How to recover data from SD card on Mac?

Posted by Juno to Mac Data Recovery on September 6th, 2017

I accidentally deleted all my video files on an SD card on my Canon DSLR. I immediately removed the card and haven't touched it since. What's the best (safest) software to recover data from SD card on Mac? I'm using OS X Yosemite. Thanks!

SD card is a very helpful tool to store files. With its increasing storage capacity and decreasing price, it has been widely used on portable devices, such as mobile phones and digital camera. But every coin has two sides. Although SD card helps us a lot by extending storage capacity, it is very possible that we may lose data on SD card. Here, we will introduce the possible causes of losing data on SD card and offer Mac SD card data recovery freeware to recover data from SD card on Mac.

Possible causes of losing data on SD card

Sometimes, we lose our files on SD card but have no idea of why this happens. Following are some common causes of losing data on SD card.

File deletion on SD card

No matter with intention or without intention, we delete files on SD card from time to time. If we delete a file stored on Macintosh HD, we can turn to Mac Trash for help. But for SD card, there is no such thing, so it's not so easy to recover data from SD card on Mac after deletion without seeking help to Mac SD card data recovery software.

SD card not mounted on Mac

Some of us have met the problem: when we connect our SD card to the Mac, the SD card appears in Disk Utility but not in Finder. That means our SD card is not mounted. We can just format the SD card to make it useable again but that will make us lose files on the card. So the safest way is to perform SD card data recover on Mac and then format the card.

SD card becoming unreadable on Mac

When we try to open an SD card on Mac, a message pops up "The drive is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable." Under that condition, the SD card is unreadable and files on it are inaccessible.

SD card is formatted

We may format an SD card for many reasons, like accidental format, formatting to free up space, to make the card mountable or readable on Mac. After format, file on the card will be lost.

Virus attack to SD card

There are many virus or malware on the Internet, and SD card is easy to be affected by those virus and results in data loss.

There are also some other reasons that may cause data loss on SD card. But no matter why we lose files, we are eager to get those lost files back. At that time, Mac SD card data recovery freeware - iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is all we need to recover data from SD card on Mac.

Recover data from SD card on Mac with Mac SD card data recovery freeware

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a professional Mac SD card data recovery freeware. It can help recover deleted files from SD card, recover data from unreadable SD card, recover data from inaccessible SD card, or even recover data from corrupted SD card on macOS 10.13/10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Only with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery, we can recover deleted or lost images, documents, videos, audios, emails and many other types of files.

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Aside from recovering data from SD card, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery also supports to recover data from Macintosh HD, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, pen drive, etc.

Tutorial for SD card data recovery on Mac

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on Mac.

Step 2: Connect the SD card to Mac with a card reader.

Step 3: Launch this Mac SD card data recovery freeware, and select the SD card.

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Step 4: Click "Next" to scan all deleted or lost files on the SD card.

Step 5: Preview the scanning results, choose files we need and click "Recover" to get those lost files back.

Lastly, have a check to ensure all lost files have been recovered.

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