How to Recover Files from Compact Flash Card?

Files are the main source of storing data. When they are created it equally becomes important for you to save them for reuse. To accomplish this purpose there are different storage systems available. Among these CF cards is one of them. The CF card is popularly used in digital devices such as camcorders, music players, DLSR etc. These cards basically is used for media file storage such as videos, audio, animations and so on.

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Since these devices are designed with flash memory they perform a fast file retrieval. Hence, they are used largely among the users for usage of their digital devices. However, at times due to negligence done by the user files are lost from these devices. Such situations are really frustrating when it comes to losing of your most important file. You can handle this circumstance only in one way that is by making use of recovery software. The best among the available recovery tool is CF Card Recovery. This software furnished with all the basic and advanced features that is needed for a perfect recovery. Read this article and check for more about this related tool and also to know how to recover data from HP flash drive.

Some precautions to be followed after losing data from CF cards:

Stop the usage of CF cards once you realize that any of your files are missing from the system otherwise you may overwrite your lost files
Don’t save any applications or files on your CF cards to save it from overwriting

Check out some scenarios that cause loss of files from CF cards:

Unintentionally pulling out the CF card from the card reader when the transfer is still on process can result in a loss of files
Capturing pictures when the digital camera is displaying low battery notifications can end up in data loss
Clicking on “Delete” or “Delete All” option selecting a wrong file can lead to its loss
Misusing the cards when they are connected to system or other digital cameras also makes file to be inaccessible. This tends you to perform photo recovery from digital camera  
Formatting the card when its attached to the system or the digital device slot and end up in massive data

However, it's good to prevent these by taking a backup. Though sometimes you still tend to lose files. During such times CF Card Recovery comes to your relief by to recover your lost/deleted files.

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The CF Card Recovery Software is a tremendous application that can give a better outcome on performing recovery on Windows and Mac systems. It engulfs a strong program that can scan your memory card and extract all the lost and deleted files from it and also supports recovery of RAW flash drive.

If you are a Windows XP user and want to restore flash drive files then examine more in the given link for the related topic. It can restore lost media files like images, videos, animations, audio files etc.

You can restore files from CF card brands like Samsung, Kingston, SanDisk and so on. You can also recover files deleted due to third party intervention, mistakes by human etc. Refer http://www.flashmedia-recovery.com/deleted-files.html for more details on deleted file recovery. Once the files are recovered you can make a preview on its content and store them to the location of your desire.

Steps to retrieve files from Compact Flash Card:

Step1: Install the demo version of the tool on your computer. Connect the CF card to your system via memory card reader. Launch the software and select "Recover Photos" from the first screen

Transcend Memory Card Recovery  - Main Screen

Fig 1: Main Screen

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Step2: Next, the software pops up the second screen from where a user can select either "Recover Deleted Photos" or "Recover Lost Photos" based on the recovery mode. Select CF card from where you lost your files

How to recover files from compact flash card   - Select Mode of Recovery Screen

Fig 2: Select Mode of Recovery

Step3: After the scan the software provides a list of files. Select your appropriate file, preview it and save it back to the system

How to recover files from compact flash card - Preview File Screen

Fig 3: Preview File Screen

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