How Can I Recover SD Card Data Using Disk Utility on Mac

So a few weeks ago, I accidentally formatted my 64GB SanDisk card without backing up my data, thus deleting the data. Please tell me how to recover my data using the built-in Disk Utility app.

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Brithny· Answered on Aug 01, 2023

Can you recover SD card data using Disk Utility on macOS Sonoma? The answer is no. Disk Utility is a built-in program that can encrypt the storage devices, create a disk image of your files, and change the file system, such as APFS or HFS+ on Mac.

Besides, it can help you:

  • Manage, erase, or format both internal and external storage devices
  • Diagnose and solve the problems of a disk or corrupted volumes
  • Format, erase, eject, or partition a drive on Mac

But the Disk Utility can't make a recovery on a formatted partition on your Mac. The first aid feature in Disk Utility is to diagnose the disk error and repair your disk.

However, it's possible to recover the formatted SD card data on your Mac. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is a powerful and effective data recovery tool.

It can recover formatted SD card Mac with 3 steps:

Step 1. Insert the SD card into your Mac where installed the EaseUS recovery software.

Step 2. Open the software and choose the formatted SD card's partition, which stores the data you want, and click 'Scan'.

Step 3. Select the recoverable data after scanning, click 'Preview' to view its content, and click 'Recover' to get it back.

In addition, to avoid data loss in the feature, frequently backing up your essential files is recommended. You can use Time Machine, iCloud, or any other storage device to make backups.

Here are the steps to restore from Time Machine backup:

Step 1. Go to 'Time Machine' using Mac Spotlight or Finder.

Step 2. Select the timeline to choose the backup.

Step 3. Preview the files from the SD card and click 'Restore' to get them back.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

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