Data Recovery from PNY Elite Performance Compact Flash Card

“I have connected PNY Elite Performance Compact Flash memory card to my computer to view certain files. But soon after connecting, it did not get detected by my computer and instead displayed a message in task bar that ‘memory card is not recognized’. I opened disk management utility and there it was clearly visible. So I thought assigning drive letter could solve the problem and permit me to view files present in it. Now after assigning drive letter, it is visible in Windows Explorer but when I click upon it to open, I get error message the drive needs to be formatted. I do not have backup of any files and moreover entire data is very essential for me. Does anyone have suggestions regarding this?”

PNY Elite Performance Compact Flash memory card is a perfect storage solution for photographers who are looking for reliability as well as high performance. It is UDMA compatible card that reduce burst mode and enhances transfer rates of files up to 50MB / s. It can even capture continuous shots of RAW and JPEG images at the same time and record hours of high definition videos. Although it is an ideal storage device; situation like above might make you lose important photos and videos stored in it.

Scenarios resulting in losing data from PNY Elite Performance Compact Flash:

  • Reformatting: Sometimes users may wish to reformat PNY Elite Performance Compact Flash by changing its file system for enhanced feature and security. Like, formatting, reformatting is also a process which erases entire data from PNY CF card
  • Formatting from Command Prompt: When PNY Elite Performance Compact Flash shows folder in hidden mode, you may open command prompt window to remove hidden mode. But, at the time of removing hidden mode from folder one may accidentally format PNY Elite Performance Compact Flash from Command Prompt
  • File System Corruption: File system corruption occurs due to virus attacks, inappropriate way of removing PNY Elite Performance Compact Flash memory card from computer, software malfunction and so on which results in losing data

To avoid these situations, you should be careful while commencing any action with PNY Elite Performance Compact Flash card. But, sometimes even after taking precautions, data from PNY Elite Performance Compact Flash memory card may get lost due to unknown causes. So, to get your data back, you should try recovering your files using prominent card recovery software.

PNY memory card recovery software:

Yodot Photo Recovery software doesn’t need much introduction as it has been used by many users and given positive response about its working. It deeply searches your files in PNY Elite Performance Compact Flash memory irrespective of the data loss scenario and displays them in an easy structure; so that you can identify which files you want to regain from it. As it is card recovery software, you are able to regain photos, videos, music, documents and whichever files you have saved on PNY Elite Performance Compact Flash memory card. Do not think about its quality as it is 100 % good and you can judge it by downloading free demo version and previewing required media files. If you are pleased with its performance, then only you can go further to activate full version and recover uncountable files without paying extra for them. Also, it has separate version called Yodot Mac Photo Recovery which assists users to recover photos from PNY Elite Performance Compact Flash memory card if you are a Mac user. Along with PNY Elite Performance Compact Flash memory card, it can help you to get data from PNY Elite Performance Class 10 SDHC card, SDXC card, MicroSD card, SD card and other flash memory card types.

Instructions to recover data from PNY Elite Performance CF memory card:

  • Download Yodot Card Recovery software and install it to your Windows or Mac computer according to your need
  • Connect PNY Elite Performance Compact Flash memory card to the computer in which you have installed the software
  • Run the application and follow each and every step given on the screen
  • Main screen pops up with two options which are “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Make your selection  to move further and choose the drive that represent PNY Elite Performance Compact Flash memory card
  • Press on “Next” to redirect to another screen
  • Wait till application completes scanning and choose needed files
  • By using “Data View” and “File Type View” you can easily select needed files
  • Preview media files such as photos, videos, music and at last save them on a location that you prefer

Valuable Information:

  • Do not attempt to add any files to PNY Elite Performance Compact Flash memory card once you have realized about data loss
  • To be at safe side, backup important files into an external storage device on your computer