How to Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card on Mac System?

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion & Mavericks)

Mac computers are globally used by people for their personal as well as professional work. These Mac OS are considered as more safe and secure towards data saved on its drive. Mac operating systems have been developed and marketed by Apple Inc. People prefer Mac computer for their work because these are free from virus infection and also faster compared to other operating system. Due to these advanced features of Mac systems, these systems are used for saving captured pictures and also doing some work on them. Generally, after capturing pictures by using digital cameras or smartphones, people move them to their Mac computer.

In order to save captured pictures, digital cameras use SD cards. These SD cards are available in different categories based on data transferring rate, storage capability and compatibility with different devices. Beside these advanced features of SD cards, sometimes people can come across a situation where their important pictures get deleted from SD card. After facing such problem, people want to recover deleted pictures from SD card on Mac laptop at any cost because these pictures can be a part of their professional life. So to restore deleted pictures from SD card on Mac, people needs a highly capable recovery app like Mac Undelete because there is no manual way to recover deleted images from SD card on Mac. This easy to use interface utility has enough potential to recover deleted pictures from SD card on Mac system without any more difficulty.

Common causes behind picture deletion from SD card:     

  • Unknowingly pressing “Delete All” button of digital camera while previewing captured pictures will lead to entire image deletion from camera SD card.
  • While transferring pictures from SD card to Mac system, people need to connect their SD card with the laptop or desktop with the help of card reader or data cable. During transferring pictures from SD Card to system if people remove the card or before completion of this process, then there is a chance of picture deletion from both SD card and system drive.
  • If the file system of SD card gets corrupted due to improper handling of it or any other causes, then SD card will be inaccessible. So to access SD card, people need to format it which will delete all the pictured saved on SD card.      

Features of Mac Undelete Application:     

  • Mac Undelete program enables people to recover deleted pictures from SD card, MMC, Micro SD card, CF card, iPod, SDXC, Mini SD card and memory sticks very easily.
  • It has capability to recover deleted pictures from camera SD card on Mac computer which can support any file systems including FAT16, ExFAT, FAT32 and HFS without any difficulty.
  • Have potential to recover deleted pictures based on their file extension, size, type, created date and modify date easily.
  • With the help of Mac Undelete app, people can easily recover their deleted pictures from SD card on all the latest versions of Mac systems, including Lion, Leopard, Mavericks, Yosemite and Snow Leopard without any difficulty.
  • It even supports to recover deleted pictures from SD card on Mac which can be in any file format, including raw format such as JPG, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, CRW, BMP, PSD, NEF, TIF, ARW, SR2, KDC, K25, DCR, RAF and many others very easily.

Steps to Recover Deleted Pictures from SD Card on Mac:

Step 1: Download and install the free trial version of Mac Undelete software. Launch the app application by double clicking the desktop shortcut icon. A main window appears as shown in Figure 1. Select Recover Photos option from the main window.

Recover Deleted Pictures From SD Card on Mac - Home Screen

Figure 1 : Main Screen

Step 2: you can select "Recover Deleted Photos" option in order to recover deleted pictures from SD card on Mac as shown in Figure 2

Recover Deleted Pictures From Camera SD Card on Mac - Recovery Method

Figure 2: Recovery Type

Step 3: You need to select the SD card from which pictures has been deleted and then click on "Next" option as shown in Figure 3.

Restore Deleted Pictures From SD Card on Mac - Select your Flash Drive

Figure 3: Select SD Card

Step 4: After you click on Next the software starts scanning. If you select "Show Deleted"  you are able to preview the deleted pictures as shown in the Figure 4

Recover Deleted Images From SD Card on Mac - Recovered Files

Figure 4: Recovered Pictures


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