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SD card is a helpful tool in our daily life. We always use it to store pictures, photos, music, or some important files. These are precious data for us, just because of this, it is really heartbroken if we accidentally deleted one file that we now need or even carelessly format the SD card. Under other circumstance, even if we do not delete the file by ourselves, sometimes computer system errors or glitches can also occur and erase or damage the data. What can be done before you went crazy? Now, from here you can find a perfect solution to SD card recovery.

Part 1. How to Perform SD Card Data Recovery on Mac (macOS Sierra, El Capitan)

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With the help of iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac, you can carry on SD card recovery yourself, without asking an expert. Whatever your SD card is from mobile phones, digital cameras, camcorders, or even game consoles, changes are that you can get it back in a few clicks.

Main Features of iSkysoft SD Card Recovery for Mac

  • Recover all kinds of data from your SD card, including pictures, videos, audio files, document files and more
  • Recover lost, deleted, formatted and corrupted data from SD card
  • supports all popular SD card brands on the market, like Sandisk SD card, ATP SD card, Kingston SD card, Transend SD card, PNY SD card, etc
  • Preview found images and some videos before recovery
  • Risk-free and easy-to-use SD card recovery program

Keep in mind that stop using your SD card as long as you find your SD card files are lost. That's because any operation might overwrite the existing data which results in permanent data loss. So you're recommended to download iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac application and install it to your computer, and then follow the steps below to recover your SD card files.

What You Will Need:

A Computer;
iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac

Time Required:

Time will vary according to file's size



Step 1 Connect SD Card to Mac and Open Data Recovery for Mac

Connect your SD card to your Mac (macOS Sierra supported) either with a card reader or without pulling out from your device. And then run iSkysoft Recovery on your Mac from Application folder or any folder you've installed it to. This SD card recovery application supports all popular files systems on SD cards, including FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, HFS+, and HFSX.

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Step 2 Scan Lost SD Card Files

In the "Lost Data Recovery" window, choose the drive of your Mac OS X system and click "Scan" on top to start scanning removed files from Trash as well as other locations.

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Step 3 Preview and Recover SD Card Files

When scanning complete, you will see the window below. On the left is the folder tree, with which you can quickly find lost SD card file if you know the folder name. In the bottom list, click the file to preview and find out whether the file is what you want to recover.

To recover found SD card files, check the box before the files and click the Recover button on top. In the pop up window, choose a folder you want to save the files and click OK to start SD card recovery.

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Video: How to Recover SD Card on Mac (macOS 10.12 Sierra included)

Note: You can't save found SD card files to its original drive in case the lost files are overwritten permanently. So an external hard drive is preferred, if available.

Part 2. How to Perform SD Card File Recovery on Windows (Windows 8)

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Luckily, regardless of how you lose files from an SD card, you can now recover them. iSkysoft Data Recovery for Windows is an easy to use advanced application that allows you to retrieve your lost data in just three easy steps. The user-friendly interface works on all kinds of data including audio, video, document, and image files, and offers different options for recovery searches to make sure no file goes unrecovered. A free trial version of the software is available so you can test it out without needing to commit.

Let’s get started on getting your files back on PC with these three quick and easy steps.

What You Will Need:

A Computer;
iSkysoft Data Recovery for Windows

Time Required:

Time will vary according to file's size



Step 1 Select a Recovery Mode

There are three Recovery Modes available on the main screen. Most data recovery needs will work with the first mode, "Lost Data Recovery". Let’s select that mode now.

  • Lost Data Recovery – recovers data lost during formatting, manual deletions, or by files getting corrupted.
  • Raw Data Recovery – recovers lost data in a raw form.
  • Partition Recover – searches through partitions for formatted, deleted or corrupted files.

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Step 2 Scan Your SD Card

Connect your SD card to your computer so it will show up as one of the available drives. All of the drives on your computer will show up in this list.

Select the SD card and click "Scan" to start searching for data on the SD card. This may take a few minutes depending on the amount of data still on the SD card.

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Step 3 Recover Files from Your SD Card

After iSkysoft finishes scanning your SD card, all of the files from the SD card will be shown in a complete list. This list will include previously lost, deleted, formatted, or corrupted files that otherwise were not accessible on your SD card.

Select the files you wish to recover by clicking on the files in the list and then clicking "Recover".

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Part 3. Tips for Recovering Lost Data from Your SD Card

  • It's better to take out your SD card and connect it to your computer with a card reader, in case your device overwrites old data with new data.
  • Don't write files to your SD card or defrag your SD card. Pull it out immediately you found files are lost.
  • Don't recover files to the original SD card, save to your Mac or other storage media instead.
  • To avoid SD card data loss, stay away from these scenarios: formatting your SD card, SD card virus infection, power failure, file damaged, etc.

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