How to Recover Data after Formatting USB Flash Drive to FAT32 on Mac

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March 19, 2019 09:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

If you decide to format USB flash drive to FAT32, you have better make a backup in advance. Because all your stored files will be erased completely. All your erased files are marked as “invisible”. Once you save new files, the erased files will be overwritten permanently.

Luckily, it is still possible to recover files from your formatted USB flash drive.

You need to recover data after formatting USB flash drive to FAT32 on Mac as soon as possible. Otherwise, the possibility of USB flash drive recovery will be reduced a lot. Now, let’s read together to recover files from the formatted flash drive on Mac step by step.

Recover Data after Formatting USB Flash Drive to FAT32

1. Best Flash Drive Recovery Software for Mac

FoneLab Data Retriever is your powerful Mac data recovery software. You can recover deleted or lost data from your formatted USB flash drive, as well as other data loss scenarios. Thanks to the smart scanning function, you can extract and recover files after formatting USB flash drive to FAT32 on Mac in a short time. You may find hidden files after scanning the USB flash drive thoroughly.

The hard drive recovery software for Mac will never store or modify your data. Moreover, you can recover all kinds of files from the formatted USB flash drive without backup safely. The intuitive interface is friendly to all beginners.

Therefore, you can recover USB flash drive data after formatting on Mac easily and quickly.

  1. Recover photos, videos, music, documents and other files in popular formats.
  2. Extract and find all your deleted or lost data via Quick Scan and Deep Scan modes.
  3. Recover files on Mac from your USB flash drive, memory cards, hard drives and other removable drives.   
  4. Suitable for different data loss situations including formatted partition, deletion, RAW hard drive, etc.
  5. Compatible with Mac 10.7 and above (macOS Mojave included).

2. How to Recover Data after Formatting USB Flash Drive to FAT32 on Mac

Launch Mac data recovery

Plug the formatted USB flash drive to your Mac computer. Sooner, the computer will recognize it automatically. Free download, install and run Mac data recovery software. Choose Start under Mac Data Recovery to enter into the main interface.

launch mac file recovery

Choose the recoverable data type and flash drive

Mark before the data type you want to recover. You can check all file types to recover data after formatting USB flash drive to FAT32 on Mac completely. Later, select your connected USB flash drive under Removable Drives.

scan mac data recovery

Start scanning your flash drive

Click Scan on the lower right corner to start the Quick Scan mode. You can see the progress bar, used time and found files on the top. You can also scan your formatted USB flash drive with Deep Scan mode thoroughly. Of course, it takes a longer time to complete the Deep scanning process.

start scan mode

Choose files to recover

You can see all recoverable files displaying in the category. Open one folder to see previous stored and lost data. You can double-click any file to preview with the detailed information. In addition, you can use the built-in search engine and Filter function to find your target file quickly.

set filter info

Recover data after formatting USB flash drive to FAT32 on Mac

You can mark before any file you want to recover. At last, click Recover to recover deleted files from the FAT32 USB flash drive. Be aware that you have better not save the recovered files to your USB flash drive directly in case of data overwritten.

choose file to recover

Now you can get all erased data back to your USB flash drive after formatting or other crashed problems. Actually, you can run Data Retriever to find hidden files effectively.

Furthermore, Data Retriever can be your good choice to back up USB flash drive too. You can extract hidden, deleted and existing files from USB flash drive to your Mac computer for backup. After that, you can format the flash drive without data loss.

That’s all for easy steps to recover data after formatting USB flash drive to FAT32 on Mac. If this article really helps, you can share it to help more people.

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