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SD card, a portable storage card, can enlarge storage capacities of phones, computers and cameras. When you are using the SD card on Mac but you accidentally lost the files, how to recover them? This essay will tell you!

Why SD Card Data will be Lost on Mac?

SD card is a portable storage device, widely used in computers, phones and cameras for storage capacity extension. When using the SD card, you may accidentally lost data. For example:
  • Accidentally delete important files.
  • Format the SD card.
  • SD card got corrupted or inaccessible.
  • Be attacked by virus.
  • Power failed.
  • Change the file system.

Which File System of SD Card will be Supported Mac?

On Mac, file systems, such as APFS, Mac OS Extended, MS-DOS (FAT) and ExFAT, are supported for the SD card. APFS is used in the Mac OS 10.13 and later versions; Mac OS Extended in the version up through Mac OS 10.12; MS-DOS (FAT) and ExFAT are the file systems compatible Mac with Windows.
If your SD card is connected to different operating systems, MS-DOS (FAT) and ExFAT are suitable.
If one of these two file systems has been used on Mac, it is very easy to recover the lost files from the SD card (also called RAW card) even it got formatted. So, how to run SD card recovery on Mac? Please follow these steps!

How to Run SD Card Recovery on Mac?

Renee Undeleter is professional software for data recovery. All data on hard disks, flash drives and storage cards (SD card, MMC card) can be retrieved through simple steps. It can also recover files accidentally deleted or emptied from Recycle Bin in the computer.

Powerful Data Recovery Software — Renee Undeleter

  • Fast Partition Scan – Help you quickly retrieve files accidentally deleted or emptied from Recycle Bin.
  • Whole Partition Scan – Quickly retrieve formatted or inaccessible files in partitions.
  • Whole Disk Scan – Scan entire disk to get information from all partitions.
  • Image Creation – Create a partition image to quickly get access to the partitions and back up.
How to run SD card recovery on Mac:
① Download and install Renee Undeleter. Don’t install on the target SD card where data is going to be retrieved.
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Multiple scan modes Fast partition scan, whole partition scan and whole disk scan.

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Supported devices SD card, SDHC, SDXC, USB flash drive, hard disk, computer, etc.

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Multiple scan modes Fast partition/whole partition/whole disk scan.

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② Insert the SD card into the slot or connect it to the computer with a card reader. Then, open the software and select [Fast Partition Scan]. Of course, you can select the other modes based on you needs.
select fast partition scan in renee undeleter on mac
③ Then select the target partition. In this case, we select the target SD card, and then click [Next].
select the target drive or sd card to run data recovery on mac
④ Select the scan mode. [Fast Scan] can save time while [Deep Scan] can go through the entire partition.
select fast scan in renee undeleter
⑤ In [Advanced Settings], you can customize the file types you want to recover. If you are not sure, please select [Default Settings].
select the target file types to scan in renee undeleter
⑥ After that, wait for the scan. The scan time depends on the SD card storage. The larger the SD card storage, the longer the scan time.
renee undeleter is scanning sd card or usb or partition for data recovery on mac
⑦ As the scan is finished, check the target files and click [Recover] to run.
click to run sd card or usb data recovery on mac
What Renee Undeleter supports:
Supported operating systemsMac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 and the later version; Windows 10, 8.1, 7, Vista, XP and 2000.
Supported mediaHard disk, flash drive, storage card (SD card, MMC card) and computer.
Supported file systemsAPFC, HFS +, FAT (FAT16,FAT32), ExFAT, NTFS
Supported languagesEnglish, French, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Japanese, Germany, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese.
Supported file typesPicture, video, audio, Microsoft Office document, Outlook email and archive file.