Retrieve MOV Files from CF Card

“I recorded many videos of .mov extension in my DLSR camera having CF card to create one documentary film. Yesterday one of my cousins took my camera to capture photos and record videos of his annual day function. Today when he returned my digicam, I really shocked because I did not find a single MOV video file stored on CF card. I forget to backup those MOV files, please anyone provide me a relevant solution to restore MOV files from camera’s CF card.”

When above discussed issue happens to you, don't get depressed; because whenever you lose or delete files from CF memory card, its content is not removed only reference to that file is deleted. The CF card just marks that space free to store new data. Thereby, it is quite possible to recover missing or erased MOV files from CF card using any media file recovery software

Common reason for loss or deletion of MOV files from CF memory card:

  • Mistakenly deleting MOV video files from CF card when it is mounted on camera
  • Accidentally formatting the CF memory card either from digital camera by using “Format” button or when it is connected to the system
  • Corruption of CF card due to virus attack
  • Abrupt removal of CF card while transferring MOV video files
  • Using the same compact flash card on different devices

There is no need to get depressed about recovering back your lost or erased MOV files from your compact flash card because any advanced media file recovery software will be able to get them back in a secure way. One of the most accurate media file recovery program that most of the users prefers is Yodot Photo Recovery. This application has the capability to rescue missing / deleted MOV videos due to any of the above mentioned reasons.

Yodot Photo Recovery tool act as the best CF card recovery software and also supports retrieval of other video files such as AVI, AVS, M4V, WMV, XVID, ASF, ASX, 3GP, DIVX, AIFF and AIF etc. Not only Compact Flash card videos, you can even employ the tool in recovering video files from pc, other memory card types such as SD, XD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC, MicroSD, iPods, internal hard drives, portable hard drives, pen drives and other storage devices. The program runs effectively on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operating system based computers or laptops. Along with video recovery, restoration of images and other media files is possible with the help of this versatile utility. More to this, the program efficiently offers excellent technical guidance to make recovery process simpler and trouble-free.

Simple procedure to restore MOV file from CF memory card:

  • Connect CF card to your computer via USB or card reader
  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery program on Windows system
  • Run the software and stick to the onscreen guiding instructions
  • Use “Deleted Photo Recovery” option to restore deleted MOV file from your CF memory card
  • Or make use of “Lost Photo Recovery” option to extract lost MOV video files from CF card
  • The software scans and displays all the partitions and external drives i.e. your compact flash card
  • Select the CF memory card drive and click “Next”
  • The tool scans the entire CF card and displays all the deleted / lost MOV files
  • Save the retrieved MOV files to your desired location on system but not onto the same CF card from where you restored MOV files

Few things which you can keep in mind are:

  • Don’t eject your CF card when it is in use, make use of specified option list to remove CF memory card
  • Once you deleted MOV files from CF card or formatted CF card accidentally, best thing you can do is stop saving any more files to it
  • Don't use the same compact flash card on various devices or unsecured device to avoid virus attack

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