Restore Pictures from Formatted CF Card

To regain deleted pictures from formatted CF card, utilize Recover My Photo tool. Just click on the download icon below for free to launch it on your PC. Connect the formatted CF card to your system and select it for scanning. The tool scans the CF card thoroughly and recovers all your images in a few minutes. Then, it displays the list of retrieved image files even before you activate the license of the tool. Try now!!!

Suppose you connected the CF card to your computer but it can't be accessed. It is showing an error that the drive needs to be formatted to continue using it. You may be wondering what might have gone wrong that the CF card which was working fine the last time you used it on your PC and now that it is refusing to open. At this point, many users end up losing the entire files from the CF card by clicking on the Ok button (when the format error pops up).

Scenarios of formatting the Compact Flash card

  • Quick Format: Sometimes, after connecting CF card to your Windows computer, you may accidentally perform Quick Format operation on it which leads to entire data deletion from it
  • Virus Removal: CF card becomes necessary to get rid of the dreadful viruses. The anti-virus programs installed on your PC might also delete the CF card files without notifying the user
  • File system corruption: Damages that occurred to the CF card file systems might lead to inaccessibility to the media files stored in it. You might need to format the card to fix the issues with the card file system
  • CF Card Corruption: The CF card may get corrupt for several reasons like improper handling of CF cards. CF card may be removed from the device when it is still in use when it is in use and this in turn results in card corruption. You will need to format the card to make it reusable

Whatever may be the situation in which the CF card is formatted, you can restore pictures from formatted CF cards using Recover My Photo software on your computer. The successful restoration of CF card pictures is possible until and unless you do not save new files (overwrite) on it. If once the recoverable CF card files get overwritten by new files, then it's never possible to perform CF card photo recovery.

How to unformat CF card using the Recover My Photo software?

Recover My Photo is an ultimate solution for unformatting the Compact Flash cards of various brands. The program uses unique file signatures to locate the pictures erased after the format operation. This utility can recognize almost all file formats like documents, pictures, videos, audios, etc. It also features an option to preview the recovered file items using Data View and File Type View. Furthermore, the scan results will be sorted based on their filename, size, creation date, and modified date.

You can carry out photo restoration from iPod, system drive, USB flash drive, external HDD, SSD, memory cards, memory sticks, etc. This tool is compatible to run on all editions of the Windows and Macintosh machines. Click on the given link for recovering photos from the Mac system, http://www.recovermyphoto.net/for-mac.html. A demo version of this CF card recovery program is also available for free.

Steps to recover pictures from the formatted CF card

Step 1: Connect the CF card to the PC where the Recover My Photo software is set up.

Step 2: Click on the Recover Photos option.

Step 3: Browse the storage drive that indicated the CF card. Press on the Scan button.

Main Window

Fig A: Main Window

Step 4: The Compact Flash card will be deeply scanned by the recovery tool.

Scanning in Progress

Fig B: Scanning in Progress

Step 5: Use the Data View and File Type View layouts to check the scan results.

List of Restored Files

Fig C: List of Restored Files

Step 6: You can preview the recovered images and mark the essential files for saving.

Preview Recovered Files

Fig D: Preview Recovered Files

Step 7: Specify the output folder location to save the regained pictures and click on the Save button.

Saving Recovered Recycle Bin Data

Fig E: Save the Recovered Data

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