SD Card File Recovery on Mac




Ways to recover SD card on Mac:

SD cards can be used for storing any type of files starting from PDFs, document files which are less than 100 KB up to video files which are of several gigabytes in size. Therefore a single SD cards can be used indifferent gadgets for multiple purposes. SD cards can be used in Windows and on Mac OS X as well. Apart from SD cards, Mac operating system also supports media devices like CDs, DVDs, FireWire drives, USB flash drives etc. Macintosh uses media application which is called as iLife that contains iDVD, iTunes, iPhoto and iMovie applications. ITunes and iPhoto applications are popular applications amongst all. ITunes are generally used for managing music files where as iPhoto application is mainly used for organizing as well as importing pictures from digital cameras. Although Mac OS is having effective security features and services, still you can�t permanently avoid data loss from SD card on Mac. Under such circumstances, you must recover SD card on Mac to get back all your deleted / lost SD card data. You can execute Lexar SDHC card deleted picture recovery to restore image files that are accidentally deleted from the SDHC card.


Common Data Loss Scenarios in SD card:

  • Improper Usage: Important data may be lost from the SD card on Macintosh due to improper handling of SD card like forcibly pulling out the SD card from the card reader while data transfer is not completed properly. Improper insertion of the SD card into the card reader can also give rise to data loss in SD card on Macintosh. Improper handling of digital camera such as switching off the camera while pictures or video files are not properly processed or taking pictures or recording video while camera is tight on battery can also deletes files from SD card inserted in it
  • Instant Power Failure: Sudden failure of power while some critical data are being transferred from computer to SD card or vice versa can lead to data loss in SD card. Turning off the computer forcibly while some data transfer is going on also prohibits the settings to be saved properly and hence makes us lose some important data from SD card on Mac OS X
  • There are also some other reasons which are responsible for data loss from SD card on Macintosh like formatting errors, improper formatting, accidental deletion from SD card, memory card corruption, file system error etc. Any unauthorized modification by any third party application on the basis of file name also deletes some important files as well as media files (like images, audio and video clips) from SD cards


To avoid such kind of data loss scenarios in SD card on Mac you can follow some precautionary measures which are discussed below:

  • Be careful while using SD cards and digital cameras so that you can avoid data loss due to improper handling
  • Try to backup the SD card data always in order to avoid data loss due to improper data backup
  • And if you�ve lost some of your important data from SD card already, then you need to stop using that SD card further until you recover all the deleted / lost from that SD card

To recover SD card on Mac, SD Card Recovery Software is the most recommended SD card recovery tool on Mac. To restore deleted files from SD card on Windows you have to use the Windows version of this software. It can be used to restore data from corrupted SDHC card and also other types of SD cards like mini SD cards, micro SD cards, SDXC etc. This software is designed with special built in algorithm with the help of which you can retrieve your lost media files like music, videos, audios, graphics, etc and also other important files from SDHC card This software helps to retrieve data from SanDisk SD memory card along with other memory card brands like Kingston, Transcend, HP, Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, Kodak, Panasonic, Fujifilm etc. Additionally, this software can also retrieve lost files from corrupted SD memory card, CF cards, FireWire drives, hard drives (such as SATA / IDE / SCSI etc.) on Mac OS X 10.5 x and above.


Note: With the help of this powerul toolkit, its possible to get back data from wiped SD card supported by FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT, HFS+ and HFSX file system.


Step 1: Plug the affected SD card into your system and download and install SD Card Recovery Software in it. After launching the software successfully "Recover Photos" from the main screen as shown in Fig 1 below:


Recover SD card on Mac- Main Desktop Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen after launching the software


Step 2: After that you'll again get two more options like "Recover Deleted Photos" and "Recover Lost Photos". Choose any of them according to your data loss scenario as shown in Fig 2 below:


Recover SD card on Mac- Choose the mode of SD card Recovery

Figure 2: Select SD card Recovery mode on Mac


Step 3: Then select the connected SD card as the logical drive and click on "Next" to proceed as shown in Fig 3 below:


Recover SD card on Mac- Select affected logical drive

Figure 3: Select affected logical drive


Step 4: The scanning process will start as soon as you click on "Next". You'll be able to see all the recovered files and folders along with the file hierarchy and accordingly you can evaluate the recovery chances as shown in Figure 4.


Recover SD card on Mac - Evaluate the recovery results

Figure 4: Preview the recovery results


Note: To save the recovered SD data you need to purchase the full version of this software. Demo version only allows you to see and evaluate the recovery results.



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