How to recover corrupted SD card on Mac?

By Katrina | Posted to Mac Data Recovery, updated on May 9th, 2020 |

Summary: Are you fed up with the corrupted SD card? Wondering how to recover lost data from corrupted SD card on Mac? This free SD card data recovery software will help you, just download it!

With faster speed and higher storage capacities, SD cards are universally used in camcorders, music players, android smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and other portable devices. However, SD cards are also prone to corruption in the same way that other storages are, resulting in loss of all stored photos, videos, and audio files.

File corruption can occur if you remove the SD card while it is reading or writing data. If you are using a macOS system, you can use Disk Utility to reformat the card once it's corrupted. But the process will erase all data on the SD card. If that data is important but you didn't keep any backup. You have to recover lost data from corrupted SD card on Mac. That's why you are here.

Before you begin to recover lost data from corrupted SD card on Mac

The most important thing to be aware of is that you should stop using the SD card as soon as you find the card gets corrupted. That's because data on the SD card is so easy to be overwritten in this situation. Any operation will lead you to a permanent data loss situation. So, please avoid using the SD card when you realize there is a problem.

Fortunately, even when the SD card can't be read on your Mac, SD card not showing up on Mac, or it looks like there are no files on it, there is hope to fix/recover corrupted SD card on Mac.

How to recover corrupted SD cards on Mac?

As a professional and free SD card data recovery software for Mac, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can recover lost data from corrupted SD cards, memory cards, USB flash drives, CF cards and other drives. All file formats supported including pictures, videos, documents, etc. Besides, it can recover lost data on those drives even if they are unreadable, unmountable, inaccessible, formatted or uninitialized. This program is compatible with macOS Catalina 10.15/Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/10.12 Sierra and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Step 1: Download, install and launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on Mac.

recover lost data from corrupted SD card on Mac with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 2: Select the corrupted SD card and click "Scan" to search for files on the card.

Step 3: Preview the photos/videos in results and choose the needed files, click "Recover" to finish data recovery.

Katrina

Katrina is a data recovery expert @iBoysoft who loves to help readers solve various data recovery problems.