Photo Recovery from Flash Card on Mac

“I was able to access files from my flash card till yesterday on my Mac system, but today when I opened my flash card it was empty. I have no idea what went wrong but I lost various folders containing hundreds of photos from my flash memory card. Those photos were very essential to me and I don’t have copy of those images on my Mac system hard drive. Is it possible to restore lost photos from my tiny flash card on Mac system? Any advice would be greatly respected.”

As flash memory cards are capable of storing huge number of photos, songs, videos and others, it is vary annoying to come across situation as mentioned above. Wrong usages of flash card become one of common reason for loss of picture and other files stored in it. When user abruptly remove flash card from Mac system or repeatedly connect or eject flash card on Macintosh machine, then it might damage the card by making its data inaccessible including precious photo files. Even, accidentally deleting photos from flash card when it is attached to Mac computer also counts as major issue for removal of photos.

Other reasons for loss or deletion of photos from flash card on Mac:

  • Deadly virus attack on flash card can remove infected photos automatically and at the same time anti-virus software may delete virus contaminated images while scanning it on Mac system
  • Inadvertent formatting of flash card on Mac system can wipe out entire data along with treasured picture files
  • Flash card file system crash, logical errors, transfer process interruption, unexpected system shut down may also results in loss of photos from flash memory card

Flash card recovery software:

One can go for eminent media file retrieval utility such as Yodot Mac Photo Recovery to rescue photos from flash card on Mac computer. This program easily restores photos and other media files like RAW images, videos, audios, etc from flash memory card. You can even restore files from SD card, CF card, MMC card, SDHC card, XD card, Micro SD card and many others flash memory card types. Apart from flash memory card this software also assists you in recovering photos from other storage drives such as memory stick, iPods, internal and external hard drives, USB drives and so on. Furthermore, it is compatible to run on different Mac operating systems such as Mac OS X 10.5 X (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and 10.9 (Mavericks).

Simple procedure to regain photos from flash card on Mac:

  • Download Yodot Mac Photo Recovery tool and install it on Macintosh machine
  • Connect flash card via card reader or USB cable to that Mac computer
  • Open the software and follow on screen guidelines
  • Click on “Deleted Photo Recovery” or “Lost Photo Recovery” option to bring back removed or missing photos respectively from flash card
  • Then this utility scans Mac system and shows all the internal partitions and connected drives
  • Select the drive that indicates your flash memory card and click “Next”
  • The application starts the scanning process and displays both deleted / lost photos in “Data View” and “File Type View” view types
  • Subsequently mark the picture files and Preview them for conformation
  • At last, save those retrieved photos to your desired storage space in internal hard disk, pen drive, external hard drives, CDs, DVDs, etc.


  • Think thrice before deleting multiple photos from flash card on Mac system or other digital gadgets
  • Do not use flash card after photo loss to avoid overwriting of original content
  • It is suggested not to use respective flash card in untrusted devices to prevent malware intrusion

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