Disk Utility Cannot See SD Card Not Mounting

 February 6, 2017      

Now a days it has become a very common issue where SD card won’t mount and also it cannot seen in disk Utility. Let go through one such real time scenario:

“Hi, hoping for some help ……I have a mid-2009 13″ MacBook Pro. The SD card reader is not recognizing any of my SD cards (won’t mount and also not seen in Disk Utility). I am thinking to reset the SMC and reformat the card but worried about my crucial data in it. So, is there any way to recover my data safely from the SD memory card? Any help is appreciated! “

Whenever you face such situations, first verify:

  • Whether any driver issues are there in the Mac
  • Insert any other flash card or pen drive to the USB port and check if that device mounts without any problem

If everything goes well with above two tasks, then the problem might be with SD card. There can be number of reasons behind disk utility cannot see SD card not mounting, like:

  • Taking photos from camera while camera prompting ‘Battery low’ message
  • Virus or Malware attack on the card
  • Inserting the card into multiple systems frequently
  • Improper ejection of SD card
  • SD file system corruption
  • If any error during file transfer process
  • Turning off the device during image processing

Due to one of these reasons, SD memory card shows undetected error message when connected to a machine. Anyways, you need to retrieve crucial data from your SD card, so Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software will definitely help you in this situation.

Why Yodot?

  • It helps to retrieve almost all file types from Mac machine
  • Its advance scanning technology scans the drive intensely and regains lost data
  • This tool will not modify original content of the file instead it recovers content and develop a new copy of it
  • Data recovery can be done from iPod, MacBook, iMac, digital camera, mobile phone and many other devices which are formatted with HFS+, HFSX, FAT16 and FAT32 file systems
  • It supports all the versions of Mac OS from Leopard to latest version

Instructions to use the tool:

Visit here to download Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software and install it on your mac machine. Launch the installed program and proceed the process by following instructions given on main screen. Then, upcoming screen will display two options, “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”. Choose a suitable option, in order to recover Mac photos. Further, application will scan and display all internal and external drives present on Mac machine, select the drive from where you want to recover files and click “Next”. Then, application will scans selected drive methodically and displays restorable files in “Data View” / “File Type View” formats. Here you can select particular file to be recovered or you can select entire files by using mark all option. Then next window will direct you to choose the desired location to save regained files.