Lost important SD card files on Mac based Computer and want to recover them?
Secure Digital Card or commonly known as SD card are one of the favorite storage devices used these days. They can be used to store any type of files may be your important PDFs, Word files, PowerPoint presentations, photos, audios or video files. They can be used both in Windows and Mac based computers. However, using SD cards in Mac is as prone to data loss scenarios as in Windows.
Think of a scenario, where you are accessing some of your SD card files by connecting it to your Mac based PC. Suddenly you thought about deleting some unwanted files off your SD card. But in a hurry of deleting the unwanted files, you deleted some most important files off your SD card!!! As soon as you realized that you have deleted some of your most important files, you tried to find those files in the Trash Bin. But the files were not found there also!!!
After trying all these things you must be tired and frustrated which is quite natural in your case. None other than you is responsible of losing those important files. Had you not been thought of deleting those files, the files would not have been deleted happened!!!
Don’t be disheartened!!! You have not lost your important SD card file forever. By following proper steps and instructions, you can easily recover sd card files. This is because of the fact that, the files are still there in the SD card even after deletion. Only the entries of the files are removed from the SD card root directory which is why you are unable to find those files. However, usage of reliable software like SD card recovery tool can really help you to recover sd card on Mac systems easily. This software will restore all deleted files from the SD card within a few span of time.
- Improper device handling: Data from SD card can be lost due to improper device usage. Some of the examples are removing the SD card abruptly from the camera or from the card reader while the SD card files are still in use, clicking pictures in the camera while it is low on battery, continuously clicking photos one by one in the digital camera etc. The SD card could become corrupt due to any of the above reason.
- Instant Power Failure: If there is a power failure when the SD card file is connected to your Mac computer, then the card can be corrupted leading to inaccessibility of files stored in it. Accidental system shut down while the file transfer between the SD card and the hard drive of your Mac computer is not completed could also lead to data loss from the SD card.
- Due to common Human Error: Files from the SD card on Mac OS X could get deleted due to silly mistakes committed by the user. This could be accidentally deletion, unintentional formatting accidental removal of the SD card from the computer.
- Third Party Software: Files from the SD card could get deleted due to third party software. This softwares can delete the files from the SD card on the basis of file name or by interrupting in the file transfer process.
To avoid such kind of data loss scenarios in SD card on Mac you can follow some precautionary measures which are discussed below:
Be careful while using SD cards and digital cameras so that you can avoid data loss due to improper handling. Try to backup the SD card data always in order to avoid data loss due to improper data backup. And if you’ve lost some of your important data from SD card already, then you need to stop using that SD card further until you recover all the deleted / lost from that SD card.
SD card recovery tool is the most appropriate software to recover SD card on Mac OS X, 10.5 x and above versions. This is because; it does not affect the original content of the files during the recovery procedure and thus ensures a completely safe and risk free SD card recovery process. To recover SD card deleted files on Windows you have to use the Windows version of this software. It supports data recovery on various popular memory card brands like Kingston, Transcend, HP, Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, Kodak, Panasonic, Fujifilm etc. This software helps to restore transcend sdhc card after format error occured due to improper usage of the SDHC card. Other than memory cards the software also does data recovery on various storage devices like external USB drives, FireWire drives, hard drives (such as SATA / IDE / SCSI etc.).
Step 1: Plug the affected SD card into your system and download and install SD Card Recovery Mac Software in it. After launching the software successfully “Recover Photos” from the main screen as shown in Fig 1 below:
Figure 1: Main Screen after launching the software
Step 2: After that you’ll again get two more options like “Recover Deleted Photos” and “Recover Lost Photos”. Select the first option if you want to recover SD card on Mac computer.
Figure 2: Select SD card Recovery mode on Mac
Step 3: Then select the connected SD card as the logical drive and click on “Next” to proceed as shown in Fig 3 below:
Figure 3: Select affected logical drive
Step 4: The scanning process will start as soon as you click on “Next”. You’ll be able to see all the recovered files and folders along with the file hierarchy and accordingly you can evaluate the recovery chances
Figure 4: Preview the recovery results
Note: To save the recovered SD data you need to purchase the full version of this software. Demo version only allows you to see and evaluate the recovery results.