Recover Formatted Flash Card on Mac

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Data recovery from formatted flash card on Mac...

“I made a mistake..! And now I am repenting for it. This morning I connected by flash card to Mac system in order to copy flash card data to pen drive that I already connected to my Mac system. But, found that pen drive didn’t had sufficient space to hold any more data. So I decided to format it. I was slightly in humming mood as my bad luck strike and I bumped into data loss by formatting flash card accidentally instead of formatting pen drive. It had very important data and unfortunately, I didn’t created backup for it. I badly need formatted data back as this is irritating me. Since I am not from technical background I am feeling difficulty. Can anyone suggest me an easy and effective way to recover formatted flash card on Mac? Any sort of suggestions regarding formatted flash card recovery on Mac are extremely welcomed”.

Did this look similar to your problem? Data loss is unpredictable and unplanned event that can upset you. Well, here is good news “you can avert data loss”. Yes, since recovery of data is achievable on Mac systems you can get back lost data from flash card on Mac after accidental formatting or other logical disasters. All that you need is an optimal Mac data recovery tool, which you will know in upcoming section.

However, prior knowing about recovery procedure and recovery software lets get to know few causes for data loss:

Corruption of flash card: Flash cards are tiny piece of semiconductor that allows you to hoard huge amount of data on it, as these are supported on many multi-media gadgets such as cameras, mobile phones, iPods, etc. These devices save user data on flash card, but sometimes downloading unsecure files on memory cards might trigger corruption and turn it inaccessible. In order to get rid of this troublesome formatting is performed, which removes complete data from flash memory card and result in data crisis.

Improper use: Since these cards are portable in nature, majority of users use these cards in different devices. This type of practice is not recommended by flash card manufactures and data recovery experts as it increases the vulnerability for data loss. However, at times users disconnect the connected memory from the system or device when file transfer process is in active mode. This may alter the file structure of flash card and result in loss of data.

How to restore formatted flash card data on Mac?

Most of the users get tensed when it comes to formatted flash card data recovery on Mac, but here is an easy and simple method to do it – Remo Recover. Designed with simple and problem free user interface, software assists you in effortless recovery of formatted flash card data on Mac. Software can effectively restore formatted data from memory card on file systems like HFS and HFS+.

Besides data recovery from formatted flash card on Mac, software can also retrieve lost and deleted data from corrupt, non-mounting and inaccessible Mac volumes. Incorporated with best data restoration methods, application works extremely well to get back formatted flash card data on Mac versions like Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, etc. However, it’s natively designed for Mac users and recovery results are displayed in Mac finder style, once formatted flash card Mac recovery process gets completed.


Easy steps to recover formatted flash card data on Mac:

Step 1: Download and Install the demo version of the Remo Recover on your Mac machine. Connect flash card and launch the software. You will see the main window with three options as illustrated in figure 1. Click on "Recover Volumes/Drives".

Recover Formatted Flash Card on Mac - Main Window

Figure 1: Main Window

Step 2: Now select "Formatted /Re-Formatted Recovery" option, in order to retrieve formatted flash card data as illustrated in figure 2.

Formatted Flash Card Recovery on Mac - Select Formatted /Re-Formatted Recovery

Figure 2: Select Formatted /Re-Formatted Recovery

Step 3: After selecting recovery mode, select the flash card disk as illustrated in figure 3.

Recovery of Formatted Flash Card Data on Mac - Select Flash Card

Figure 3: Select Flash Card

Step 4: Once the recovery process gets over, the list of recovered data from memory card / flash card, will be displayed as illustrated in figure 4.

Data Recovery from Formatted Flash Card on Mac - List Recovered Data

Figure 4: List Recovered Data

Step 5: Use Save Recovery Session option for saving recovery process to avoid re-scanning of the flash drive.

How to Restore Formatted Flash Card Data on Mac - Save Recovery Session

Figure 5: Save Recovery Session


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