USBs are portable, re-writable flash memory devices that are used as data backup drives worldwide. Pen drives, memory cards, external hard drives, and the like are classified under this category of data storage devices. You may feel safe after copying all the essential data to any of these USB drives, but you cannot overly depend on these drives because they are also susceptible to corruption. Luckily, Mac data recovery tools are there to help you out.
Apart from some flash drive corruption scenarios, there could be several similar situations resulting in data loss, such as improper use of such drives like improper ejection of a flash drive. Take a real-time scenario representing a similar issue.
“I was very happy with my newly purchased MacBook Air, but the happiness was ruined when I lost my important college presentation after moving it from the Mac machine to a pen drive. I could not properly eject it, as I was in hurry! When I attached the same pen drive to a PC, it was not there. I have heard of some data recovery software, but have never used. Can I get the lost presentation back?”
The scenario discussed above represents data loss situation due to improper ejection of the pen drive. Though such situations are rarely encountered, make sure you eject a USB drive properly after the data is transferred.
Actually, after connecting a pen drive to a computer’s USB port, it is activated and is manipulated through a system program that lets you interact with the flash memory. Now, you can transfer the data from your computer to the flash drive or vice-versa. Once the data transfer is done, you need to quit the running connectivity program before it is ejected, otherwise you may suffer from data loss.
To avoid such situations, it is recommended to ensure proper use of USB drives. Mac data recovery software are able to recover lost or deleted data by performing a thorough scan of the complete drive. Memory of a hard drive or USB drive does not delete anything, but overwrites whenever some new data is saved.
Actually, for every newly saved file, an index entry is recorded by the operating system used on the hard drive. A delete command only deletes the index entry of the target file, but not the actual file. Therefore, the file can be recovered using a data recovery software for Mac