How to Recover Data from a Sony Memory Card on Mac

Have a memory stick to recover data from? Disk Drill can help you recover your data on a Sony digital camera, digital music player, cell phone, or PlayStation Portable. macOS Monterey Ready!

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How to Recover Data from a Sony Memory Stick on Mac OS X
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As long as you can mount your Sony Memory Stick on your Mac — either by using a card reader or by directly connecting your portable device — Disk Drill can scan the stick and see if your lost files are still on it. Disk Drill is the best Sony Memory Stick data recovery software for Mac OS X.

Disk Drill can recover files from all types of Memory Sticks, including Memory Stick Select, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), Memory Stick XC and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX.

Disk Drill’s state-of-the-art algorithms will sort through the data on your Sony Memory Stick and find lost files that are invisible but still recoverable. Best of all, scanning is completely free with Disk Drill Basic edition.

#1 Download Disk Drill

Disk Drill Basic is completely free and will allow you to scan your Sony Memory Stick that you want to recover deleted files on and find out if your files are there. Download free Disk Drill Basic for Mac from this website. Double-click on the downloaded files and follow the installation instructions.

  • Download Disk Drill
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    Download Disk Drill

  • Drag to Applications Folder
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    Drag to Applications Folder

  • Launch Disk Drill
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    Launch Disk Drill

#2 Mount Your Memory Stick

Insert your Memory Stick in your device and connect the device to your Macintosh. Or, place your Memory Stick in a card reader and connect that to your Mac. You must be able to see the stick in your Finder, or else you cannot proceed with Sony Memory Stick data recovery on Mac OS X.

#3 Scan Your Memory Stick

Once memory stick recover data software is installed, launch it. Disk Drill will detect all storage devices connected to your Macintosh and display all that are available for scanning.

#4 Recover Your Files

When Disk Drill free data recovery software for Mac OS X is done scanning your Sony Memory Stick, it will display the lost files it has found.

Recovery of data from memory stick with Deep Scan

Disk Drill can scan any hard drive, whether it is FAT, NTFS, etc. It will be looking at all data as a series of bits applying its profound knowledge of file signatures. Once signatures are found it is easy to perform memory stick recover data operations to restore files like .jpg, .doc or .xls, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the best Sony data recovery software for Mac?

The best Sony data recovery software for Mac is:

  1. Disk Drill
  2. Data Rescue 6 for Mac
  3. R-Studio for Mac
  4. Recoverit Data Recovery for Mac
  5. DiskWarrior for Mac
  6. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac
  7. Stellar Data Recovery for Mac
  8. TestDisk for Mac

How do I read my Sony memory stick on my Mac?

To read a Sony memory stick on your Mac, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Connect the USB stick to a USB port on your Mac. If your Mac doesn’t have a suitable USB port, then you need to purchase a USB adapter first.
  2. Open Finder.
  3. Select the USB memory stick from the list of available locations on the left side.

How can I recover my Sony card data on a Mac?

You can recover data from your Sony card using data recovery software like Disk Drill:

  1. Download and install Disk Drill on your Mac.
  2. Connect the Sony card you want to recover to your Mac.
  3. Launch Disk Drill and scan your Sony card.
  4. Analyze recovery results and select what you want to recover.
  5. Click Recover and specify the desired recovery destination.

How do I recover deleted videos from my Sony camera on a Mac?

That depends on where the deleted videos were stored. If there were stored on the camera’s internal memory, then you need to connect the entire camera to your Mac using a USB cable. If they were stored on a memory card, then you need to remove the memory card and connect it to your Mac. Then, follow these steps:

  1. Download and install Disk Drill on your Mac.
  2. Launch Disk Drill and scan the located where your deleted videos were stored.
  3. Select and recover your videos.

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