Recover Files from CF Card

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How to recover files from CF card?

Compact Flash card i.e. CF are flash memory cards that are primarily designed and marketed by SanDisk. It is specially used in digital cameras and camcorders. It is used for storing digital photos, graphics images, video, songs and other multimedia files. CF’s size is larger compared to other type of memory cards such as SD, Smart Media, Memory Stick and XD card. Though CF cards provides a simpler way to store and carry media files, it can experience many problems like CF card corruption, accidental format or any unknown error and you may come across a situation where you might lose your memorable pictures and videos.

There are several reasons behind loss of data from CF cards. Some of them are explained below:

(i) CF card corruption: When a CF card gets corrupted, then it corrupts media files present in that card as well, and results in inaccessibility of data. CF card may get corrupted due to factors like using CF card forcefully when it is running out of battery, sudden system shutdown during transferring of files from card to any other device, virus infection, etc.

(ii) Wrong usage of CF card: Using CF cards on different cameras or in different system, leads to formatting of the card or file system corruption of CF card.

(iii) Accidental Deletion: This reason is most common which can be faced by any memory card user. You may press "Delete All" option in your camcorder/digital camera or delete a good photo while removing the bad one by mistake.

(iv) Disk Format: It feels really frustrating to see error message stating "Format error"; when you connect CF card to your system to view photos in your screen, those error messages compels you to format CF card which results in deletion of all your music, photos and video files that were stored in it.

 

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Your may crawl your mind thinking that after such data loss situation such as deletion, formatting, corruption, etc. will you be unable to get back your data or may think that you have lost it permanently. In such case don’t lose heart; you can recover all deleted or lost files from CF card by using Media recovery software. Deleting files like videos, songs, images, etc. or formatting CF card will never erase stored files permanently from CF cards. It only marks the file as deleted and set that space as free to store new files. Actually the files remain intact until it is overwritten by new data. But if you add new files in that space then the old files that were present before formatting or deleting in the drive will be lost permanently. After keeping in mind all these points you can start recovery process.

Media recovery tool is built with an efficient algorithm and is designed by experts to recover corrupted image file, videos, and audios from CF card. This advanced tool can also be used to know how to recover video files from corrupted memory card. It is a perfect tool for professional photographers and also for everyone, as problem of accidental deletion of image file or any other file and unintentional formatting of the card is common. It is a user friendly utility can be used by even a novice user. With the help of this software you can even recover data from different brands of external hard disk like Hitachi, Toshiba, Western Digital, Seagate, etc. In addition to this you can also restore media files from SanDisk memory card and also other brands of memory cards like Sony, Transcend, Lexar, Kingston, etc.

Perform few steps to recover files from CF card:

Step i: Run the tool and select "Recover Photos" on the home screen, as shown in Figure 1.

Recover files from CF card- Select Recover Photos

Figure 1: Select Recover Photos

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Step ii: Then next screen appears, choose either "Recover Deleted Photos" or "Recover Lost Photos" option accordingly that matches situation of data loss.

Recover files from CF card - Choose Recovery Mode

Figure 2: Choose Recovery Mode

Step iii: Select CF card icon form the list of drives and then click "Next" to proceed for the next step. After that recovery process starts.

Recover files from CF card - Select CF card

Figure 3: Select CF card

Step iv: After completion of the recovery process you will be getting a list of recovered files, you can view them by right-clicking on "Preview" option as shown in Figure 4.

Recover files from CF card - View Recovered Data

Figure 4: Preview Retrieved Files

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