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How do I recover photos from my SD card on M1 Mac?

I am trying to recover SD card photos on my laptop which is an M1 MacBook Pro (2020 Model). I have scanned reddit and the frequently suggested free options like PhotoRec and Recuva seem to not be supported on M1's. And other options seem too advanced for a casual user to properly use. Any suggestions on data recovery tools that would allow me to recover SD card photos using an M1?

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iBoysoft author Jessica Shee

Jessica Shee

Answered on Tuesday, November 1, 2022

If you are looking for SD card data recovery software that supports M1 Macs as well as easy-to-perform, iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is highly recommended. It is a reliable and effective SD card recovery software that can help you recover your deleted or lost photos from an SD card on your Mac computer.

The redesigned and Finder-like user interface of iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac makes the data recovery process smoother and more user-friendly, even though you know nothing about technology, you can easily get your photos back with clicks. Moreover, iBoysoft Data Recovery is perfectly compatible with Macs powered by M1, M1 Pro, or M1 Max chips. Moreover, it supports from macOS 13 Ventura to macOS 10.12 Sierra.

Here's how to recover deleted photos from an SD card on M1 Mac using iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac:

  1. Free download iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac, and follow the on-screen instruction to finish the installation, then launch it on your Mac computer.
  2. Properly connect the SD card that you want to recover deleted photos from to your Mac, using a card adapter or card reader if necessary.
  3. In the main interface of iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac, find and select the SD card where you accidentally deleted photos, then click Search for Lost Data.
  4. This software will start to scan your SD card and try to find as many as lost photos for you. For the best recovery result, wait patiently until the whole scan process is completed.
  5. After scanning your SD card, all found photos would be list out. Now, select the photos that you want to restore, click Preview to preview them, and check if they are corrupted.
  6. Select wanted photos by ticking the checkboxes in front of them and click Recover to get them back. Do not save recovered photos back to your original SD card but to another location to avoid data loss or overwriting. You can save them to your Mac's hard drive or another external storage device if necessary.

Hope you can successfully recover all your deleted photos from your SD card with the help of iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac!

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