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Recover Deleted Files from CF Card (Compact Flash)

Mar 18, 2013 18:27 pm / Posted by Linda to Data Recovery Topic
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We know as a photographer, you might experience a bunch of helpless things, such as: You accidentally deleted or formatted your memory card (CF) with precious photos in it? Or perhaps your CF card was damaged or corrupted, but you had now any backups, and all of your valuable photos were gone, we know this is really a painful and helpless thing, it affects not only effective operation of editing work, but also affect your mood.

No one can endure to lose important image files on a compact flash card after hours of work and setting up equipment. Unfortunately, you never think about it until it happens and when it does happen. But now it happened and hits you so hard. Well, everything is possible; you still recover deleted files from CF card with the minimum effort. It is better to be prepared and know what to do next; this article will give you some information on how to recover lost data from Compact Flash and under what circumstances.

Under What Circumstances CF card Data Recovery will be a must-have

But at the moment most of mobile devices use a limited amount of internal memory to store data like: mp4 players, phone and digital cameras. But they have a built-in slot for a CF memory card in order to expand storage capacity; it needs a USB cable to transfer data between CF card and computer, this will increase the risk of data loss.
1. You may delete files by accident or formatted CF card.
2. CF card was affected by computer virus and capacity is 0 Kb, but the file actually exist.
3. It pops up a dialogs with saying: Unformatted drive.

Guide: How to Retrieve Lost Data from Compact Flash (CF) Card

Well, if you know something about data storage knowledge, we believe in the whole process will be extremely easy. In some instances, “Deleted” and “Formatted” don't always mean “Data Gone Forever” due to the CF card or hard drive use the partition table to save content, when you delete a file, the system will simply remove this entry from the partition table, but it's still written in the sector of CF card, this data storage feature makes it possible to get back all of your data from CF card. Vibosoft CF Card Data Recovery( Card Data Recovery for Mac) program is especially designed to recover deleted files from CF card without any loss, it support various memory card and hard drive.

Card Data Recovery

Card Data Recovery program helps users recover deleted/formatted files from various memory cards. With it, you won't suffer from any data loss any more.

1Download and Install the Program

First, make sure you've connect your movie device to computer with USB cable or a card-reader, Under "My Computer", note the drive letter assigned to your camera's memory card (usually E: or F:). Then download and install the program, it will detect all of your divers and shows in details. Select the right drive letter which corresponds to your CF card, and click "Next"

Detect the drivers

2Scan, Preview and Ready to Recover Files Selectively

Selecting the drive letter to recover files from, then it will scan the CF card automatically, it may take some time to process depending on the size of the memory card you're scanning, after scanning, and all of the files will be recognized in a tree structure with details. Click

Preview the files

Selecting a folder on your computer where the recovered files are to be saved, then select the files you want to recover, then click the "Recover" button and let it works its magic, after recovery, it will pop up the output folder and you can check out the results.

Vibosoft Card Data Recovery( Card Data Recovery for Mac) program may take a little long time to deeply scan your CF card, but the results are worth the wait, it can be able to resurrect 100% of the files that were accidentally deleted or formatted from a CF card.

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