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CF Card Data Recovery-Recover CF Card deleted, formatted or lost data

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Posted By Sarah S.

What's a Compact Flash card?

Typically uses flash memory in a standardized enclosure, the Compact Flash (CF) card is a popular mass storage device format used in a variety of portable electronic equipments, such as cameras, camcorders, DSLRs, game devices, music players, etc. to store photos, videos, audio files and other multimedia files safely and to make their portability easier.

How to recover CF card data deleted, formatted or lost on Mac?

* Accidental deletion
* Pressing the reformat button in camera
* Various reasons of damage like low battery power, turning off on writing/reading, etc.
* And so forth

You may have lost your vital photos, videos and audio files from a CF card due to any reason above. As a matter of fact, the files are not completely erased from the CF card on the deletion or formatting. Only files names and properties are erased, the file content is still hanging around and recoverable. All you need is to get a CF (Compact Flash) card recovery Mac tool, which can help to retrieve all the contents. CF card Data Recovery for Mac (compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 EI Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8(Mountain Lion), 10.7, 10.6, or 10.5) is one of that. Before acting, keep in mind that less operation on the CF card gives you higher chances to get lost files back.

Step 1. Connect your CF card to Mac

Connect your CF card to the Mac through proper adapters or the device directly. Download the free trial version of Canon CF card recovery from its official site and install it on your Mac computer. Then connect the CF card to computer via a card reader.

Step 2. Select the CF path for recovery

The program can detects all drives connected to the computer. On the drive list, select your CF card as target drive. Then click the "Start Scan" button to perform full scan of deleted photos on CF card..

Step 3. Recover CF card on Mac

After the complete scan, all the files found back are well listed in the scan result panel. Check the folders of audio, video(.mxf) and photo on the left, and then hit "Recover" to get them all back. Remember to save them on your Mac or other storage devices, but not the same CF card from which you lost them before due to safety of the file.

Tip: Don't save the recovered photos on your original Compact Flash card again. Find another place for safety's sake. If you are a Windows user, please try CF card Data Recovery (compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP) here to do Compact Flash data Recovery.

Comments (2)

By Jan R. on JUL 14 2017 @ 3:23PM

If you have to format the card to your Mac, can it ever be used on a PC later?

By Rocky K. on JUL 12 2017 @ 9:07AM

So, like is an SD card considered a CF card?

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