Recover Lost Data from Pen Drive on Mac OS X/macOS

Daisy updated on Aug 30, 2019 to Mac File Recovery | How-to Articles


You may lose your data in pen drive due to various factors, such as accidental deletion, pen drive formatting/corruption, or virus attack. When you need to recover files from your flash pen drive on Mac, you can not miss EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac, which can recover all the usual deleted files from USB pen drive easily and effectively.

Pen drive is a portable USB flash memory device that can be used to store photos, spreadsheets, word processing documents, movie clips, music tracks, and many other types of files. It was well accepted by numerous users. However, as people like to save important data on the pen drive, losing data on it can be a great disaster. So here we will discuss how to recover lost data from pen drive on Mac OS X/macOS. First, let's take a look at what causes data loss on the pen drive.

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Factors May Cause Data Loss on Pen Drive

Pen drive data loss can be caused by many factors unexpectedly. Virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper shutdown, human wrong operations, and software corruption can be the reasons. So you can try to avoid these accidents to protect your important data. But what will you do to recover lost data from pen drive on Mac if you are suffering the data loss? Read on to get the simplest and securest solution here. 

How to Recover Data from USB Pen Drive on Mac OS X/macOS

If you are suffering the endless trouble due to data loss on the pen drive, you can use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac to effectively get your lost data back. This all-in-one data recovery software can help you handle various data loss occasions easily.

  • It helps to recover over 200+ file types support, including recovering deleted Excel/Word/PPT, photos, videos, music, and other files from your Mac internal/external hard drive.
  • It allows recovering data from Mac hard drive, USB pen drive, digital cameras, and external storage devices.
  • It can be seamlessly installed on all the Mac systems, from Mac OS X 10.6 to macOS 10.14(Mojave). 

Steps to recover lost data from pen drive under Mac OS X.

Step 1. Correctly connect your USB flash drive to your Mac. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac. Start selecting the flash drive and click Scan to let the software search lost files on it.

select the flash drive where data lost and click scan

Step 2. After quick scan and deep scan, all files will be presented in the left pane in the scan results.

scan lost data on the flash drive

Step 3. Select files you want to recover and click Recover Now button. Don't save the recoverable files to the USB drive itself in case of data overwriting.

click recover now button to recover lost flash drive data on your Mac


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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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