How to recover files on XD Card

If you have an older Fujifilm or Olympus digital camera, chances are it uses an XD memory card. If you have deleted a photo by mistake or if your card seems to be corrupted, Disk Drill can help. Our app for XD card picture recovery on Mac can scan your card and find deleted photos. macOS Sonoma Ready!

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How to recover files on XD Card

Most of the time, cameras work just the way you want them to. But sometimes you delete a photo by mistake — or you transfer the photos to your computer, but then your hard drive crashes. These disasters might mean your photos are lost for good, but a lot of times your photos are still there — they’re just invisible!

Disk Drill knows how to recover deleted files from XD picture card on Mac. It will scan your camera card and give you a list of any lost photos that it finds. The process is simple — just use the steps below.

#1 Download and Install free Disk Drill

First download the Disk Drill data recovery software for Mac. It can be installed on any Mac OS 10.8.5 and higher (including 11.0 macOS Big Sur). You can also install the app on a USB flash drive if needed.

  • Download Disk Drill

    Download Disk Drill

  • Drag to Applications Folder

    Drag to Applications Folder

  • Launch Disk Drill

    Launch Disk Drill

#2 Attach Your XD Card

Next, mount your XD card on your Mac, by connecting your digital camera or placing it in a card reader. Disk Drill can be used for micro XD card data recovery as well.

#3 Scan Your XD Card

Once you have connected your card, launch Disk Drill and select the XD card from the list of drives. Then click the “Recover” button and wait for the scan to complete.

Disk Drill can dig deeper

Disk Drill offers Deep Scan that works through the raw data from a hard drive. It doesn't care if your drive is FAT, NTFS, or else. Disk Drill just scans through the remaining fragments of your files treating them like a puzzle with all of its knowledge of file signatures. Once it recognizes the binary signature it can easily recover files like .jpg, .doc, .xls, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How to Recover Files from an XD Card?

To recover files from an XD card using the following steps:

  1. Download and install Disk Drill XD Card Recovery Software;
  2. Connect the xD Card to Your Computer;
  3. Launch Disk Drill and select the xD card from the disk list;
  4. Click the Search for lost data button to start scanning;
  5. Preview the found files and select those you want to restore.
  6. Click the Recover button to complete the recovery.

How to Repair Common XD Card Errors?

The macOS Disk Utility application can repair common XD card errors. Use this procedure:

  1. Connect the XD card to your computer with a card reader.
  2. Launch Disk Utility.
  3. Select the XD card from the available devices.
  4. Click First Aid to check for errors. Disk Utility will repair errors if it can and report on the status of the XD card.

Which are the common XD card errors?

There are several types of XD card errors including:

  • Card not recognized by your operating system;
  • Format or filesystem error;
  • Files and data are corrupted;
  • Incompatibility with some camera models.

How do I recover an XD file?

You can recover a deleted XD file using several different methods:

  • Use the device’s Recently Deleted folder;
  • Restore data from a previously made backup;
  • Recover with data recovery software like Disk Drill.

How do I get my pictures off my XD card for free?

Try looking for deleted pictures in the Recently Deleted folder on the device that contained the XD card. Most devices save deleted items for 30 days, allowing them to be recovered quickly and easily.

How do I recover deleted files from my Canon memory card?

Recovering deleted files from a Canon memory card is easy with Disk Drill. Follow these steps:

  1. Download and install Disk Drill Memory Card Recovery;
  2. Connect the Canon Camera or memory card to your computer;
  3. Start Disk Drill and select the card from the available disks;
  4. Click the Search for lost data button to scan the card;
  5. Preview the recoverable files and select those you want to restore;
  6. Click the Recover button to complete the recovery.

Can you recover deleted photos from xD card?

Yes, you can recover deleted photos from an xD card using data recovery software like Disk Drill. Just know that you need to act quickly because deleted photos can only be recovered until they become overwritten with new data.

How do I access my xD card?

To access the content of your xD card, you need to insert it into an xD card reader and then connect the reader to your Mac.

What is a xD picture card used for?

xD picture cards are now used almost exclusively by old digital cameras made by Olympus and Fujifilm. Modern digital cameras and other electronic devices use mainly SD cards.

Is a micro SD card the same as an xD card?

No, micro SD cards are modern flash memory cards with fast data transfer speeds and large storage capacities. xD cards, on the other hand, are only up to 2 GB large, and they have been discontinued since 2009.

How do I import pictures from my xD card to my computer?

To import pictures from your xD card to your computer:

  1. Connect the xD card to your computer.
  2. Launch the Photos app.
  3. Select the xD card in the sidebar.
  4. Click Import All New Items.
  5. Wait until your pictures are imported.

Don't wait any longer!

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