how to retreive data from a usb drive formatted on a mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by moqadasi, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. moqadasi macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2009
    San Diego, Jeddah
    hi mac community!

    i desperately need your help!!! so i was at a meeting and didn't feel like taking notes, so i took hi-rez photos of the notes my boss prepared for an upcoming presentation we'll be giving at work. i go to my office and transfer all the photos to my macbook air then reformat my usb thumbdrive (it was preselected to microsft something something format), then transfer all my stuff to the 16gb usb drive.

    the next day i fly here (san diego), i go to my hotel room pop out my thinkpad and windows 7 says that before i can use my usb thumb drive, i need to REFORMAT IT!!! meaning erase all my stuff!!!!

    what can i do??? is there anyway to recover data from it??? is my only option to reformat my usb drive and then hang myself? please someone help
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Download and try MacDrive They allow windows to read HFS+ partitions.

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