How to Restore Photos from CF Card?

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

CF cards are very small flash memory cards which are designed to facilitate high memory capacity in smaller size. These are used in various electronic gadgets like digital camera, MP3 players, camcorders, cell phones etc. The features that made Compact Flash cards more popular are low battery consumption and high data transfer rate. That’s the reason why CF cards are commonly used these days to store different media files like videos, audios and pictures. There are instances of image loss from CF card because of any uncertain situations. In order to recover CF card picture files, you can use good photo recovery tool. Before that let’s have a look at the common reasons of deletion of photos from CF card.

Common scenarios are as follows:

  • Accidentally deleted Images: Pictures from CF card may get deleted accidentally while trying to delete some unwanted image files and some other files from digital camera while previewing them.
  • Unintentional formatting: Formatting the CF card unintentionally without proper data backup make us lose the photos and other stored in it.
  • Improper Usage of CF card: Improper usage of CF card like pulling it out vigorously while data transfer is still going on can corrupt the memory card and other files stored in it and hence make them inaccessible.
  • Incomplete Transfer Process: Sudden power failure or improper shutdown of the computer while process of file transfer is not completed can also corrupt the image files stored in CF card. Improper ejection of CF card can be another reason for the photo loss.
  • Due to Malware: Viruses are the most widespread reason for corrupting pictures stored in CF card. CF cards corrupted due to virus makes the files stored in it inaccessible.

If you have lost your pictures from the CF card from any of the reasons mentioned above then you can still recover those lost images files by using reliable picture recovery software. But you should stop saving any new files on CF card in order to avoid permanent loss of image files.

Photo recovery software, which comes handy in retrieving lost or deleted image files from the CF card. It can scan the CF card and identifies all popular media file formats. Video files and pictures deleted from the CF card due to formatting can be recovered by this software. This software supports recovery of video file types like AVI, MOV, MPEG, 3GP etc., and even recovers RAW digital pictures. This tool also helps to restore images from formatted hard drive(http://www.recoverpictures.net/after-format.html) and memory cards. Recovered images can be stored to any accessible storage drive. You can view the recovered image files before saving them. So you can just download the free demo version of this software and retrieve all the videos and pictures which are lost from your CF card. This recovery tool, helps you to recover lost or deleted photos from different types of memory cards like SD, CF, MMC and XD memory cards and capable of recovering accidentally deleted raw pictures from dslr camera of all popular brands like Olympus, Fujifilm, Nikon, Sony, Canon etc. The tool supports photo recovery from NTFS, NTFS5, FAT16, FAT32 and exFAT file system on Windows OS. You can recover the files in worst corruption scenarios, using the software. The software works to recover photos from corrupted hard drive efficiently. Get More here

Sometimes you may format your hard drives and other storage devices by miskate. Hence as a result of this all the image files that are stored in storage media get deleted. With the help of this tool you can recover pictures from formatted partition in less time.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Steps to recover Pictures from CF card are as follows:

Step 1: Launch the installed demo version of the software either by double clicking the desktop icon or from start menu list. You will get a welcome window as shown in Figure 1. Click on "Recover Photos" to choose media edition to undelete pictures.

Recover Accidentally Deleted Pictures - Main Screen

Figure 1: Welcome Window

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Step 2: You will be asked to choose between recover deleted or lost photos as shown in Figure 2. Since we have to recover deleted photos click on "Recover Lost Photos".

Recover Accidentally Deleted Pictures - Recover Deleted Photos

Figure 2: Recover Lost Photos

Step 3: Later software will show the list of available drives to recover pictures as shown in Figure 3. Select the drive from which you want to recover pictures and click on Next button.

Recover Accidentally Deleted Pictures - Drives

Figure 3: Select Memory Card

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Step 4: Software scans the selected drive for deleted pictures and displays the list of recovered pictures as shown in Figure 4.

Recover Accidentally Deleted Pictures - Recovered Files

Figure 4: Recovered Files

Step 5: Select any file and click on "Preview" button. If you are satisfied with recovered results, buy the software and save the recovered files.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

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