Best Way to Recover Photos from SD Card on MAC for Free


Hi, I accidentally formatted my SD Card while transferring the pictures from my iPhone. I am using Mac Pro. How can I recover my formatted photos?

If you have accidentally formatted your SD Card, then by using the third-party software you can recover photos from SD Card on MAC.

Reasons You May Lost Your Photos

Many intentional and unintentional scenarios may happen when you end up deleting or losing your photos on the SD Card. Here is a list of few reasons why people may lose their photos.

  • You are checking photos on your SD Card and delete them accidentally

  • While you connect your SD Card with MAC (in above case Mac Pro), it does not recognize your SD Card. The pop-up will ask you to format it first. By performing this action, you will lose all your photos instantly.

  • If your SD Card gets damaged or corrupted, so to check photos you need to format it first.

  • If you switch your SD Card between two devices or camera, it results in photo loss.

Things to Know Before Recovering Photos from SD Card on Mac

There are a few things you need to keep in mind before recovering your photos.

  • Stop using your SD Card as soon as you come to know that it has become corrupt or you have deleted the data accidentally or due to some error.

  • If you stop using the card immediately, then the data will not be over-written. In case you continue its usage, then it will be completely wiped out.

  • You can restore your deleted photos, but for that, you require a special program. It can be any third-party software.

How to Recover Photos From SD Card on MAC

Like what we discussed before, using a third-party recovery software can easily help you recover your deleted photos from SD card on your Mac. AnyRecover for Mac is one of such software.

AnyRecover for Mac can help you to recover the removed or deleted files on every kind of storage mediums like SD Cards, Flash drives, internal and external hard drives, etc.


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Features of AnyRecover

  • The highest  data recovery success rate in the market, up to 98%.

  • It renders recovery support for more than 1000 different formats, including videos, images, audio files, archives, and emails.

  • It can recover the data from various devices like SD card, computer, digital cameras, mobile phones, camcorders, etc.

  • It safely recovers the lost files with 100% assurance without overwriting the data or other files.

  • It is user-friendly, and users even get the free trial before purchasing it. It provides a 30-day money back guarantee too.

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Steps to Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card on Mac

Step 1: Launch iMyFone AnyRecover and click on "External Device Recovery" option on your home screen.

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Step 2: You must link up external storage device to your MAC before recovery method begin. AnyRecover supports all forms of digital devices, including SD Cards.

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Step 3: After connecting your external device, choose the recovery disk. Now, choose the file types and click on "Scan."

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Step 4: iMyFone AnyRecover will scan your missing documents and display them according to file type. You can preview your files and recover them by clicking on the "recover" option. Select "Tree view" or "File view" to list your formatted or deleted files.

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That's it! It helps you to recover photos from SD Card on MAC in just easy steps. In any case, if "External device recovery" option unable to recover your files, then choose "All Round Recovery" option for a detailed search of missing files.

Note: The users must not store the recovered files again in their external device.


If you have accidentally lost or formatted your photos from SD Card, you can recover your deleted photos from SD Card on MAC by using the iMyFone AnyRecover. There is no need to worry for data loss if you take precautions stated in the above steps. AnyRecover is your one-stop solution if you lost your files. This advanced software assures 100% customer satisfaction.

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By  Simon Marcus , to Photo Recovery

Posted on May 28, 2019  ( Updated: Dec 16, 2019 )

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