Retrieve Files from Sony CF Card

“I am using Sony CF card in my camera to extend the memory space so that I can save many number of images without running out of space. This morning, my brother accidentally dropped the camera and since then CF card isn’t getting detected. It is so annoying! I need all the pictures saved in CF card at any cost. Is it possible to recover files from Sony CF card when it is unreadable? Please help me out...”

Sony CF card is widely used in cameras, tablets, mobile phones, etc. as external storage memory. Unfortunately, one may lose files from compact flash card in many circumstances. In such case, please do not panic! There is a solution to retrieve data from Sony CF card with utmost ease. Before knowing more about Sony CF card recovery, here is a hint on how files will be lost from Sony CF card.

Common reasons that results in deletion or loss of files from Sony CF card:

  • Accidental deletion of important files instead of needless files from Sony CF card
  • Utilizing same CF card on multiple devices can corrupt CF memory card, due to which files in it becomes unreadable
  • You may mistakenly cancel file transfer process that quits transfer of files from Sony CF card to desktop causing file loss
  • Severe virus or malware attacks on compact flash card can sometimes remove your crucial files
  • Continuous usage of camera to shot images and videos when battery is low results in loss of files from CF card on camera
  • Improper ejection or insertion of Sony CF memory card could result in missing of files

When these instances occur and files from Sony compact flash card turns to be unreachable, never try to add any data onto CF card as it might cause data overwriting and permanent loss of files. Without thinking further, make use of relevant card recovery program to get back all files from the card.

Sony CF card recovery tool:

Yodot Photo Recovery is a beneficial program that easily restores files from Sony CF card on Windows operating system. It has capability to regain pictures, RAW images, videos, music files, documents, compressed archives, etc. file types from Compact Flash card. This software can recover files from SD card, CF, MMC, MicroSD, MiniSD, memory stick, xD and other flash memory cards. Addition to memory card, user can regain files from different storage drives namely external and internal hard drive, SSD drives, pen drives, etc. This application is entirely safe and capable to bring back files from Sony CF card on all popular Windows operating systems such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. Mac users can cherish using Yodot Mac Photo Recovery utility to perform the same on OS X machines. It is compatible on Mac Leopard OS 10.5, Snow Leopard OS X 10.6, Lion OS X 10.7, Mountain Lion OS X 10.8, Mavericks OS X 10.9 and Yosemite OS X 10.10 based Apple computers.

Procedure to retrieve files from Sony CF card:

  • Connect your Sony CF card to Windows system through card reader
  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery tool and install it on your computer
  • After completion of installation, run the program to start recovery process
  • You will get two options on main screen that is 'Deleted Photo Recovery' and 'Lost Photo Recovery'
  • In that opt for either of the options to rescue files from CF card
  • Program will now show all available drives associated with computer
  • Select drive that symbolizes CF card and click next
  • Later, software scans selected drive and displays all retrieved files
  • You can easily choose files with two different views such as 'File Type View' and 'Data View'
  • Select preferred files from the list that shown below and click 'Next'
  • At last preview rescued files and browse for desired destination location to save restored media files


  • Check twice or thrice before deleting files from Sony CF card
  • Backup all your crucial files from CF memory card in other storage drive

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