Memory card recovery on Mac

A memory card (flash card) is an electronic data storage device generally used for storing information in digital format. These cards are widely used in portable electronic devices such as digital camera, cell phones, mp3 players, video game consoles and etc.  Memory cards are small, have high capacity and are able to retain data without power.

At times, you might encounter problems while transferring data from your memory card to your Mac. This happens if the logical structure of the memory card gets corrupt. If the card is corrupt, the only way to fix it is by formatting the memory card which results in complete data loss from them. One can easily restore these data with the help of an updated backup. In case if there is no backup, memory card recovery software might do the trick.

Common causes for data loss on memory card

  • Unintentionally deleting few important files while previewing from your memory card
  • Accidentally formatting the memory card either from the digital camera by using “Delete All” button or when connected to your Macintosh
  • An unauthorized person deleting your vital data from the memory card
  • Memory card corruption due to virus attack
  • Using the same memory card device on different electronic devices or systems will also result in data loss from the memory card
  • System probing to format while accessing the memory card
  • Data loss due to turning your camera off during a read process
  • Interruption while transferring data from memory card to PC or vice versa

If you have lost your important data from your memory card due to any above mentioned scenarios, don’t lose your calmness. What you need to do is to find a reliable photo recovery tool which helps you to recover all your lost data back. Yodot Mac photo recovery software helps you to recover your lost or deleted data from your memory card with ease. This utility is one of the fastest and smartest recovery software to perform memory card recovery on Mac. The Application ensures complete recovery of all your deleted or lost photos(JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, TIF, PSD, WPG, WMF, TGA, SID, QTM, QFX, PSP, PIC and etc), video and audio (AVI, AVS, ASF, ASX, 3GP, DIVX, MOV, MPEG, MPG, M4V, WMV, XVID, AIFF, AIF and etc)files. Press here to download

General Features:

  • Recovers from all the different types of memory cards including CF (Compact Flash) card, XD Picture card, Memory Stick,  SD (Secure Digital) card, MMC (Multimedia Card), Micro SD, Mini SD and many more
  • Supports recovery from external storage devices such as external hard disk, USB drive, mp3 players, iPod etc.
  • The software can recover RAW picture file formats for example NEF, CR2, CRW, DNG, ARW, SR2, ORF, MRW and etc
  • Easily runs on all the latest version of Mac OS X including Mac OS X 10.5  (Leopard), Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Mac OS X 10.7(Lion)

Working of the software

Remove the memory card from your camera or any other portable device ->Attach the memory card to your Macintosh via card reader or USB->Download and install Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software->Open the software and follow the main screen procedure->Make use of “Deleted Photo Recovery” option to rescue your deleted data->Use “Lost Photo Recovery” option to recover your lost data->The software scans and shows all the logical and external drives i.e. your memory card ->Select the memory card drive and click on “Next” button->The application scans the selected drive and displays all the deleted / lost  files from your memory card ->Preview the photo files before saving them->Browse for the destination location to save your recovered files (but not onto the same memory card from where you are recovering from because the chances of the original data getting replaced is very high)

Recover Mac Data After Format

Hard drives form an important part of your Mac computer system. It is a place where your operating system, program files and personal data resides. Therefore  formatting a hard drive and losing data can be a real pain. If you have not taken the action immediately, then you might lose your important data permanently. Fortunately, there are many softwares that can recover data after format.

Few of the reasons that lead to data loss due to formatting are discussed below:

  • Unintentional formatting – One common cause is unintentional formatting of your Mac Volumes. While formatting a particular Volume, if you choose some other volume accidentally then you will lose all the data present in that particular Volume
  • Data loss due to re-installation – while reinstalling the new operating system into your Mac machine, two options will be displayed i.e Archive and Install” and “Erase and Install” if you choose the option “Erase and install“then the data that are present on your hard drive will be formatted. In simple words, that causes data loss from your hard drive.
  • Conversion of the File system – The other main reason for formatting is when you want to convert the file system i.e from HFS to HFS+. It  not only changes the file system, but also erases all the data that is present on that particular partition

Most of the Mac users think that the data is deleted forever after hard drive formatting. But, this is not the case. When you format a Mac hard drive, the file system of the drive is replaced with a new file system, thus, the entries of all the files and directories stored on the disk are deleted and they become inaccessible. But the file remains physically intact. You can recover formatted files from Mac as long as the original files are not overwritten by other files. But before formatting your hard disk, you must take some precautions so that you will not lose any data from your hard disk. Make sure that you have selected the proper volume to format.  Even if you format, you must take a backup of the files so that in future you can use backup files if needed. However if you forgot to keep the backup and lost the data then you  can easily recover it using Mac Data recovery software.

Yodot Mac Data Recovery is a software which is particularly suggested to recover mac data after format. This software helps you to recover the data by carefully scanning entire Mac OS X hard drive and hence extract all lost data from it. It can quickly recover data from HFS+, HFSX, FAT, NTFS and extFAT drives. The programs offer safe easy, and fast  recovery.  It even provides view of recovered data in a Mac finder styled interface. What you need to do is just install the application on your Mac, then start the file recovery process.

The download steps are as follows:

Download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery software. Press here. Launch the software  and follow the instructions that you can see on the main screen. Two options, namely “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted/ Reformatted recovery” can be seen. Click on the option “Formatted/ Reformatted Recovery”. The application will now  display all the drives  that are present on your system. Select the drive from which the recovery can be done. After selection, the software display the files that are present in that particular drive. Make use of the two view types i.e “Data type” and “File type” You can even preview the files before saving in order to confirm that you have selected the right one to recover. At last, save the recovered files in the location that you prefer. But ensure that you save it in different location rather than the same.

Recover Data after Reinstalling Windows

Normally, Reinstallation refers to installing a computer operating system. This might be due to virus attack, Trojans or simply to optimize the operating system though it is working normally. Usually when you reinstall Windows, ‘Documents and Settings’ will be reinitialized and the files in that folder will be deleted. These deleted data can still be recovered using any data recovery software. If you would like to recover the lost data then stop using the hard disk drive and make sure you do not save any new data to the hard disk, as this would cause overwriting and permanent data loss.

Common Reasons for OS Reinstallations are:

  • Hardware failure during startup causes your system to crash
  • You are putting in a new hard drive in your computer
  • You are installing a new or different Operating System
  • Up gradation of OS i.e. from the existing version to a new version for advanced features which may cause error and makes the system unbootable
  • To increase system performance due to many system errors
  • Your Operating System files have been corrupted beyond repair either by improperly uninstalling software, a computer virus or a corrupt software installation.
  • Corrupt computer registry or drivers files

The Data can be recovered based on the installation method you performed. There are three different types of installation. The three types are as follows:

  • Clean installation: The biggest advantage of performing a clean installation is it leads to improved performance and stability. However, after clean installation all the data present in the previous OS is lost. Data can still be recovered unless overwritten
  • Upgrade installation: Upgrading the current OS to a newer one in order to use its advanced features. The biggest advantage of an upgrade is that you can retain application installations and user settings. However sometimes data loss situation occurs
  • Multiple boot installation: Installing more different OS to the existing one system is called multiple booting installations. A multiple boot lets you keep the previous operating system and installed applications.

Do not worry if you have lost your valuable data after OS reinstallation on your hard disk. In fact, a user with less computer knowledge will be able to recover most of his vital data from his hard disk drive by using a powerful data recovery tool. Among which Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software is the best.

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery (Windows): This is one of the best software to recover data after reinstalling Windows. This tool can recover data from formatted or reformatted hard disks from both laptops and desktops. It recovers lost / deleted data from your PC in a very easy and secure way.

General Features:

  • Recover data from different hard disk interface like SCSI, SATA, SAS and etc
  • Recover data from inaccessible or non-booting hard drives
  • Supports recovery from different types of file systems such as FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and exFAT
  • Recovers data from external hard drives, USB, flash drives, memory card devices and many other storage interfaces
  • Easily runs on all the latest Windows OS including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows7, Windows server 2008 and Windows2003

How Yodot Works?

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery Software. Press here to download
  • Launch the software and stick to the onscreen procedures
  • Use “formatted / reformatted recovery” option to recover data from your hard disk drive
  • Select the drive / partition from where the data is to be retrieved
  • The application scans and displays all the drives from where data can be recovered
  • Select the drive from where you want to recover your data
  • The software scans again and displays all the recoverable data from the selected drive
  • Select the files which are to be recovered
  • Save the rescued data on to your hard disk not from the one which you are recovering from because the chances of original data being replaced is very high
  • The software allows you to save your recovered data onto any external hard disk or to an optical storage device such as CDs and DVDs