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How to Recover Data from USB Drive with Read-only File System on Mac OS X


USB Drive is a convenient storage media which we can store or transfer the documents, photos or video, etc. However, the USB flash drive with the NTFS file system is read-only on the Mac. If the data lost from the NTFS external hard drive, and you only have MacOS computer next to you, how to recover data from the USB flash drive with read-only file system on mac
By default, Windows uses NFTS, and Macs use HFS and APFS. NTFS is read-only on macOS, and we can't copy, delete, write or save files from macOS to a NTFS drive. You can go to Disk Utility to check whether the USB flash drive is NTFS formatted.
If yes, and you don't want to format your USB flash drive, So you can install Bitwar Data Recovery for Mac to have your data which stored on USB Drive with Read-only File System on Mac OS X recoverd to Mac OS X. Then you can edit it on the mac as you wish.

Steps to recover data from USB Drive with Read-only File System on Mac OS X

Download Bitwar Data Recovery for Mac by clicking below download icons on your mac OS X and then install it. The software is compatible with OS X 10.11 and later.

Tips: For latest macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) system requirements, Mac users are not allowed an access to system disk from apps. If you want to recover data from the system disk, please disable the system feature "System Integrity Protection (SIP)" , see the guide on How to Disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) in macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13)

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Step 1: Select the Partition or Device

Launch the program and connect your USB flash drive on the mac, make sure the program has recognizes it. Then select it and click "Next".

Step 2: Select the Scan Mode

Choose a scan mode on this step based on the data loss reasons. Then click "next". You can choose "Quick Scan" first if you want to recover data from files deleted or lost. If "Quick Scan" couldn't scanned out the lost data you want, try deep scan again. The deep scan will search every sector of the partition of disk to find all existing files out.
        ● Quick Scan: This mode can recover deleted files on a partition or device, such as files deleted by command + deleted, emptied from the trash or deleted by other software, etc. If files have not been overwritten by other data, it can be retrieved completely in condition of the files or directory structures.
        ● Formatted recovery: Recover formatted files after performed a quick format on a partition or hard drive in condition of the capacity of partition or drive haven't been changed before or after formatting.
        ● Deep scan: If previous scan couldn't worked to find lost files, try deep scan this time. Deep scan will search every sector of hard drive to find all existing files, but the scanning process will spend more time than quick scan and will not have the original file name in the scanning results.

Step 3: Select the file type

Choose the file types you want to recover and click "Next". Bitwar Data Recovery for Mac can effectively recover all file types back, such as photos, audio, music, documents, etc.

Step 4: Preview, recover and save files

After scanning, filter out the lost data by file name and Type and then preview them. Then select the ones you want and press the recover button to have them saved to a mac partition that you can edit normally.

Very good! Now you have copied the data from NTFS USB Flash Drive with Bitwar Data Recovery for Mac. This is a good software that not only can help you to copy the data from NTFS file system, but also can help you to recover data from system crash, hard drive formatting, virus attack, partition loss and other unknown reasons on mac.
Want to give it a try? Download here!

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