How to Retrieve Videos from Formatted CF Card?


“I had connected my CF card to Mac system to move some video files. But, before transferring video files, I accidently pressed on “Format” option. Due to this mistake I lost all my video files saved on compact flash card. Please suggest me how to get back that videos from formatted CF card.”

Compact Flash card is a popular memory card to hold media data. It can be used in various digital gadgets like digital camera, handy cam, video recorder, etc. to store their media files. But most of the times Mac user accidently format the CF card on digital device or on Mac computer by facing some problems as mentioned below

  • Accidently formatting CF card either on digital device or on Macintosh system
  • Forcible ejecting CF card from Macintosh system or digital gadgets during video files transfer may induce card corruption after which formatting is the only solution
  • Continuously recording videos on digital gadgets when the compact card is full or when device is running out of low battery can damage CF card and creates the need of formatting
  • Inserting CF card on different Mac computer will corrupt the memory card and generate error message like “Card not formatted”, this will force Mac users to format it

One may come across such problems and forcefully format CF card on Mac system, facing loss of memorable videos from card. There is way to restore formatted video files from CF card with the help of advanced Compact Flash card recovery tool on Mac system.

Tool to restore videos from Compact Flash card after formatting:

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery is the most effective tool to recover videos from formatted CF card on Mac OS X. This program is designed with simple scanning procedure that restores various video file types such as AVI, MPEG, MPG, MP4, MOV, RM, ALE, 3GP, etc. from formatted CF card. This tool helps to rescue deleted or formatted video files from other flash memory cards like SD, SDXC, CF, XD, MMC and Memory Sticks. Along with video files you can also get back pictures, audios, text files, archives, folders and other document file types on Mac system. This utility is compatible to run on Macintosh OS Mavericks, Snow Leopard, Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion OS X computers.

Simple phase to rescue movie files from formatted CF card:

Download Yodot Mac Photo Recovery to your Mac system -> Using card reader, connect Compact Flash card to that computer-> Next install the software and run it according to on screen instruction-> Choose “Deleted Photo Recovery” option from main screen  to regain  videos from formatted CF card-> Pick the drive or volume that signifies your CF card connected to Mac system-> Select any video file types to restore from card -> In next step application start scanning CF card-> Once scanning procedure completes, tool will display recovered video files in two views “Data View” and “File Type View” mode -> Save those retrieved video files on desired destination location by clicking “Save” button, apart from same CF card.