Restore Erased Photos from SD Card on Mac

“I have a Kodak digital camera, which stores all the captured images in SD card. Today morning, when I was moving few photos from SD card to my Mac system, I unintentionally clicked on “Format” option, which completely erased all pictures and other files from my SD card. Those removed photos are very essential to me, can I restore them back?”

SD card is flash storage component which is especially used as secondary memory space on various digital devices. This tiny removable storage device is capable enough to store photos, videos, audios and many more file formats digitally; however similar to other storage devices even SD cards are prone to data loss in many circumstances. Users will get disappointed when photos stored in SD card of digital camera, camcorder, tablet or mobile phone are erased accidentally or intentionally due to any of the below specified reasons:

  • Deleting photos from SD card on Mac system or any gadgets by mistake is one of the general reasons for erasing images
  • Virus or malware attacks on SD card can erase infected photos from its memory without any notice
  • SD card corruption issue also forces user to format respective card and wipe out entire data saved in it along with picture files

Although erased images are not visible on SD card, they are still on same storage space as long as their memory location is overwritten by new data. Hence, it is more likely possible to recover erased photos from SD card on Macintosh computer using any specialized photo recovery tool.

Photo recovery software for SD card:

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery is an all in one media file recovery software that can be used to restore erased photos from SD card on Macintosh machine. You can easily bring back SD card photos erased / deleted or lost in various critical data loss situations. Along with photos, one can also get back audio files from SD card on Mac system including RAW images, movies and even documents. Other than SD card, this utility helps you in recovering media files from CF, XD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC, MicroSD, SM and from many more flash card types. Additionally, this tool extracts erased photos and other media files from Mac system hard dirve, portable HDD, USB drive, iPod and other storage drives on Mac computer running with Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, Lion and Mavericks operating systems.

Simple procedure to get back erased photos from SD card on Mac:

  • Download and install Yodot Mac Photo Recovery utility to Macintosh machine
  • Connect SD card to that Mac computer via card reader or USB
  • Open installed program and follow on screen procedure
  • Two key options such as “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery” will be shown in main screen
  • Select “Deleted Photo Recovery” option while helps you in restoring erased photos from SD data on Mac system
  • Then application scans Mac system and displays all volumes/drives associated with it
  • Later select the device drive which represents SD card and click on “Next” button
  • Subsequently this software starts scanning process and displays recoverable photos from SD card in two different views which are “File Type View” and “Data View”
  • Toggle between two views to mark photo files that you would like to retrieve back
  • You can even view restored images files using “Preview” option for confirmation
  • Finally browse for destination location to save rescued photos files on Mac system hard drive

Things to Remember:

  • Don’t eject SD card abruptly from Mac system or other digital devices while accessing its data
  • Always make multiple copies of your precious photos stored in SD card
  • Avoid saving new files to SD card after erasing photos accidentally

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