How to Undelete SD Card Photos on Mac?

Need Undelete SD Card Photos on Mac Computer

Hello, I have a Canon Vixia HF digital camera which has helped me taken many personal photos, like the high school graduation photos, celebrating photos and photos with my boy fiend. But, I deleted some graduation photos for my careless operation last night. When I was trying to copy them back from the inner SDHC card on the Mac laptop of my boy friend, it just asked me to format this SD card before reading this card well. Why does it ask that? Can you offer me some information to access these deleted photos again? Thanks!

What kind of operating system is this SDHC card compatible with, Mac or Windows operating system? If you are often used this SDHC card under Windows operating system, it is really common for receiving the “nor formatted error” when you attempt to access it on a Mac computer. Therefore, to undelete your SD card graduation photos, connect this SD care back to a Windows computer and try to rescue photos back with SD card data recovery software.

Restore Deleted SD Card Photos on Windows Computer

Since file system formats under Mac operating system (like HFS+, exFAT and more) are often different from the ones under Windows operating system (like NTFS, FAT32 and more). You are often suggested to format a hard drive or memory card with Windows format when you use it under Mac OS. That’s why you are asked to format this card before using. To undelete your SD card photos safely, do not format this card to increase difficulty of data recovery. Just find a Windows computer to rescue your deleted photos back. Plunge this SDHC card to Windows computer and download SD Card Recovery software to rescue all possible photos back.
Here is the detailed procedure to restore all deleted photos back:

Step 1:

Download, launch this SD card recovery software and select a file type you want to restore.

main screen shot

Select recovery options in the main interface

Step 2:

Select a disk letter of your SD card Reader or Canon digital camera.

select card

Select card to search photos off card

Step 3:

Select the files you want to restore after scanning. Preview them one by one carefully.

wait for photo searching

Wait while scanning lost photos, sometimes it takes about 20 minutes to scan a 32G card.

Tips: if it takes more than 2 hours to scan a 32GB card, you may stop the scanning and wait to see
what's already found. Since the card may contains bad blocks that takes longer time than usual.

Step 4:
Restore photos and select the computer drive or folder to hold them.

restore lost photos

Preview lost photos and save found files. It would generate a folder to contain your lost data.
Please do not save the photo to the card where you lost them. Save them to your PC drive!

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* Copy out all left photos on this SDHC card and back up them all well on another place.
* Keep this SDHC card well and do not write new stuffs there.
* Save all your personal photos on different memory card or drives from now on.

Windows Version & Mac Version

As we all know, the windows OS is different from the Mac OS. For example, the Windows often mainly support NTFS and FAT32 file system. However, the Mac OS often mainly supports HFS+. That’s why one always needs to format his NTFS hard drive as he wants to use it on his Mac computer. Therefore, in order to avoid any unnecessary troubles, many program designers have developed two versions for different OS users. But, this Formatted SD Card Data Recovery software right now is only compatible with the Windows versions. So, you should carefully select a compatible version! 


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