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How to Recover Deleted GoPro Videos/Photos from SD Card on Mac

Updated on Friday, June 14, 2024

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Summary: GoPro cameras must be highly used in your daily vlogs for their long run times and HDR photos and videos. Unfortunately, the files within it may be lost due to some causes. This post will help you recover deleted GoPro videos/photos in 5 ways, and iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is the best choice.

Summary of how to recover deleted GoPro videos from SD card on Mac

As we know, GoPro attracts many users for a travel adventure, whose photos and video quality are so wonderful for the price and size. You can transfer them on your Mac to edit the files, create better images, or highlight cherished moments with the SD card.

Losing or deleting GoPro files on Mac can be heartbreaking, so how to recover deleted GoPro video from SD card on Mac? There are so many effective methods to recover them on your Mac here and you can choose the most suitable one for yourself.

Way Overview for recovering deleted GoPro files from SD card on Mac

Workarounds Success ScorePronsCons
Opt for iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac     100% restoring powerful toolNot for phones
Check Mac Trash   Convenient for recent deletionsFail to recover permanently deleted ones
Apply iCloud backup   Syncs data across devicesPrior setup and only for the recent 30 days' files
Leverage Time Machine backup    Full system backupRequire an external drive for backup, prior setup 
Adopt GoPro Quik    Upload data easilyApp download and prior to upload

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The prior way to recover deleted GoPro files from SD card on Mac

GoPro files are usually stored in the SD card, and some software for SD data recovery may offer additional features, allowing users to check, repair, or backup their SD cards. However, it's important to note that the capacity of an SD card data recovery app is typically limited, and the rescue or repair is generally beyond its capabilities.

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is the best choice for SD card recovery of GoPro. With a clean user interface, this software is so suitable for Mac users. Its advanced scanning algorithms examine your entire SD card, ensuring a high success rate in recovering 1000+ deleted files on Mac including photos, videos, TXTs, PPTs, and documents...

Let's start on how to recover GoPro files from SD card on Mac with iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac:

  1. Download and install iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac.
  2. Connect the SD card of your GoPro to your Mac.
    (Ensure your SD memory card is connected to the Mac firmly with a proper SD card adapter or reader.)
  3. Launch iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac.
    (Finder > Applications > iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac; Or Launchpad> iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac.)
  4. Select your SD card in the left menu then click Search for Lost Data to scan.
    recover deleted GoPro files with iBoysoft Data Recovery
  5. After scanning, preview the scan results and select your wanted file, click Recover to save them to another place on your Mac.

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How to recover deleted GoPro files from SD card on Mac

There are also other methods to recover deleted GoPro files from the SD card on Mac, but some permanently deleted files can't be found with them like TrashiCloudTime Machine, or the app GoPro Quik. Continue reading and follow:

Recover deleted but not permanently GoPro files via Trash

The first step to recover deleted GoPro files on Mac is to check your Trash. Mac Trash serves as a temporary holding space for deleted files before emptying Trash, which will cause permanent removal. Let's find them in the Trash:

  1. Open the Trash icon in the Dock.
  2. Browse through the items to locate your deleted Gopro files.
  3. Right-click on the files and select Put Back to restore them to their original place. 
     recover deleted GoPro files with Mac Trash

Recover deleted but not permanently GoPro files via iCloud

If you have enabled iCloud to back up your GoPro files, it is a convenient solution for file storage and recovery. But it only can remain the recent 30 days deleted ones.

  1. Open a web browser and go into iCloud.com.
  2. Log in with your Apple ID and password.
     recover deleted GoPro files with iCloud
  3. Navigate to the Recently Deleted, then select you want and click Recover to restore them to your iCloud account.

Recover deleted GoPro files via Time Machine

You had chosen an external drive to backup the Time Machine files, how lucky you are! Time Machine is a robust backup feature on Mac, that can recover deleted GoPro files on Mac from specific points in time. Here's how to recover deleted GoPro files with Time Machine:

  1. Connect your Time Machine backup driver to your Mac. 
  2. Launchpad > Others > Time Machine. (Or Finder > Applications > Time Machine.) 
  3. Navigate through the timeline to find the date when you deleted or lost your GoPro files. 
  4. Select the files you want to recover and click on Restore on the right at the bottom. 
     recover deleted GoPro files with Time Machine

Recover deleted GoPro files via GoPro Quik

Some users may download the GoPro Quik app to upload the GoPro files before and it allows loading all your footage into the cloud. Here is how to recover videos from GoPro Hero 9:

  1. Open the GoPro Quik app.
    recover deleted GoPro files with GoPro Quik
  2. Click the Mural on the main menu.
  3. Click on the Account Settings button.
  4. Select My Account from the menu then choose Auto Upload Status from the menu.
  5. Choose your wanted one and download it.

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Main reasons for GoPro data loss

Understanding the common causes of GoPro data loss can help you take preventive measures. The primary reasons include:

  • Accidental deletion: Users unintentionally delete the GoPro files.
  • Corrupted storage media: physical damage or crashed device.
  • Formatting errors: Improper formatting of the GoPro files.
  • Software issues: Glitches, bugs, or software malfunctions you use to edit the GoPro files.

Final words

In conclusion, whether you delete the GoPro files accidentally or permanently, it's highly recommended to utilize the effective software iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac, for the Trash or iCloud can recover with a little possibility and you may not utilize the Time Machine or GoPro Quik before. Hope you can successfully recover deleted GoPro videos from your SD card on Mac and safeguard your precious memories.