This article tells you how to rescue files from CF card if you delete files or format your CF card.
CF card, short for CompactFlash card, is a mass storage card, released on 1994 by SanDisk. It is always use in portable electronic device like digital camera, mobile phones, E-book devices and tablet computers. Now the capacities CF card up to 137 GB (2012/10/10). So if have a device like cameras, mobiles phones you may familiar with CompactFlash (CF) card. And have your even encounter the event that you deleted your files from CF card? Sometimes when transferring videos and photos from CF card to computer, we may lose the file. Sometimes we may format our CF card by mistake, then how to recover your videos and photos from CF card? Leave it alone? No, you have chance to rescue CF card, you can recover your delete or formatted files from CF card!
Now, take a deep breath to calm down yourself! And stop taking more videos or photos to you CF card. Pull out your CF card from your electronic device and find a card reader for you CF card or directly connect your CF card to your computer.
Rescue deleted photos and videos from CF card or rescue files from formatted CF card, take the steps as following.
Download CF card data recovery for your CF card file rescuing.
Usually speaking, the files in CF card are mainly photos and videos, so a photo recovery tool can solve your problem.
Connect your CF card to your computer and launch the data recovery program. Scan your CF card with recovery program. When scanning, it is recommended to close other program running on your computer.
Preview recoverable files recovered from your CF card, and save it to your computer hard drive. It is not recommended to save files to your CF card directly. Because it will overwritten your SD card, if you failed to recover files from CF card at the first attempt, you cannot recover them in the future. CF card data recovery program is secure and risk-free. It only performs read-only operations on your CF card so if you failed your card is still safe for deep scanning or taking to data recovery service.
Can I recover all of my files from CF card?
No one can guarantee the 100% success rate. So it is recommended to scan your CF card with a free demo version. After the scanning, if you can preview your lost files from CF card, you can recover them successfully!
Can I recover files from any band of CompactFlash CF card?
Most of CF cards are supported. The tested CompactFlash (CF) cards are SanDisk, Samsung, Lexar, Olympus, FujiFilm, Kingston, Transcend, Kodak, Hitachi, and Sony.
Which kind of file formats I can recover from a CompactFlash card?
The file formats which can be recovered from CF cards are:
Common picture formats: BMP, PNG, TIF, TIFF, JPEG, JPG, GIF, PSD
Video formats: AVI, MP4, MOV, MPEG, MPG, M4V, 3G2, 3GP, RM
Audio formats: MP3, MP4, WAV, MIDI, M4B, M4A, AIFF, AIF, AIFC, RA, AMR
Raw photos: Canon CR2(CRW), Nikon NEF, Sony ARW(SR2), Fuji RAF Pentax PEF Olympus ORF, Panasonic RAW