Think of this situation: You have connected Compact Flash card to your laptop so that you could transfer all your data to it as a backup copy. But during the process of transmission, your laptop got turned off due to low battery. After attaching power source to laptop you have restarted it so that you can resume the transfer process. But for your shock, all files were missing from your Lexar Compact Flash card. In such situation you may get disappointed for losing entire data from Lexar Compact Flash card.
Don’t be nervous!!! When you cannot find your files in Lexar Compact Flash card it doesn’t mean that it longer exists in it. Lexar Compact Flash card retains your data unless and until you add new data into it. However, there are several instances responsible for losing data from Lexar Compact Flash card. Few of them are as follows:
- Accidental deletion: Sometimes while dealing with unwanted files you may accidentally delete important files from Lexar Compact Flash card when it is connected to computer or directly from camera
- Virus attack: When Lexar Compact Flash card is infected with the viruses then it deletes few files present in it and in severe cases it might corrupt CF card leaves it in inaccessible state
- Improper usage: It includes pulling out Lexar CF card improperly from your computer, clicking photos when battery is low, using same CF card on different devices etc.
- Unintentional formatting: You may accidentally click on “format” option when your computer prompts you to format Lexar Compact Flash card if you connect it for the first time
However, all these situations can be easily avoided if you have backup of important files. But you may feel helpless when you lose all your files without any warning. Under such circumstances, to get your data back from Lexar Compact Flash you should use appropriate Lexar Compact Flash recovery software.
Yodot Photo Recovery is one of the excellent tools which assist you in getting back entire data from Lexar Compact Flash card. This photo recovery utility not only helps you to restore your pictures but also other files like music, videos, documents etc. without damaging it further. The good thing about this software is it will allow you to preview rescued photos before saving it to the specified location. The steps to recover data from Lexar Compact Flash card is as follows:
First of all download the application and install it to your computer. Get here. Connect Lexar Compact Flash card to your computer in which you have downloaded the software. Run the application and follow the steps given on it. You will find two options on the main screen which are “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”. Select anyone according to the situation you have come across. You will now find all the drive including the drive representing your Lexar Compact Flash card. Click on the drive that represents Lexar Compact Flash card. Allow the application to scan the selected drive. Choose file types to be recovered. Make your selection by using two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”. Preview media files and then save it on a location that you prefer.