How to Recover Deleted Photos and Videos from SD Card on Mac?

From Canon digital cameras to professional Sony DSLRs or any other recording media, you possibly prefer SD card, as your multimedia flash storage. As it lets you capture high resolution digital images or videos with high speed (Faster read / write operation). And also facilitate high storage space and available in smallest sizes (Mini & Micro SD card).

Just imagine if you accidentally “Quick Format” your SD card, which is holding all your precious pictures from your best friend’s wedding, your birthday party, last tracking excursion and lot other random photos. That could be a total disaster right! Not just this scenarios, there are many others also which leads to data loss from your cameras / camcorders.

Let’s have a look on all those SD card data loss situation

You might have come across a situation like this; where unexpectedly a message popped out saying “Disk needs to be formatted”, as soon as you connected your SD card to your Mac computer. After that you ejected the SD card and once again inserted the card, but nothing changed and same message appeared. Then you realized that you need to format the SD card for using it again, thus losing all your pictures and video clips. This type condition mainly happens, due to hardware / software conflicts or if you switch between Mac OS and Windows.

Another most common situation is “Sync Error”, i.e. while trying to synchronize files from your camera / camcorder to the computer and you unexpectedly removed the SD card or disconnected the device, error will take place causing deletion of files from both the places. One more is “Compatibility Error” this happens if you use your SD card in different – different recording devices.

Other reasons for media file loss from SD cards are accidental deletion or in case you forcefully tried to store data to the SD card or used it when device battery power was low or if the file system of the SD card has gone corrupt.

Yodot Photo Recovery App to Recover Deleted Photos and Videos from SD Card on Mac

In the event of data loss from your SD memory card, there is no other way to get back those files rather than relying on a third party SD card recovery tool. Now the question arises which to choose? Definitely you feel like having a tool that can rescue data after format, deletion, corruption, loss, sync error etc. And also should restore files of all types whether it’s generic like JPEG, PNG, BMP, MP3, MP4, AVI, AIF, MPEG etc or the digital RAW image formats like CRW, CR2, NEF, ORF, ARW, DNG etc.

Mac Photo Recovery is a complete package of numerous features that makes you SD card recovery experience easier and effective, on your Mac OS X system. The software can recover over 200 different types of media files from various types of SD cards i.e. SDSC, SDHC, SDXC, SDIO etc and can even easily handle high-capacity SD cards. On the plus side the software is made available to you for free trial, so that you may check the recovery results prior to purchasing the software.

Steps to Recover Deleted and Lost Files from SD Card

Precautionary Measures

  • Use the write protection notch to secure the SD card from unwanted write operations
  • Do not remove the SD card unexpectedly while using it
  • Avoid storing your photos, videos etc in the SD card for a longer time; rather transfer them to your Macintosh on regular basis
  • If the SD card memory is full, then avoid forcefully saving files
  • Do not switch the SD card between different devices or dissimilar operating systems
  • Do not store any new data to it; otherwise lost / deleted files will be overwritten with the new ones

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