Best SD Card Recovery Software for Windows & Mac 2019

Do you know ‘SD card recovery’ was among the most consistently searched terms in Google Trends during 2017 and 2018?

Obvious. Isn’t it?

We all at some point in time have faced loss of valuable digital photos and videos from android Phones or Cameras. Whether photos of a family vacation, wedding video, or your favorite Jazz album, the pain of loss is the same.

That’s the fallibility of digital data. It is susceptible to loss and deletion anytime, no matter how careful you are!

Further, homing in on the best SD card recovery software that can recoup your precious memories is equally daunting, considering the number of choices available.

Here we have identified the Best SD Card Recovery Software for Pc/Mac for you, to recover your lost Photos, Videos and Music Files

Read on to know, which SD card recovery software meets your expectations and needs.

Our Best 10 SD Card Recovery software 2019 list includes:

1. Stellar Photo Recovery

Price: $49.99

PROS CONS
Neat and simple interface
Restores all image file formats
Recovers RAW camera files
Previews before saving
Recovers drone videos & CCTV DVR
Supports both Windows & Mac

Recovers Photos, Videos and Music files only  

The latest Stellar Photo Recovery 9.0 has a strikingly neat and straightforward GUI. It is easy-to-use and quickly recovers lost photos and videos.

The dedicated multimedia files recovery tool works in all loss scenarios such as deletion, formatting, reformatting, virus infection, and corruption. It supports recovery from all types of memory cards, SDXC, SDHC, microSD cards etc.

Stellar Photo Recovery restores photos, videos and audio files from memory card placed in DSLR, CCTV, drone,dashcam etc., with their original name and date-timestamp. It supports SD card recovery from all popular brands like Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fuji, Olympus, DJI, Parrot, Netgear etc.

There are several user-friendly features like flexibility to stop and save the scan information until that point. The scan information can be used to resume recovery any time later.

Customized options help recover exactly the file types you want. This also reduces scanning time and speeds up the recovery process. Unlike other software, Stellar Photo Recovery recovers any media file type by allowing to add new file formats on top of the predefined supported formats.

The software is available in three versions – Standard, Professional and Premium.

Standard Photo Recovery Professional also repairs corrupt photos including RAW images along with recovering media files, and Stellar Photo Recovery Premium repairs both photos and videos, besides the recovery function.

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Tech support for the software is available 24/5 via e-mail, chat and call.

2. Remo Recover Media

Price: $49.97

PROS CONS
User-friendly features
Preview before saving
Recovers RAW and raster images
Available for both Windows and Mac  
Demo version does not let you save the recovered files
Does not work on reformatted drive

Remo Recover Media is an efficient SD card recovery software that recovers lost and deleted photos, videos, audio files from any type of SD memory card in Pc or Mac machines.

It works in most of the lost scenarios such as deletion, formatting, corruption, virus infection etc. related to SD card.

The software has user-friendly features. You can save scan and resume recovery later, select specific file type to recover only those files that you want. Like Stellar Photo Recovery, it offers ‘deep scan’ mechanism for thorough search of the drive to retrieve lost media files from SD card.

The recovery process of Remo Photo Recovery is simple, although the interface is not as intuitive and neat as that of Stellar Photo Recovery.

Media files can also be compressed zip and saved to a location on your drive.

On the downside, the software fails to work on reformatted drive. The demo version doesn’t let you save any of the found files.

Technical support is available via e-mail, chat and call.

3. Easeus Photo Recovery

Price: $39.95

PROS CONS
User-friendly GUI
Preview before saving
Available for both Windows and Mac  
Files are not recovered with their original name
Does not support CD/DVD recovery
Limited file types support  

EaseUS Photo Recovery restores lost and deleted multimedia files of various formats from all types of SD card.

It can work on corrupt and formatted drives. You can recover photos, videos, music, and other audio files from the lost partitions as well.

Intuitive interface, Deep Scan, RAW camera file recovery, Preview before saving, and support for all popular DSLRs bring it in the Top 10 list.

However, when we compare it to its other counterparts, which are positioned above in this list, the software has its drawbacks.

You cannot add new file types, like Remo Recover Media and Stellar Photo Recovery. This obviously limits the file format support.

EaseUs does not let you scan the drive for specific files. This unnecessarily increases the scanning time, although you can use ‘Filter’ option to select and restore the required files at the time of saving.

Additionally, EaseUs Photo Recovery can recover documents, emails, and other file types too.

4. Disk Doctors Photo Recovery

Price: $49.97

PROS CONS
Easy to use
Recovers RAW image files
Preview before saving
Recovers from floppy disk
Support for Windows & Mac
Limited file support
Does not support CD/DVD recovery  

Like other SD card recovery software, Disk Doctors Photo Recovery can get back your lost photos, videos and audio files from all types of SD cards .

The interface is easy to use. The recovery process is simple. Other notable features are Create Disk image of drives having bad sectors and option to save the recovery session to resume recovery from the previous scan.

Disk Doctors works in all loss scenarios including virus infection, corruption, formatting and deletion.

However, it supports limited file formats of photos, videos and audio.

5. PhotoRescue

Price: $29.95

PROS CONS
Easy to use
Recovers RAW camera images
Preview before saving
Supports Windows & Mac
Does not support CD/DVD recovery
Demo version recovers files under 64KB  

At 29.95$, PhotoRescue by DataRescue is a relatively more affordable option for media files recovery.

It is easy-to-use and permits you to recover deleted and missing photos, music, and videos from digital cameras, MP3 players, smartphones, SD cards, etc.

The software can restore permanently deleted media files and those lost due to media formatting and corruption.

Unlike other SD card recovery software, PhotoRescue Pro lets you save recovered files in the demo version, but under 64KB.

The steps for recovery are simple, though the interface is not neat, with too much text on it. Also, some settings like showing blocks of bad sectors during scanning are not required. They may create usability issues for less savvy users.

The software offers hassle-free quick installation.

6. O&O Media Recovery

Price: $49.95

PROS CONS
Supports over 80 media file types
Preview before saving  
Interface not user-friendly
Limited RAW file support
Longer installation time  

O&O MediaRecovery 12 enables SD card recovery from different types of SD card etc.

It can retrieve photos, videos, and audio in case of deletion, formatting, virus infection etc. The software offers a Preview for found files. It has ‘Filter’ to sort the recovered files by size or creation/ modified/ accessed date.

In addition, you can create a report on the data rescued with the help of the software. The report is saved in Rich Text Format (RTF) and can be viewed in text editing programs like MS Word.

A significant drawback is that the software doesn’t support all the camera-specific RAW formats. It oddly leaves out popular camera brands like Nikon, Panasonic, and Olympus.

Further, the installation process is also slow.

Tech support is available via e-mail and phone.

7. Minitool Photo Recovery

Price: $49

PROS CONS
User-friendly GUI
Preview before saving
Free version recovers up to 200 MB  
Lacks advanced features
Available only for Windows  

MiniTool Photo Recovery can recover lost and deleted photos, videos, and audio files from all types of SD cards.

It has a simple recovery process in three steps – Select drive, Scan and Recover. However, the interface is cumbersome and not user-friendly.

MiniTool Photo Recovery can recover JPEG, camera RAW files, MOV, MP4, M4A, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, FLAC, SWF, MP3, MP2, M2TS, MKV, MTS, WAV, and AIF media files. What makes MiniTool distinct is its ability to restore PSD and Adobe Illustrator graphic files.

It doesn’t support recovery from Macintosh drives.

Overall, an efficient SD card recovery software but with basic features that might leave the users asking more value for a price of 49$.

Tech support is available via e-mail.

8. Hetman Photo Recovery

Price: $18.95

PROS CONS
Previews before saving
Recovers from cameras internal memory
Creates image from the corrupt drive  
Does not recover video and audio files
Doesn’t support HFS, HFS+, and Linux file system
Not available for Mac

Looking for only SD card recovery tool at a budget price? Hetman Photo Recovery is the one for you.

The digital picture recovery software does not restore videos and audio files. However, it has all the features that an efficient SD card recovery tool should possess. The software can restore multiple image formats from all types of storage media —SD cards and memory cards.

Hetman Photo Recovery can recover most of the common image formats including JPEG, PSD, TIFF, PNG, BMP, GIF etc. It can restore RAW files formats of Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Kodak, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, and Samsung, etc.

Another feature that impresses is the recovery of photos from the digital camera’s internal memory, which many of its counterparts do not provide.

Tech support is available via e-mail.

9. Getdata Recover My Photos Pro

Price: $39.95

PROS CONS
Recovers digital camera RAW images
Preview option available    
Interface not user-friendly
Supports limited video formats
Demo version doesn’t let you save recovered files
Not available for Mac  

GetData Recover My Photos Pro is apt for digital camera SD card recovery. The software supports recovery of JPEG, TIFF, BMP, and RAW file formats of DSLRs. The fact that it restores uncompressed RAW files formats of all digital camera brands makes it a good choice for professional photographers. However, you cannot recover all videos file formats except AVI, MPEG, MOV, and WAV.

It can also restore videos and audio files from camera SD cards

Recover My Photos works well in case of lost photos due to deletion and formatting. However, GetData does not recover from reformatted and corrupt camera SD cards and drives.

In terms of usage, a non-technical user may find the software little tricky. The installation process is slow, compared to other photo recovery tools in the list. The Recover My Photos software can only run on Windows PC.

Tech support is available via e-mail and phone.

10. RePicvid Photo Recovery Pro

Price: $35

PROS CONS
Easy to use
Recovers RAW camera images
Preview available
Available for Windows/Mac
Files are not recovered with original name
Slow scanning
Does not work on corrupt drives

A relatively new entrant in the SD card recovery category is RePicvid Photo Recovery Pro software from Gihosoft. It was released in September 2016.

The software has the relevant features that place it in this list. You can restore lost photos, videos and music files from all types of SD cards. The software works on common loss scenarios, such as accidental deletion, formatting, and virus attack.

The GUI is user-friendly, easy-to-use, and doesn’t require technical knowledge to operate. You can get back deleted photos, videos, and music files in few clicks — Select a drive, Scan, and Recover.

 However, on the downside, RePicvid software doesn’t have much user-friendly options like to pause the scanning in between and resume later. Many forums have also reported about slow scanning and inability to work on corrupt drives.

RePicvid Photo Recovery is also available as free module. But, the free version is limited to only photo recovery and does not offer video and audio files recovery. Though, like a paid photo recovery software, the free module works in cases of deletion and formatting and recovers RAW images from camera.

Tech support is available via e-mail.

Recap

Top 10 SD Card Recovery Software 2019

  1. Stellar Photo Recovery
  2. Remo Recover Media,
  3. EaseUS Photo Recovery
  4. Disk Doctors Photo Recovery
  5. PhotoRescue Pro
  6. O&O MediaRecovery 12
  7. MiniTool Photo Recovery
  8. Hetman Photo Recovery
  9. GetData Recover My Photos Pro
  10. RePicvid Photo Recovery Pro

Which is the best SD recovery software for you? You may have various photo, video or music file types that are lost due to some reason. Pick the recovery software that supports your need. Further, it should be safe to download, i.e., free from any malware.

Don’t consider the expensive software to be better than the cheaper or the expensive one as to be better. The research shows, price is not related to a photo recovery software efficacy. Look into the ease-of-use and recoverability capabilities. An efficient SD card recovery software should be able to recover your lost photos and videos from any camera, drone, smartphone CCTV etc.

Hope you found this post helpful!

Which SD card recovery software worked in your case? Voice your findings and opinions in the comments section below.

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  1. Alejandro Alba May 21, 2019

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