Recover Pictures from Formatted SD Card on Mac

“Hi everyone, yesterday I decided to transfer some old photos from SD card to Mac system. Therefore, I connected SD card to the computer via card reader. Soon after transferring those photos instead of opting for “Eject” option to safe removal of SD card from Mac system, accidentally I clicked on “Format” option. Thus, I lost plenty of photos that were captured recently on my camera. Please anyone suggest me how to restore my beloved pictures from formatted SD card on Mac system?

Most of the users might come across this kind of situations and end up removing their priceless photos and other files from SD card. Don’t worry!! Proceed your reading here you will get appropriate solution to bring back pictures from formatted SD card.

Let us consider some other reasons behind formatting of the SD card:

  • To clear the harmful viruses or malwares you might prefer formatting the SD card
  • In order to change file system of the SD card user might go for format option
  • In some unfortunate situations you may accidentally format the SD card
  • To fix issues such as Format error or un-mountable SD card, one can use format option
  • Abrupt removal of SD card from host device might leads to its corruption. In such situation most of the users opt format option  

As formatting leads to removal of your precious photos and other media files stored in SD card, it creates panic in every users. Whatever might be the scenario, before formatting the SD memory card it is suggested to keep backup of SD card data. However, in scenarios like accidental formatting, format error, etc you might not find way to backup the SD card data and end up formatting the SD card without taking its backup. In case you failed to backup SD card data, then here you will get appropriate solution to recover pictures from formatted SD card data on Mac system using any card recovery software.

Formatted SD card recovery software:

One of the perfect solutions to get back photos from formatted SD card is Mac Photo Recovery tool. This application is capable of restoring various formats of photo files such as JPEG, JPG, PIC, PNG, TIFF, IMG, PSD, GIF, etc. from Secure Digital card on your Mac system. Using this utility you can even get back other media files like audios, videos and RAW image along with images files from SD card.  Furthermore, the software is able to extract pictures from CF card, XD card, MMC card, flash drive, internal / external hard drives, etc. This software is friendly with Mac Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion operating systems.

Steps to get back pictures from formatted SD card on Mac system:

Download Mac Photo Recovery program and install it on your Macintosh system. Then connect formatted SD memory card to that computer via card reader. After launching the software select the option “Lost Photo Recovery” in main screen. Consequently click on Next button, now you will find a screen that shows all drives present on the Macintosh machine including externally connected SD card. Select the formatted SD card drive from where you need to rescue photo files. Later, the application scans selected drive and displays list of retrieved images from that SD card. Next,  one can preview the restored pictures using Preview option. Finally save the photos to your preferred location (But not to the same SD memory card).

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