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How to Recover Photos from SD Card on Mac

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Want to know how to recover photos from SD card on Mac or how to recover deleted photos from SD card on Mac? It is really hard to avoid losing photos because there are so many scenarios that for you delete/format photos on SD card intentionally or unintentionally:

  • When you connect your SD card with your Mac, it can’t be recognized and there will be a pop-up, asking you to format it first. If you do follow the instruction and format your SD card, all photos there will disappear right away.
  • You check photos on the SD card and delete one accident.
  • The SD card is corrupted or damaged, to check photos on it, you have to fix it by formatting it.
  • You switch the SD card between 2 cameras or devices, which result in photos lost.

Whether your photos lost due to formatting the SD card or you just delete the photos on the SD card accidentally, they disappear right away. You can’t see and find them in the trash bin. The lucky side is that they are still on the SD card but without being seen. They are marked as deleted files, waiting to overwritten by new files. In this case, to increase the chances to recover photos from SD card on Mac, you need to stop any further operation on the SD card and find the right way to recover lost/deleted photos from SD card on Mac.

About SD Card Recovery Software to Recover Photos from SD Card on Mac.

As I have mentioned, to recover the photos from SD card on Mac, it is better to do it sooner, otherwise, you may be lost them forever. To start the process of recovering photos from SD card on Mac, the first thing you need to do is to find and install a professional Mac SD card recovery software. You can depend on iBeesoft data recovery for Mac. It is a tool designed to recover photos from SD card on Mac due to deleted, formatted or other reasons.

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  • It supports to recover all kinds of photos, images, and pictures from SD card on Mac, as well as other 200 types of files.
  • Support preview photos to make sure better SD card photo recovery effects
  • It is easy to use, any people who don’t know much computer techniques can run it to recover photos from SD card Mac.

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Step-by-step to Recover Photos from SD Card on Mac

Step 1. Connect SD card with Mac

Please note that you need to connect your SD card with your Mac, though it may not be recognized at all by your Mac. To make it secure to recover photos, you’d better use a card reader to connect the SD card with your Mac.

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Step 2. Install iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac

Download the installation package of the Mac SD Card Photo Recovery Software. Install it like the way you install other software on your Mac. There will be no incompatibility issues at all. It is fully compatible with latest macOS, and virus free. During the recovering process, it never collects any of your personal information but helping you recover lost files on Mac or removable drive.

Step 3. Select Pictures to scan

Launch iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac and select "Pictures" in the main window to scan. Pictures covers photos in the category. After then, click "Start" to recover photos from SD card Mac or recover deleted photos from SD card Mac.

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Step 4. Select SD card to scan

In the next window, all drive on your Mac and all external hard drive, including SD card will be detect, asking you to choose the SD card you want to scan. Select it and click "Scan". It will takes you a few minutes to scan the SD card for photos. How long it takes fully depends on how many photos were there on your SD card.

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Step 5. Recover photos from SD card Mac

When the scanning process is finished, you can see all found files are displayed in the result window. Please select "Pictures", then check the target photo extension, say, .png, then you can see all photos in png on the right side. Preview them and find the ones you want to recover, then click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

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Tips for Recovering Lost Photos from Your SD Card on Mac

Don’t connect your SD card with your Mac via the camera or devices in case your device will overwrite the deleted photos with new data.

Don’t save the recovered photos from SD card to the original SD card again, avoiding the second time data loss.

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