Recover Data from a Compact Flash Card

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

Best way to Restore Files from Compact Flash Card


The memory card is often preferred storage device to hold photos and other media files as it is small in size. You can insert it inside the memory card slot in your digital camera and carry together with you to capture vacation trip photos, marriage ceremony or other joyful moments. You can also use it inside cell phones to store captured pictures and other media files such as your favorite audio playlist, video files, doc files, etc. There are different types of memory cards such as SD card, xD card, CF card, micro SD card and so on. The most commonly used memory card is a CF card. CF card is often a safe and sound device to save all your media files. But, there are instances when the CF card will show errors as a result of some software problems and results in file loss. Irrespective of the reason, why you are getting card error, you'll be able to recover data from the Compact Flash card by using reliable Computer File Recovery software.

You will get card error due to many internal logical errors, like if the file system of the CF card is corrupted. The file system of a storage device can get corrupt when you remove the CF card from your computer improperly or if you have used the same card on various electronic devices etc. If your CF card isn't allowing you to store files and throwing an error message, then the very last option left for you to bring it in its working state is formatting. But after formatting the CF card, all the files will be erased and leads to data loss. Many times you may also lose files from CF card on account of unexpected incidents, such as accidental formatting of CF card, unintentional deletion of media files, sudden shutdown of laptop or system while transferring files from CF card to system, etc. Under these scenarios, you may lose valuable data like image files of your child’s first birthday photos, vacation trip photos, your favorite audio playlist, etc. Losing such worthy images and audio files can be heartbreaking. If you don’t have a backup, then the very last chance to recover data from a CF card will be by using reliable Computer File Recovery software.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Computer File Recovery software support file restoration on all versions of Windows operating system. You can apply it to recover image files from various memory cards including SD card, xD card, CF card, MMC, memory stick, etc. It's also possible to put it to use to do media file recovery from several types of external hard drives including SATA, SCSI, IDE, etc. In addition to photos, it can also recover other media files such as music, videos, etc. It’s a read-only and fastest recovery tool. This application can also recover lost files from the desktop on all the latest version of the Windows-based operating system. Moreover, this software can even recover data from Recycle Bin that are bypassed or lost due to Shift-Del command. It performs perfectly to extract all sorts of media file formats because it's built with assorted inbuilt recovery modules. Suppose, if you have doubt about the software, you can make it clear by using its demo version. If you want to restore lost files from CF card on Mac then you can use the Mac OS X file recovery tool.

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Steps to recover data from a compact flash card:

Step 1: Run the application on your PC. Connect the CF card to this system.

Step 2: Click on the Recover Files option. Choose the drive that corresponds to the Compact Flash card. Hit on Scan button.

Windows File Recovery - Select Recovery Mode

Step 3: The software then starts scanning the CF card.

Windows File Recovery - Select Drive

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Step 4: View data recovered from Compact Flash card either in “File Type View” or “Data Type View”

Windows File Recovery - File Type View Recovered Files

Step 5: You can preview each of the files in the recovered list of files.

Windows File Recovery - Preview Recovered Files

Step 6: Mark the files for recovery and save them to a suitable drive location.

Windows File Recovery - Save Recovered Files

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008