Extract Files from SanDisk Memory Card That Is Not Detecting on Mac

“Hi, SanDisk memory card from my cellular phone is not getting detected on my Mac computer after I used it on other phone. This card holds all my useful data like photos, videos, songs, etc. from mobile phone for which I do not have any backup. Now, is it possible to get back all these files from unrecognized SanDisk memory card on Mac?”

SanDisk produces number of flash memory cards including SD, SDXC, CF, SDHC, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, memory stick, etc. Memory cards by SanDisk are compatible to save data on HD digital cameras, cellular phones, camcorders, MP3 players, video game consoles, etc. SanDisk memory card can be connected to Windows as well as on Mac computers to transfer data from / to the card. But, SanDisk flash card may become undetectable on Mac when it is corrupted under scenarios given below:

  • Damaged file system on SanDisk memory card due to virus or malware intrusion
  • Abruptly pulling out SanDisk memory card from digital gadgets or from Mac system while reading / writing data on it
  • Adding files to a newly purchased SanDisk flash card or using it on multiple operating systems will induce format error on it
  • Errors while conducting crucial tasks like formatting or reformatting SanDisk flash card can corrupt it severely

SanDisk card may get corrupted in various instances after which, it fails to get detected on Macintosh machine. Data on undetectable SanDisk memory card will be in vain as users cannot access it on any system. In such case, it is better to go for good memory card recovery program to retrieve files from SanDisk memory card not detected on Mac computer.

SanDisk memory card data recovery utility:

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery is the commendable tool to extract files from SanDisk memory card that is not getting detected on Mac OS X. This utility is made up of advantageous recovery modules that can restore different formats of photos, videos and music files from not detecting SanDisk memory card. It can successfully get back media files from SD, micro SD, mini SD, SDXC, CF, SDHC, MMC, xD, XQD, memory stick and other flash memory cards on OS X with ease. Apart from SanDisk memory card, this software can restore photos from Sony memory card, Kingston, Transcend, Lexar, Fuji, Verbatim, Samsung and other brands of flash memory cards. This utility is also capable of recovering media files even from portable hard drives, SSDs, USB flash drives, iPods, game consoles and other digital devices. One can use this tool on all Mac computers that operate with Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard and Leopard OS X versions.

Instructions to retrieve files from SanDisk memory card on Mac:

  • Connect your undetectable SanDisk memory card to a healthy Mac computer using adapter
  • Download Yodot Mac Photo Recovery suite and install it on this Macintosh machine
  • When main screen appears, click on “Lost Photo Recovery” option and select the drive that represents SanDisk memory card
  • Moving next, select the file types you need to restore from undetectable SanDisk memory card or click on ‘Mark All’
  • Scanning takes place, showing scanning status in Progress bar
  • Once scanning completes, view recovered list of files in ‘Data view’ or ‘File Type View’
  • View required files using ‘Preview’ option and save all necessary recovered files to desired target location other than same SanDisk memory card

Important Notes:

  • Do not eject SanDisk memory card forcefully from gadgets or from Mac
  • Save all necessary files from SanDisk memory card on Mac computer hard drive to avoid file loss
  • Avoid using same SanDisk memory card on multiple gadgets

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