Rescue Deleted Files from Compact Flash Card on Mac

One of the most successful and reliable memory chip used in electronic gadgets is compact flash cards, in short CF cards. These memory cards were earlier developed by the SanDisk to offer great storage capacity, high resistivity and compatibility to be used in different media devices. Now most of the users are using this compact flash memory card to save photos, videos, mp3 music, audio and other media files for a long time; but unfortunately they often meet unexpected data loss as most of the times, they delete few valuable files from the card.

Files from the compact flash card might get erased in following listed circumstances:

  • Users often attempt to erase some valuable files from compact flash card and later they realize their mistake when they need deleted files
  • If Compact flash card is attacked by viruses then anti-virus software may delete some files from card automatically while scanning it
  • Formatting compact flash card intentionally after its corruption or format errors will erase complete files from it

Very first, data writing should stop immediately on affected compact flash card so that chances of recovering complete files get maximized. Also, you can switch your compact flash card to read only mode in order to avoid further deletion of files on card. Now all you end up searching the right application that can ensure effective and risk free recovery of deleted files from CF card on Macintosh machine.

CF card data recovery tool for Mac

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software offers the best detection of deleted files from compact flash memory cards on Mac OS X computers. This software has user friendly wizard interface to get deleted files quite easily. You can restore deleted videos, photos, audio files and other media files from compact flash card along with SD, SDXC, MicroSD, xD, XQD and other type of memory cards. In addition, this utility helps users in recovering deleted pictures from Mac hard drive, external HDD, pen drive, iPod devices etc. With this tool, you can restore deleted or missing files from compact flash cards manufactured by SanDisk, Transcend, ADATA, Lexar, PNY, PQI, Sony, Samsung, Toshiba and many others.

Get familiar with steps for retrieving deleted files from compact flash card on Mac!

  • Download Yodot Mac Photo Recovery application in your Mac and install it
  • Now connect your compact flash card to that Mac computer by using card adaptor
  • Launch the utility by clicking on shortcut icon displayed on your Mac desktop
  • On the first screen, you can see two options “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Select “Deleted Photo Recovery” option as per the data loss scenario occurred on your compact flash card
  • You will be moved to the next window where you can see your externally connected compact flash card
  • Select CF card and click on Next tab to start scanning process
  • Now this application scans the selected compact flash card and retrieves all deleted files
  • You will get all recovered files displayed in Mac finder Style Interface
  • Now choose all files that are recovered and use ‘Preview’ option to view them before saving
  • Finally click on ‘Save’ button to save your selected files on desired destination location on your Mac computer hard drive

Useful Tips!

  • Don’t use the same compact flash memory card frequently with the different devices
  • Viruses can delete some files from compact flash card so keep scanning it with an updated anti-virus tool
  • Always preserve backup of important files on different storage devices like your Mac hard drive

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