Memory cards or digital film are solid state storage device widely used to store large number of files. Memory cards are commonly used by digital cameras to store digital photos.  These are also used by other portable electronic devices like cell phones, MP3 players, PDA’s , video game consoles etc. A memory card comes in different types and variety of sizes. SD (Secure Digital), MMC (Multi Media Card), CF (Compact Flash), XD (Extreme Digital), SM (Smart Media) cards are the popular types of memory cards with larger storage capacities.

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As of now, the maximum storage capacity of memory card is 256GB. SanDisk, Lexar, Sony, Patriot, Transcend, Adata etc are the different popular brands of flash memory cards. Memory cards are referred as flash memory cards because they use flash memory to store files. Flash memory is non-volatile memory that can be electrically erased and programmed and it does not require electric power to retain its contents. Flash memory cards can store any type of files but, its primary application is digital photography. These memory cards have no moving parts thus they are not susceptible to mechanical or physical failures. But, data loss due to logical corruptions and human mistakes is the common issue facing by most of the users. However, if you want to recover the deleted files then you need to use reliable Apple Mac file undeleting program.

Most common scenarios in which you might lose your essential files are:

Improper removal of memory card: When the memory card is connected to computer, Operating System recognizes it as a separate drive and assigns new drive letter. As you connect the memory card to computer, Operating System of that computer starts accessing the contents of that card from its file system. Memory cards can also be used on Mac computers as Mac supports FAT32 file system. Memory cards are normally formatted with FAT32 file system. Removal of memory cards unexpectedly without ejecting the memory cards in a proper manner may corrupt the file system resulting in loss of files

File system corruption: Arrangement of files on memory card is done by file system. The allocation information of each and every file is saved on memory card is contained in file system. If the file system of memory card gets corrupt then you may encounter the file system errors resulting in loss of files. However, one can simply tap here to restore iTunes library from iPod on Mac OS X Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Mavericks, etc.

Accidentally formatting the memory card: Formatting the memory card ensures that it is properly initialized just like a computer hard drive. If you are using memory card in digital camera then you should always format it in camera not in computer. Formatting the digital camera’s memory card in computer could render the memory card useless. Generally, this process creates new file system by destroying the old file system that makes files inaccessible resulting in loss of files

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Most of the people think that formatting the memory card means deleting everything stored on memory card permanently. But, it is not true, formatting the memory card changes the file management information like removing table of contents from the book and replacing it with new blank page. All the files are still there until those files are overwritten by other new files. Therefore, stop using the memory card to avoid permanent loss of files. Use Memory card file recovery software on Mac to recover files from memory chips on Mac OS. Other than the above scenarios, important files from memory card can also be accidentally deleted by the user in a haste. In such conditions you can use Memory card file recovery software to recover accidentally deleted files from memory card. This award winning application not only retrieves data from memory cards, iPods, USB, FIre wire drives but also helps to undelete files from external hard disk with simple mouse clicks. Emptying Trash bin from Mac machine is one of the common loss of files but you do not have to worry about this, with the advanced software like this you can recover emptied Trash on Mac easily.

This software can undelete Macintosh Lion deleted files including files that have been lost / deleted from XD cards, CF cards and MMC in short span of time. Accidentally formatted memory cards can also be recovered quickly and easily. This software has the capability to recover data from MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, and restore files from MacBook Air lost due to corrupt Apple Partition. Lexar, SanDisk, Transcend, Kingston are the various brands of memory cards that are supported by this software. In addition to this, it is the best Macintosh Time Machine deleted file retrieval tool compared to other freeware utilities.

Few simple steps to recover deleted files from memory cards on Mac.

Step 1: Download Memory card file recovery software on Mac and install it. Launch the software. Once the software is launched, the main screen will be displayed, select “Recover Photos” option from the main screen to recover different types of files from the memory card as shown in Figure 1

Recover deleted files from memory card on Mac - Main Screen

Figure 1: Select Recover Photos Option

Step 2: In order to recover accidentally deleted files from memory card, select “Deleted Photos” option from the next screen as shown in Figure 2

Recover files from memory card on Mac - Next Screen

Figure 2: Select Recover Deleted Photos Option

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Step 3: Select the particular memory card then click on “Next” option as shown in Figure 3

Memory card recovery on Mac - memory card selection screen

Figure 3: Select memory card

Step 4: Select the type of file that you want to recover then click on "Next" button as shown in Figure 4

Memory card recovery  - File Types selection screen

Figure 4: Select File types

Step 5: View recovered files from memory card using “Preview” option as shown in Figure 5

Mac Memory card recovery  - Preview

Figure 5: View recovered files

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