Recovering Transferred Files on Mac

“Hi there, I have lost data from SanDisk Cruzer Force USB 2.0 memory stick that holds 16GB of files while using it on Mac machine. This happened as I accidentally disconnected memory stick during data transfer. I tried all possible ways to get back lost files from SanDisk 16GB Cruzer Force memory stick, but nothing worked. Can anyone suggest me proper method to restore data from SanDisk Cruzer Force USB memory stick on Mac? Please help.”

Losing transferred files on Mac is commonly seen among most of the users as they follow vivid methods. Files from one Mac computer to another Mac machine can be moved using numerous methods. Frequently followed methods for file transfer on Mac are using external storage drive, use of Ethernet cable, use of shared network and usage of third party applications. However, files that are being transferred can be lost in many ways, such as:

  • Removal of external storage drive from Mac computer before files are completely transferred
  • Incorrect connection of Ethernet cable while transferring files between Mac machines
  • Power outage during file transfer on Mac computer
  • Incorrect usage of third party applications or wrong updates on Mac computer may become a reason for losing transferred files

In any other form if transferred files are missed from Mac computer, then user will first search for those files using Time Machine. If he / she is lucky enough, then there is chance of recovering lost transferred files. If this doesn’t bring back missing or hidden transferred files on Mac, then only option is to employ good file recovery software.

Transferred files recovery software for Mac:

Yodot Mac File Recovery is the prominent file restoration program to get back transferred files on Mac with ease. Its brilliantly designed recovery modules neatly scans entire Mac hard drive to retrieve lost, missing, hidden or erased files just in clicks. Using this tool, one can restore files from Mac desktop and Notebook that are running with OS Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks OS X versions. This tool is capable of recovering Word documents, PowerPoint files, Excel sheets, PDFs, Sticky Notes, text, folders, archives, program files and many more that are lost after incorrect transfer process. Apart from Mac computer hard drive, one can even rescue deleted or missing files from USB flash drive, SSD, external hard disk, memory cards, etc. storage devices.

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Recovery steps to bring back transferred files on OS X:

  • Download Yodot Mac File Recovery tool on your Macintosh machine where files are missing
  • Install and run the program following onscreen instructions
  • Main window gets displayed with two major options namely, “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”
  • Click on ‘Lost File Recovery’ option as you are unable to find transferred files on Mac
  • Further, in next screen choose the volume / drive from where transferred files have to be recovered
  • Next, wait till software scans selected volume and retrieves with list of recovered files
  • Glance at the files in Finder Styled interface using ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’
  • At last, save necessary files to target location on Mac computer hard drive or on other external storage drive

Necessary Tips:

  • Make use of best and safe methods while transferring files from or to Mac
  • It is suggested to hold backup of transferrable files to avoid unintentional loss of such files