How to Unformat USB Flash Drive on Mac?

“Hi, I need an easy way to unformat my USB flash drive on Mac. So about two years ago, I purchased 16 GB Kingston USB flash drive. I save so many memorable pictures of me and my family on my USB flash drive. And as I remember it, I named it under my own name. But, yesterday something wrong happened. When I plugged my USB flash drive to my Mac, the autoplay popup displayed a wrong USB flash drive name. It said, "Removable Disc" instead of my name.

I thought that was normal until I realized I couldn't access my USB flash drive at all. It asked me to format the USB flash drive and I clicked on Yes by mistake – the USB flash drive was formatted. Is there any easy way to recover all those pictures because they're so memorable and I don't want to lose them all. Please help to unformat the USB flash drive on Mac!”

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Many questions like the question above come into our email inbox almost every day. So it's probably fair to assume that so many people like you who lost their files which stored on USB flash drive due to erasure, format or reformat. And yet, it seems like the solution for Mac user aren't commonly known, which is why you should read, and give this article a full attention.

How to unformat USB flash drive on Mac?

USB Flash Drive is commonly used as a small data storage device which offers you a reliable mobile data storage -- just like a floppy disk on the old day. It's portable, fast, and reliable. Yes, USB flash drive provides a truly valuable benefit for us. So, if you format the USB flash drive and lose all important data, it could be a big problem.

Yes, there are a lot of Mac users who accidentally formatted their USB flash drives on Mac, and then lost the important files like business docs or memorable family photos like the question you read above. What you'd do if this happens to you? Especially, if you don't backup the data to another storage device or cloud storage services.

Well, it may become a disaster for you. Because you might think it is impossible to unformat the USB flash drive on Mac and recover your data. Don't worry. It's not the end of the world, yet your files can literally be recovered.

DIY Mac data recovery softwareMagoshare Data Recovery for Mac is the easy tool which can help you unformat USB flash drive under Mac OS. Magoshare Data Recovery for Mac is very easy to use, yet it's using an advanced technology to do the deep scan and recover your lost files safely.

Easy steps to unformat USB flash drive on Mac

Step 1: Download and install USB flash drive unformat software for Mac.

First of all, download and install Magoshare Data Recovery for Mac on your Mac computer. Then, run it from Launchpad.

Step 2: Connect your USB flash drive with the Mac.

Connect the formatted USB flash drive with the Mac. After running Magoshare Data Recovery for Mac on your computer, you will see all the hard drives and external devices on your Mac. Just select the formatted USB flash drive as the targeted device to start data recovery.

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Step 3: Scan the formatted USB flash drive on Mac.

After choosing the formatted USB flash drive, just click on “Scan” button to scan the formatted USB flash drive to find all lost files.

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Step 4: Recover all the files from formatted USB flash drive.

Last, you can see all the files you can recover. Now choose them all to unformat your USB flash drive, or you can also choose only the files you want to recover. And click "Recover Now" button to save the files.

unformat USB flash drive on Mac

It is the easiest way to unformat USB flash drive on Mac. Just follow the guide above, you can recover all lost files from the formatted, reformatted or erased USB flash drive on Mac.

Posted by Peter, 2018-03-02