How to Get Back Files from USB Stick on Mac

 October 8, 2014      

“Hi there, I am in big trouble. My USB stick has been infected with virus and all the files and folders that were saved in the drive are gone. I am not able to access them as they have all been converted to shortcut icons. I tired searching in the internet to overcome the issue, but I am unable to do so. What should I do now? Is there any way in which I can get back the files from USB stick without causing damage to the files saved in it. Can anyone suggest me some recovery tool that can be implied in getting back the information. Thanks a lot!”

USB memory stick is the storage media that is used to keep backup of important files. USB memory sticks are also used to transfer files from one storage media to other quite easily. Sometimes while transferring files from USB memory stick to system, there are chances that data loss may occur. To know how to perform file recovery from USB stick on Mac system, you can make use of Yodot Mac File Recovery application which rescues files in a minimum amount of time

What are the scenarios that lead to loss / deletion of files from USB stick on Mac systems:

Accidental Deletion: While trying to move the files from USB stick to your Mac system, user may accidentally hit on the delete button that leads to deletion of all the files were being used.

Abrupt Removal: Abrupt removal of USB stick from Mac machine when file sharing process is being carried out can cause loss of entire data that is being processed. Hence proper care should be taken when file sharing process is being carried out.

Other reasons: Power Surge, using the USB stick on different systems across the network, mishandling the device are some of the other scenarios that can cause loss files from USB stick.

Data Recovery from USB Stick on Mac:

Yodot Mac File Recovery tool is the most recommended application when it comes to recovering deleted / lost files from USB stick on different versions of Mac operating systems. With the help of simple graphical user interface and advanced files of options, even a novice user can completed the repair process in a minimum amount of time. Using this utility, user can not only recover files from USB stick on Mac, but can also get back data from other storage media like internal hard drive, external hard drive, memory cards, pen drives, FireWire drives, iPods, MP3 players and so on. Even a novice user can install this utility on different versions of Mac operating systems like Lion, Mountain Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Mavericks.

Get to know the simple steps on how to recover files from USB stick on Mac:

Hit here to download Yodot Mac File Recovery tool in the system. Install the program and run the utility with the help of shortcut icon provided on your desktop. From the main screen of the software click on Deleted File Recovery or Lost File Recovery based on the scenario that has caused loss of files from USB stick on Mac machine. Once the option is clicked proceed to next screen to select the USB drive from where recovery process has to be carried out. After selecting the drive, move on to the next screen from where you can mark all the file types that needs to be recovered. At last, start the recovery process, upon completion user can view the restored list of files and save them to desired destination location as applicable to host operating system user.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Avoid using your USB stick on different systems across the network
  • Keep backup of important files on separate storage media
  • Double check the files before deleting them