Corrupt XD Card Recovery on Mac

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

How to recover data from corrupt XD card on Mac

Are you the one who is getting error message that “Card need to be formatted?” on connecting your XD card to your Mac system? This might create panic in your mind as your XD card may hold important files and folders such as priceless photos, hard worked project files, favorite applications or games, etc. Unfortunately most of the times users don’t know how to fix the corrupt card, which makes things even tough. Fortunately, you can tackle this unfriendly situation and recover data from corrupt XD card on Mac by employing trustworthy flash card recovery software for Mac.

However, these cards are very popular among its users as they offer huge memory space to save data, portability, smaller size as compared to other external cards, etc.; and because of all these attributes these cards are widely used in many electronic devices such as digital cameras. But on the other hand, XD cards are more exposed to data crisis as compared to inbuilt hard drives due to their portable nature. For your convenience and better understanding, one real time scenario is discussed below.

Suppose you captured some unforgettable images from your digital camera with your best buddies. On reaching your place you tried to copy those pictures into your Mac system so that they stay with you forever. But thanks to your bad luck that your card fails to get recognized on connecting it to your Mac machine, due to corruption. This can be a heart breaking feel. Sadly there are many reasons that make your card corrupt; some those are listed below.

  • Severe virus / malware attack
  • Undesirable changes made to file structure
  • Improper removal of XD card from digital camera or Mac system
  • Use of same XD card in different devices or connecting it to an unsecure system, etc

Safety measure:

  • Avoid any type of task on corrupt XD card, such as formatting, reformatting or running antivirus scan
  • Do not try making changes in file structure of XD card
  • Always use proper method to remove connected XD card

How to recover data from corrupt XD card on Mac?

Well most of the XD card users presume that corrupt XD card recovery on Mac is not possible, which is completely wrong. You can easily restore lost data from corrupt XD card on Mac using Remo Recover, as it is awarded as best Mac data recovery tool. Software is particularly designed for Mac users and supports recovery from XD card, memory card and other types of flash cards. This wonderful utility offers you many useful attributes such as “Find”, which will help you sort your data using file type, date, name and size of the file. However, you can estimate the chances of data recovery from corrupt XD card on Mac by downloading its trial version, which is free to download.

Super traits of Remo Recover..!

  • Engineered with advance and effective recovery modules to get back lost files from corrupt XD card on Mac
  • Read only program, thus one need not to be worried about data overwriting and can make use of this utility without any hesitation.
  • Makes a thorough scan of the drive and extract complete data from inaccessible XD card
  • Remo Recover supports recovery of corrupt XD card data on Mac like photos, videos, audios, application and so on.
  • Tool is compatible with Mac file systems like FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT, HFS+ & HFSX.
  • Well suited to retrieve data from corrupt XD card on Mac versions like Mountain, Mountain Lion, Snow leopard, etc


Steps to recover corrupt XD card data using Remo Recover.

1: Connect your corrupt XD card to your Mac machine via USB cable and run Remo Recover software from main screen.

Corrupt XD Card Recovery Mac - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

2: After that select the volume representing iPod from the list of volumes displayed and click “Next” button to begin scanning process.

How to Recover Data from Corrupt XD Card on Mac - Select XD Card

Figure 2: Select XD card

3: Once scanning process gets over you can view list of files recovered from XD card in two different views which are “File Type View” and “Data View”.

Recovery of Corrupt XD Card Data on Mac - Recovered Files

Figure 3: Recovered Files

4: Finally make use of “Save Recovery Session” option to avoid rescanning of drive in future and save recovered files to any desired location.

Get Back Lost Files from Corrupt XD Card on Mac - Save Recovery Session

Figure 4: Save Recovery Session


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