Consider a situation, you have been to trip with your friends where you have captured many photos. When you returned home, you thought of transferring those photos from CF card to your computer. When you connected your CF card to the computer, it asked you to format the card. So without paying much attention, you gave command to format the card. After formatting, you were shocked to find that the files in your CF card have become inaccessible. Under such condition you may feel like you lost all your photos. But the fact is, you have not lost those photos yet. It is just invisible and you can recover it at any time with the help of a good recovery software.
A Compact Flash is a memory card which is generally a small storage device. It can be used to store data such as photos, videos, audios and many more. It is widely used in portable digital devices like digital cameras, camcorders, handicams etc. Although it has many good features, it has some disadvantages also and one of the disadvantages is data loss. It occurs due to many reasons. Below mentioned are some of them:
- While deleting some unwanted photos from your CF card, you may accidentally select “Delete all” which makes all the photos inaccessible from it
- If you use your CF card in different devices then the card might get formatted and as a result of this you may lose all the photos
- If your CF card is attacked by virus then you may not access files from it and as a result, you may suffer from data loss
- Using CF card when your camera’s battery is running out of the power leads to lose some files from it
- If you save large amount of data then your computer displays like the CF card is empty. After this error message you won’t be able to access files from it
Apart from these scenarios there exists some unknown reasons due to which you may lose files from your CF card. But you need not feel bad for lost files because as discussed above, you can easily recover files with the help of a photo recovery software. One of the best photo recovery software that has all the features to recover Compact Flash card is Yodot Photo Recovery software. This software deeply scans your CF card and hence displays all the recoverable files from it. With the help of this software, you will be able to find the files that you are looking for. You can refer this page for more information.
The steps that you should follow while recovering Compact Flash card are as below:
Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery Software in your computer. You can check its demo version to know about the recovery steps. Once you have installed the software run it to start the recovery. As you run the software, you will find two main options on the screen namely “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”. Click on the option “Deleted Photo Recovery” if you want to recover accidentally deleted photos. Choose the option “Lost Photo Recovery” in case you lost files due to formatting and unknown reasons. On the next screen you can see all the drives present in your computer. Select the drive that represents CF card and click on “Next”. You will see all the files types. Select the file type that you need to recover otherwise click on “Skip” option to select all the files by default. On the next window you can see all the recoverable files from CF card. Select the files that you need to recover and again click on “Next” to continue. Preview the files before saving it to the desired location. Finally choose the location to save the recovered files