Recover deleted photos from memory card on mac

This is a tutorial about how to recover deleted photos from memory card on mac

If you like archiving memories with cameras and phones, chances are good that your precious images and videos are stored on a memory card. If you are reading this article, something bad might have happened. One thing you can be sure about is, no panic, photos and videos deleted from a memory card are not permanently erased, the deleted files can be recovered with memory card recovery for mac.

Why photos deleted from a memory card can be retrieved?

Say if you are sporting a Sony nex-6, groups a couple of shots and hit the "delete" button, what happened? The operating system of the camera will receive the command to locate the files and mark the place where these selected files occupied on the memory space as vacant, blank, available for use. That's it, at this point of time, photos deleted from your Sony nex camera are no different from what they were prior to the delete command. Unless, you kept rocking your camera and new photos rolling in, to an extent that inevitably consume the space where the deleted files occupied thus make the deleted files unrecoverable.

So, how to recover deleted photos from memory card on mac

Download memory card photo recovery for mac, the photo recovery utility is both available for windows and mac, it supports to recover photos, videos and audio files from memory card used in camera, camcorder and phones.

To recover deleted photos from memory card camera and camcorders

Connect your camera with mac, launch photo recovery software. Click "recover".

In the next window you will be asked to select media for recovery. In the list, the memory card camera should be labeled as "removable media drive", select it and click "scan".

The advanced scan option let you specify file types and scanning range to increase efficiency.

The scanning process will look for files deleted from the memory card and categorize the recoverable items by file types in the preview window, where you can check if the photos or videos are mistakenly deleted from the memory card.

After the scanning process is completed, choose the wanted photos and click recover to recover deleted photos from memory card on mac.

To recover deleted photos from memory card used in android phone

Android 4.0 version and above doesn't allow mac software to interact with its storage, so, to recover deleted photos from memory card used in an android phones like Sony Xperia Z or HTC butterfly, we need a memory card reader. Just put the memory card in the memory card reader and plug it in the mac, the rest procedures are same with the process above.

Frequently asked questions

Some scanning results are not satisfactory, like partially visible images, what's wrong?

It's due to various reasons. First, the scanning results are consisted with not only the files you just deleted, but also the files intended for deletion long time ago. These images are probably overwritten, thus corrupted and only shows partial in the scanning result. Second, if you kept taking photos after the mistaken deletion, some files might be overwritten by the new files.

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