting the USB drive while transferring files, etc. In such scenarios to recover deleted data from USB drive from Mac system, you need to make use of some effective Mac undelete software.

There are several reasons that contribute to data loss situations from USB drives such as, the file system that is being used is of the FAT32 format for storing and managing data on it, may get corrupted due to improper handling of the USB drive. If your USB drive gets infected by some viruses, then the whole data present on it is gets deleted and lost. While deleting some unwanted files from your USB flash drive if you select the wrong file then, this too adds to the loss of files. While transferring files between Mac system and USB drive, if you eject the drive abruptly without using proper ejection method then there are chances of data loss from USB drive. Also, if you unintentionally press the format option then all the data present on the USB drive gets erased.

All the scenarios mentioned above contribute to major data loss situations from the USB drive. Although, the files are not permanently lost from the USB drive. In order to restore lost data from USB drive on Mac system, you need to use reliable recovery software.

The Mac Undelete software has some terrific features that make it most preferable among Mac users. It recovers all the media files and supports recovery of files from FireWire drives, external hard drives, pen drives, iPods, etc. Itcan even restore files from formatted and missing volumes. With the help of this utility, you can even perform Mac volume data restoration that fails to mount. This tool is capable enough to restore data from corrupted and formatted memory cards. You can download the demo version of the software for free of cost. You can also preview the recovered result and check its performance. Once you are satisfied with the recovery result then save the result by purchasing the software.

Steps to Recover Files from USB Drive on Mac:

Step 1: Download and install the free trial version of the software. Launch the software application by double clicking the desktop shortcut icon. A main window appears as shown in Figure 1. Select Recover Photos option from the main window.

Figure 1 : Main Screen

Step 2: After you select retrieve photos a new window appears from which you need to select the "Recover Lost Photos" option in order to restore deleted and lost files as shown in Figure 2

Figure 2: Select restore Lost Photos

Step 3: You need to select the physical drive i.e., USB Drive from which the files are lost or deleted and then click on "Next" option as shown in Figure 3.

Physical Drive Selection Screenshot

Figure 3: Select Logical Drive

Step 4: After you click on Next the software starts scanning. After completion of scanning process you are able to preview the restored result with the help of "File Types View" as shown in the Figure 4

Recovered Files - Screenshot

Figure 4: restored Files


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

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