How to recover lost data from corrupted SD card on Mac?

Posted by Katrina to Mac Data Recovery on April 25th, 2018

When I put my ADATA brand 16 gig SDHC card into the card reader on Mac, the volume didn't show up on the desktop, or appear at all under Disk Utility -- no error message or any other evidence that it was attached in any way. I guess the card is corrupted, can anyone tell me how to recover lost data from corrupted SD card on Mac?

Actually, SD card is easily prone to corruption. A corrupted SD card may be caused by system error, virus infection, or even card damage. As a result, all the stored photos, videos, and audio files on SD card will become inaccessible. Usually, this situation initiates with an error message. If not handled properly, it can leave us in a permanent data loss situation.

However, corrupted SD card data recovery on Mac is not easy as we think, but it's just a piece of cake with a professional SD card recovery tool. This passage will show how to recover lost data from corrupted SD card on Mac with free data recovery software.

What should do before recovering lost data from corrupted SD card on Mac?

The most important thing to be aware of is that we should stop using the corrupted SD card as soon as we realize that it has become corrupted. This is because when SD card get corrupted, all data stored on it don't be wiped physically. The Mac operating system only alters the file structure to make space available for new data.

So if we continue to use the corrupted SD card, the original data are possible to be overwritten. There is a good chance to get lost data back, but a professional SD card data recovery program is needed.

Recover lost data from corrupted SD card on Mac with freeware

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is free SD card recovery software for Mac which is designed to recover lost data from corrupted SD card on macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/10.12 and OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7. With the best Mac data recovery software, we are allowed to recover deleted/lost documents, photos, videos, emails, etc. from APFS, encrypted APFS, HFS+, HFS, FAT32 and exFAT drive. In addition to SD card recovery, it also supports memory card, USB flash drive, external hard drive, hard drive and other storage devices.

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

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

Step 2: Select the corrupted SD card and click "Next" to start scanning.

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

Step 3: Preview listed scanning results, choose files we need, and click "Recover" to get them back.

How to prevent corruption of SD card on Mac?

1. Always remember to back up important data in place like cloud in fear of data loss.

2. Be sure to eject an SD card from devices safely, for example, never unplug SD card while saving and viewing a photograph.

3. Before connecting our SD card with computer, please remember to ensure the safety of computer environment.

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