2 Ways for How to Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card on Mac for Free

Posted to macOS Data Recovery Tips by Robert on May 13, 2023 | Approved by Jennifer Allen

"I accidentally deleted meaningful photos from the memory card. Can I recover pictures from SD card free in macOS? How to restore deleted photo from my SD card for free Mac? "

This must be the question that everybody who has deleted photos on an SD card wants to know. Yes, there are 2 ways available for how to recover photos from SD card on Mac for free.

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Method 1. Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card Free with Mac Recycle Bin
Method 2. Do Free SD Card Photo Recovery on Mac by Restore from Time Machine

Method 1. Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card Free with Mac Recycle Bin

This way only works you drag and dropped the photos from SD card to recycle bin on Mac while you deleting photos from SD card. Mac recycle bin will keep everything you deleted for a short time before deleting them permanently. In this case, there are chances that you can find photos from SD card on Mac for free.

  1. Click to open recycle bin on your Mac.
  2. Check the deleted files there and found the photos you want to recover.
  3. Select needed photos and click "Put Back".

Method 2. Do Free SD Card Photo Recovery on Mac by Restore from Time Machine

If you have enabled Time Machine to back up important files, then you can try your luck to check out whether it had backed up the photos you have deleted from SD card for not. It’s a freeway as well.

  1. Choose one way to enter Time Machine, from the Application folder or in the menu bar on the top left of your Mac.
  2. Navigate to the pictures folder in the directory.
  3. Find the photos you deleted from SD card.
  4. Click on the selected photos and click Restore.

The above mentioned are 2 ways for how to get back deleted photos from SD card for free on mac. It only works on Mac. If you’re going to retrieve deleted photos from SD card on Windows PC, please read how to recover deleted photos from SD card for free on Windows PC.

What if failed to find photos from SD card for free on Mac with the above-mentioned two ways? Then you come to the third option, using the free trial version of iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac to scan your SD card, making sure whether the deleted photos are recoverable or not. If recoverable, then you need to upgrade the free trial version to the full version to do the SD card photo recovery. If not, you lose nothing. Just try your luck.

Why USE iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac?

iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac is a famous data recovery software specially developed to help users rescue data from external hard drives, Mac internal hard disks. It is created with the most advanced file recovery technology and gets updated regularly to support the macOS and file system of SD cards. This free SD card recovery software for Mac has helped thousands of people get data back successfully. What’s more important, it does not charge you a penny before displaying you the recoverable files. Here are the steps for how to recover deleted photos from SD card on Mac with this software.

  1. Click the DOWNLOAD button to get the installation of the free Mac SD card recovery software . It’s virus-free and safe. Feel free to install it on your Mac. If there is any message from your Mac not allowing you to install the software, you should go to the System Preferences as check the option "install apps from App Store and identified source".
  2. Connect your SD card with your Mac, letting it become an external hard drive for your Mac. Launch the data recovery software and click "Start" directly. Or if you want to shorten the process of scanning files, deselect unwanted file types before get it to start.
  3. In the next window, select the drive that represents the SD card and click "Scan" to recover deleted files from SD card on Mac. Waite patiently for the scanning process to finish.
  4. In the result window, check the found files. When find the deleted photos from SD card, select them, and click "Recover" to save them on your Mac location. Please do not save the recovered photos from the original folder of the SD card again, avoiding data loss.

If there are any extra photos you haven’t recovered with the above process, then try the "Deep Scan" in the result window, it will find more files for you. For some found photos, though in different names, they might be the ones you need. Why? The Deep Scan can find files with files propertied erased partially, which may cause file names to change.

How to recover photos from a corrupted SD card on Mac?

If the Mac can recognize your SD card when connected, then you can try iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac to recover deleted photos. If not, you should try Disk Utility to fix the corruption on SD card or format the SD card to fix the corruption. After then, use the data recovery software to recover deleted photos from SD card.

About iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac

iBeesoft Data Recovery is more than a free photo recovery software for SD cardS, it is an almighty data recovery tool for Mac. Though Apple has enabled Time Machine for users to prevent data loss, people always forget to back up mac important files. The only way to rescue data without software is using data recovery. And iBeesoft Data Recovery for Mac is developed to help use decrease the data loss. It supports data lost in different scenarios, like deletion, hard drive formatting, hard drive raw, virus attack, file disappearing, etc. It can be a must have data recovery for Mac. Get the trial version to see what it can found from your Mac for you now.