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How to Restore Data from Compact Flash Card?

Are you a compact flash card user who is struggling to retrieve data from it due to its corruption or due to loss of data from it? Then why you are making delay? You can retrieve data more easily and safely, for more information continue reading………

Below mentioned scenarios are two situations experienced by few users:

Case 1:“Hi!! I lost my entire data that was stored on 16 GB CF card. Actually, this card got corrupt all of a sudden and I couldn’t analyze the problem. But later I came to know that whatever CF card I bought is a fake one. The fake flash cards will work fine for few days and later they will get corrupt without any reason. So, if you people have any recommended program for recovering data from corrupted CF card please share. Thanks in advance!!”

Case 2:“I am using Sandisk Extreme 80MB/s CF card and I unknowingly formatted the card in m 5D2 camera. There were some images stored on that CF card which were in RAW format. Is it possible to recover them?”

When situations like above strike, you may lose entire data stored on a CF card. Let us know other common reasons that may cause data loss from compact flash card:

  • Virus attack on CF card
  • Using the same CF card on different gadgets or different OS
  • Incorrect usage of the card

Once data is lost from CF card, you cannot restore it normally, you need to put some extra efforts to retrieve data. Let us know how we can retrieve data from corrupted CF card.

Software to restore data from compact flash card:

To get back data from corrupt or formatted CF card you should use data recovery tool like Yodot Photo Recovery. By using this program, you can retrieve different types of data such as media files (mp3, mp4, WAW, XVID, etc), pictures (JPG, JPEG, PNG, etc), raw images (CR2, NEF, SR2, etc) document files, PPT, PDF, text files, etc. from compact flash card. Addition to CF card, it helps to retrieve deleted photos from flash card and other storage media card such as MMC, SDHC, SDXC, XD and memory stick . It support different brand of CF card such as SanDisk, Sony, Samsung, Kingston, Lexar, etc. This utility is compatible with all Windows versions such as Windows10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating system.

Note: Also, you can recover Compact Flash card data on Mac by employing Mac version of the software.

Procedure for compact flash card data recovery:

First, you need to connect CF card to a Windows system and follow below mentioned steps to restore its files.

Step1: Install Yodot Photo Recovery tool on Windows computer and run it, then, you can see two options like “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery” on main screen; click on any option to start recovery process

Step2: Next, it will display list of drives which is associated with that system, select the drive which represents CF card. Later, it will start scanning

Step3: After scanning, software will display recovered data in two views i.e, “Data view” and “File Type View”, Select the files which you need and save them in a desired location other than source location (same CF card)

Note: If you are a Mac user, then use Yodot Mac Photo Recovery tool to recover data from CF card on Mac OS X. This utility can support major versions of Mac OS X (like Leopard, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Snow Leopard, Lion and Yosemite)

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