Restore Videos from Formatted SD Card on Mac OS

“I connected my SD card to my Mac machine and accidentally formatted the card due to which I lost all of my video files stored on that card. Now I want to recover videos from formatted SD card on Mac. Anyone have idea on how to retrieve video files from formatted SD card? Kindly help me out with this!”

Well, such kind of problem often occurs when you are transferring videos from digital camera or camcorders to Mac machine. Apart from accidental formatting and formatting a wrong partition, there are some reasons due to which you will be forced to format your SD card. Some of them are…

  • When SD card stops working it may shows numerous format errors like unrecognized device; card not formatted, format it now; SD card is not initialized, etc. thus making users to format it for reusability
  • If SD memory card is severely corrupted due to harmful virus infections, then you have to format the card in order to fix the issue

Under all these circumstances, you may end up in losing important video files from SD card. But no worries, as you can perform video recovery from formatted SD card on Mac with the help of SFWare Partition Recovery Software.

Note: Until and unless you restore videos from formatted SD card on Mac OS, don’t attempt to defragment it. And remember, after recovery save the recovered files to another disk instead of the original card for safety’s sake.

Steps for restoring videos from formatted SD card on Mac

With the help of SFWare Partition Recovery Application, you can effortlessly recover videos from formatted SD card on Mac. Just 3 steps are required: Select, Scan, and Recover. Go through the steps below for recovering video files from formatted SD card.

What you will need – A Mac machine, card reader, and SFWare Partition Recovery App.

Time Required – Vary according to the size of SD card.

Step 1: Connect the formatted SD card to Mac and run the program

Switch off your device immediately after you realize that you've formatted the card, and then take out the SD card. Then connect it to your Mac with a card reader. Run SFWare Partition Recovery Program and you'll see the primary window.

Step 2: Scan videos on your SD card

In the primary window, select "Formatted / Re formatted Recovery" option and in the next window that opens, highlight the SD card drive. Well, this SD card video recovery application supports all Mac supported files systems on your SD cards, like NTFS, HFSX, and HFS+. In the select file type option, choose video to scan and recover video files only. Click on "Next" to start scanning and restoring of videos on your SD card.

Step 3: Preview and recover formatted videos from SD card to your Mac

In a short time, you'll see all found video files on your SD card. Mark the videos you want to restore, preview and save them. Remember you can't use the original SD card as the output folder of recovered video files, in view of protecting your deleted video. Just choose a folder on your Mac.

When the recovery is complete, preview your favorite media player to play the recovered videos to see whether they are the original ones. If yes, then go ahead and purchase the licensed version of the software to save those recovered videos.

Know about SFWare Partition Recovery Application

  • SFWare Partition Recovery will easily and effortlessly restore formatted as well as deleted and lost videos from SD card
  • Helps in recovering all types of MS Office files, media files like videos, audios, and images, compressed files, etc.
  • Apart from SD cards, toolkit recovers data from Mac hard drives, iPods, FireWire drive, other types of memory cards like MMC, xD, SDHC, etc.
  • Recovers Volume on any type of hard disk such as SATA, SCSI, IDE, etc.
  • You can use this tool to recover files erased from Trash folder
  • Restore Volume on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, iMac effortlessly
  • Retrieves data from bad sectored hard drive, failed, damaged, and dead hard drives
  • Save recovery session is an advantageous feature of this tool which saves scanned information

Useful tip

As soon as you record videos on cameras or camcorders with SD cards, transfer those on your computers and other devices so that you can use those transferred video as backup if any disasters happen with SD card.

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