How to recover deleted photos from SD card on Mac?

Posted by Katrina to Mac Data Recovery on May 28th, 2018

Hi, I use SD memory card on my Canon Vixia HF digital camera to store all pictures captured on it. everytime when I take some photos, I will connect the camera to my MacBook to transfer all these photos. Today, while viewing these images in camera, I accidentally deleted some graduation photos. There is no backup copy of deleted photos and I cannot think of losing it. How can I recover deleted photos from SD card on Mac?

SD card is the most popular storage media for people to save captured photos, but unexpected data loss problems occurs on it sometimes, especially for accidental deletion. As SD card has limited capacity, it gets full very quickly and then you have to delete unnecessary data in our SD card to make more space. In the forum, most of Mac users have complained that they lost precious photos on SD card by deletion and asked the solution to recover deleted photos from SD card on Mac.

Have you ever deleted a couple of photos from SD card on Mac when intended to erase unwanted pictures? Want to find a way to solve this problem? This passage will show you two free & effective solutions to recover deleted photos from SD card on Mac. Let's have a look!

How to recover deleted photos from SD card on Mac?

Fortunately, accidental deletion is not a big issue and you have options to recover deleted photos from SD card on Mac. Based on whether you have made a backup in Time Machine or not, here are two different solutions. Just find what suits you.

Solution 1: Restore deleted photos from Time Machine backup

If you made a backup in Time Machine before, you can recover deleted photos on Mac without software. Just follow the below guidance.

Step 1: Open up Launchpad on Mac, click "Others".

Step 2: Find Time Machine icon and click it to enter Time Machine.

Step 3: Target the photos you want to restore and press Space Bar to preview the file.

Step 4: Click the Restore button to restore the file to its original location.

However, if you can't find what you want in Time Machine, you can ask for help from professional data recovery software. The first thing you have to make it clear is that when you delete a picture from your camera, the link to the photo is removed, but the actual data will still be kept. With the help of free SD card photo recovery software, you can easily undelete SD card photos on Mac.

Solution 2: Recover deleted photos from SD card on Mac with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is the best free Mac SD card photo recovery software which can helps you to recover deleted photos, videos, audios, documents from SD card, external hard drive, hard drive, USB drive or pen drive. It can recover deleted files even emptied from Mac Trash, recover lost data from formatted, unmountable, unreadable, inaccessible, corrupted drive in macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/10.12 Sierra‎ and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Here are some key features of iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

1. It can recover photos due to accidental deletion, formatting, virus attack, power failure, file system corruption, system crash, etc.

2. Deep scan and quick scan. You can use quick scan to find deleted files, but for some tough data loss cases, deep scan is better. With unique algorithm, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can dig more deeper that common data recovery software and find out lost files even several years ago.

3. Supported file system: APFS, HFS, HFS+, FAT32, exFAT. It's worth mentioning that iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is one of a few data recovery programs that can fully support APFS. Also, it's the only one in the world that can recover data from encrypted APFS boot/startup drive and external drive.

4. You can also recover data from formatted, unmountable, unreadable, inaccessible SD card.

5. It allows you to preview the lost data before you decide to recover it. File types like documents, photos, videos, audios and others can be previewed by iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

6. Easy to use. iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery delivers different filtering and sorting options to help you target the needed files quickly.

Tutorial to recover deleted photos from SD card on Mac with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery:

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

recover deleted photos from SD card on Mac with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 2: Select the SD card where you deleted photos and click "Next" to scan all lost data.

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

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