Mac Photo Recovery for Nikon NEF File

Nikon cameras save the captured photo with .nef as its file name extension. These NEF files sometimes get corrupted due to virus intrusion or by usage of any third-party software such as anti-virus software. Due to corruption, NEF files eventually become inaccessible to Mac operating system when connected to Mac computers. If you want to perform Macintosh image recovery for Nikon NEF file, you can use photo recovery software for Mac OS that can recover photos and videos of various file formats. It supports photo recovery on different types of professional DSLR cameras such as Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, etc to name a few. It is capable of recovering photos of CR2, CRW, SR2, X3F, RAF, etc formats, music files of formats like MP3, WAV, MIDI, etc and video file formats like AVI, MOV, MPG, MP4, etc. This software is compatible on Mac OS X like Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, etc and can perform photo recovery for external USB drive, hard drive and FireWire drives.



Nikon cameras uses memory card to store large amount of photos and videos, as it has lesser internal storage space. These memory cards can be used widely in number of multimedia devices; hence they are often prone to corruption which can cause loss of photos when connected in Nikon cameras. However, you can undelete pictures from corrupt memory card, flash card, iPods, etc by using this photo recovery software. User can also restore deleted pictures from hard disk drive in couple of mouse clicks. The other scenarios for loss of Nikon photos in which this recovery software can be used are:

  • Unintentional deletion: When you accidentally deletes NEF files using "Delete all" option on Nikon camera or using "Command+Delete" key combination when connected to Mac computer.
  • Virus infection: As memory card used in Nikon camera is often prone to virus attack, it may damage NEF files present on the camera.
  • Accidental format: While using memory card of camera on Mac computer, if you accidentally format it; this will result in deletion of entire photos and videos from the memory card.
  • Transfer of photos: While transferring photos between Mac computer and Nikon camera, if power failure occurs then it may leads to loss of photos or they may become inaccessible.
  • Improper unplug: If you unplug your Nikon camera abruptly from the Mac computer, it will causes the loss of photos and video files.

So, it is always recommended to use photo recovery software to perform Macintosh lost image recovery for Nikon NEF files. Below are the steps to use this recovery tool:

Steps to recover Nikon NEF files on Mac:

Step 1: Connect Nikon Camera card to Mac system. Download and install demo version of Mac photo recovery software on your Mac machines. Launch the software and choose "Recover Photos" option from the main window. Now, select either �Recover Deleted Photos� or �Recover Lost Photos� based on your requirements.

Mac Photo Recovery for Nikon NEF File � Main Window

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: After that, select the connected Nikon camera memory card from which photos are to be restored and tap on Next button.

Mac Photo Recovery for Nikon NEF File � Select Nikon Camera Card

Figure B: Select Nikon Camera Card

Step 3: Once done with recovery process, the software will display the recovered pictures that you can preview it as shwon in Figure C.

Mac Photo Recovery for Nikon NEF File � View Recovered NEF Files

Figure C: View Recovered NEF Files

Step 4: You can preview the recovered photo using �View� button, as shown in Fig D, and if satisfied with the results, purchase the full version to save recovered data using �Save� option.

Mac Photo Recovery for Nikon NEF File � Save Restored NEF Files

Figure D: Save Restored NEF Files

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