Restore SD card on Macintosh

Secure Digital (SD) is a flash memory card used in portable devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras, GPS navigation device and tablet computers. The features of SD card are high data transfer rate  and low battery consumption which are the primary conserns for portable devices. SD card uses flash memory to provide nonvolatile storage, which means that a power is not required to retain stored data. Several form factors and levels of capacity are used in the Secure Digital, technology. Cell phones almost always use the micro SD standard, which is the smallest form of SD card available. Many feature phones and smart phones offer a micro SD slot for expanded storage, backup and transfer of files.

Consider a scenario, where there was a power failure while transferring some photos from SD card to Mac based PC. After power failure when you tried to access the SD card, you found that the SD card is corrupted. You had some really important photos in the SD card such the pictures of your father’s 60th birthday. Now the sudden loss of those precious images has left you downhearted. Those images are really irreplaceable and you don’t even have a backup of those images. Don’t panic! There is still a chance to retrieve memory card Mac if they are not overwritten. The only thing you need is a reliable recovery tool like memory card recovery Mac to recover SD card on Mac. This tool is highly rated and reviewed by industry experts.

Followings are some common scenarios due to which files from SD card can be deleted/lost on Mac OS X. Have a look at these scenarios so that you can avoid their occurence in the future.

Accidental file deletion: You may accidentally delete files from SD card of digital cameras, mobile phones or camcorders by pressing “Delete All” button while previewing. You may also accidentally empty the Trash without checking your deleted files which are important to you. Under such circumstances, you will lose all your important files. You can recover those files using memory card recovery Mac software.

Formatting SD card: You may delete multimedia files by accidentally formatting the SD card using the format option on the digital camera or when it is connected to your Mac based system. The entire data from SD card gets deleted if the format option gets pressed by you unknowingly. Once your card gets formatted, you will not be able to access the files stored in it. In such scenarios, you can retrieve deleted photos MacBook Pro, Air and other versions of Mac using memory card recovery Mac software. In order to get back photos from formatted SD card on your Mac computer, just follow this link:

File transfer interruption: Files might get deleted / lost while transferring from SD card to PC. It happens due to interruption during the transfer process. Continuous power fluctuation, synchronization error, third party software, abrupt removal of SD card are some of the most prominent interrupting factors responsible for deletion of important files during the transfer. You can get back those files using memory card recovery Mac software.

Storing or transferring files when the camera is low on battery: If you store or transfer any files from your system to the SD card at the time when your camera is low on battery then there are chances that your files may get deleted. Due to low battery, it may happen that some of your files get transferred incompletely and some of them get deleted if your camera turns off unexpectedly. Such files can be recovered using memory card recovery Mac software.

If you have deleted or lost your important data from SD card due to any of the above data loss cases, then you can opt for Mac memory card recovery software to get rid of this problem easily.

As in the name suggests, the Mac memory card recovery software is used to restore photos from memory card on Mac. You can even recover flash drives like SD Card, SDHC, XD, etc. on Mac using the software. The software is designed specifically for Mac operating system therefore; this software works efficiently with all the latest editions of Mac OS such as Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion).  It is a universal binary application that is compatible with both Intel and PowerPC Mac platforms. It helps you even retrieve damaged memory card on Mac desktop, Netbook, IBook, Mac Mini and iMac. You can use the free demo version of this utility to check and evaluate the recovery result.

Now the detailed steps to recover SD card on Mac OS X are described as follows:

Step 1: Connect the corrupted SD card via SD card reader for healthy PC. Then download and install memory card recovery Mac software on the hard drive of your computer. Run the application and select Recover Photos from the main window.


Memory Card Recovery Mac - Main Screen

Step 2: Select Deleted Photos or Lost Photos from the next screen that suita your data loss scenario.

Memory Card Recovery Mac - Select Mode of Memory Card Recovery

Step-3: Select the SD card from where the photos need to be recovered and click on scan option. Once the scan is over, preview the recovered photos and save them on your Mac.

Memory Card Recovery Mac - View Recovered Memory Card data on Mac

Precautions to be taken in the future:

  • Never use “Delete All” button until and unless it is required. Check all your files before deleting it from the Trash.
  • Always keep a backup of each and every file in case if you want to format your SD card.
  • Always keep your system virus free by using best and reliable anti-virus program. Scan your SD card after installing it to your system.
  • Keep your camera charged in order to avoid any interruption during storing and transferring any files.

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