Memory Card Recovery on Mac

Memory Card Recovery is a powerful data recovery utility for Mac OS 10.5.x and later versions. It performs data recovery from compact flash cards, IBM Micro Drives, memory sticks, SD Cards, MMC Cards, XD Cards or Secure Digital Cards. If you have a card reader and it can read your card, or at least mount it on Mac OS, then it will easily analyze it and find your lost or deleted data.

Memory Card Recovery for Mac can effectively recover deleted, lost, corrupted or formatted photos, music, and video files from various memory cards. It can also recover RAW files, HD Video, documents, PDF, spreadsheets, text files, and various well known formats. Restoring corrupted memory stick is also possible through this software.

This tool will never write to your memory card during the recovery process, so it's really safe to use. It can create a backup image of your media card for archiving and allows you to safely format and wipe media cards.

With an easy-to-use interface and preview option, users can enjoy Mac data recovery with great ease in just a few mouse clicks. It does not require special technical or data recovery skills to work with the software.

Scenarios leading to deletion of Memory Card data on Mac OS –

  • Accidental deletion: When you delete a particular file unintentionally from the memory card, it does not go to Trash so there is less possibility to recover that file using the Restore option. However, the memory card data recovery is possible using an effective data recovery tool.
  • Formatted memory card: After inserting memory card to the computer or digital cameras, you might see the error message such as:
    "The drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now?"
    If you have formatted the memory card in this scenario, you will end up with data loss. You can easily unformat card data using memory card recovery software and you can get this software through the following link -
  • Corrupted memory card: If you are using the same memory card on different devices like phones, cameras etc, they can easily get corrupted. In this scenario, the files in the memory card become inaccessible resulting in data loss.
  • Improper handling: Your memory card can become inaccessible if you insert and remove it improperly in PCs or other devices.

Features that make this tool better than others –

  • Recover deleted Mac data, documents, files and images, etc. with original name and path, supporting NTFS, HFS, HFS+ and FAT file system.
  • Use RAW searching technology that scans your data, audios and videos, sector by sector to make sure that all the possible files can be retrieved.
  • Retrieve lost data from memory card that got corrupted due to interruption while transferring data.
  • Restore any type of photos, documents, videos, music, files, and data from memory card.

It also has many other unique features, which makes possible to get back lost data from all brands of memory cards. It is competent to recover popularly used Transcend and SanDisk memory cards. You can get more details on Transcend SDHC memory card recovery.

Steps to recover memory card data on Mac OS–

1. Download & install Memory Card Recovery Software (Mac Version) & run it to perform Memory Card data recovery Mac.

2. From the main screen select the “Recover Photos” option.

Memory Card Recovery on Mac - Main Screen

3. Click the “Recover Deleted Photos” option on next screen.

Memory Card Recovery on Mac - Formatted/Reformatted Recovery

4. Choose the memory card drive from which the data has been deleted.

Memory Card Recovery on Mac - Select Volume

5. Save the recovered files in the destination you want.

Memory Card Recovery on Mac - Save Recovered Files


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