How to recover files from memory card on Mac OS X
With fast growth in technology, the purpose of cell phones turns out to be strong and expanded. Now a days, more and more cell phones are equipped with the advanced features like internet, FM, digital cameras etc. So, everyone wants to have their own cell phones with these advanced features especially with camera to store wonderful moments. Although the capabilities of mobile phones improved significantly, internal storage of cell phones remained comparatively low. If you download some images, ringtones, songs or any applications, internal memory of your cell phone become full and so you are not able to save large amount of data. To avoid this problem cell phones use external phone memory in the form of memory cards, which are portable storage devices and works like hard drives. Unlike hard drives, memory cards are less prone to mechanical damages but, there are more chances of logical failures in memory card. Sometimes, by mistake if your files get deleted or corrupted, then you can easily recover memory card files on Mac OS X using good memory card recovery software. This recovery tool helps you to retrieve Memory card deleted files.
When you delete a photo, audio or video file from your memory card, it will not get deleted permanently, instead pointers pointing to that particular file are deleted and mark that space as free to use. Actually, the file which is deleted is not visible to you, but it is still present until new file is saved over that free space. Digital camera memory card file recovery is also possible using this photo recovery utility. There are instances when your memory card may get corrupted resulting in data loss.
The chief few reasons leading to file loss in memory cards are as follows:
To overcome from above mentioned scenarios, you should make a habit of keeping backup of your important files. Do not use affected memory card to save any new files because, new files may overwrite your previous deleted data. As, overwriting may lead to permanent data loss. Once you come to know that your memory card is corrupted or your files have been deleted accidentally, remove that card from mobile phone to avoid overwriting operations. Connect it to your system through card reader and recover your deleted or lost files using recovery software.
Mac memory card recovery software is non destructive and read only software, which helps you to recover your deleted or lost or corrupted data. This software uses powerful in-built algorithms, which scans your memory card quickly. You can download the demo version of this software. It is an effective recovery tool, which helps you to recover lost or deleted files and folders from different types of memory cards like SD, CF, MMC and XD memory cards and capable of recovering and restoring digital RAW images from all popular brands of digital cameras like Olympus, Fujifilm, Nikon, Sony, Canon etc. The software recovers more than 280 file types and also facilitates recovery of files from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, Ext FAT drive.
Steps to recover deleted files on Mac OS X:
Step 1: Remove the affected memory card from your system and connect it as a slave to the healthy system. Download and install the “Mac memory card recovery” software to the system to which, the affected memory card is connected. Run the program by double-clicking the shortcut icon on the desktop. The main screen is displayed as shown in Fig (1). From the main screen select the "Recover Photos" option.
Figure 1: Main Screen
Step 2: When you select "Recover Photos" from the previous screen shot then the next screen shots given you an option to choose either "Recover Deleted Photos" or "Recover Lost Photos" as displayed in Figure 2. Select "Recover Deleted Photos" option and proceed further.
Figure 2: Select Recover Deleted Photos
Step 3:Once you click "Next" the software displays the detected logical drives. Select the memory card which is shown as a logical drive from which you need to recover deleted files as displayed in Figure 3.
Figure 3: Select Drive
Step 4: On clicking the "Next" button, a new window pops up, as shown Figure 4. The various types of photo files, audio files, and video files are displayed, as shown in the figure below. You can select specifically, the file types you wish to recover, or select all the file types, if you wish to recover all the media files, based on your requirement.The software starts scanning the selected memory card and displays the recovered data.
Figure 4: Select File Type
Step 5: The software starts scanning the selected memory card and displays the recovered data. You can use the "Data View" / "File Type View" option to view the recovered data as shown in Figure 5. The recovered data can be previewed using the "Preview" option. Use the "Save Recovery Sesson" option to save the scanned information. This option makes sure that you do not have to rescan the whole memory card once you purchase the full version. Once you activate the full version of the software, make use of the "Open Recovery Session" option to load the previously scanned information and save the recovered data.
Figure 5 : Save Recovered Files