Recover Corrupted Compact Flash Card

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

How do I restore files from Compact Flash card after corruption?

Are you in search of a suitable software to get back inaccessible files from the corrupt CF card? Compact Flash cards usually come with large volume, can carry out faster write/read operations and compatible with most of digital devices. Hence the CF card is widely used in digital cameras, camcorders, music players, mobile phones, etc. for saving pictures, videos and audio clips. However things get worse, when the Compact Flash card gets corrupted and put users at the end of great panic when they don’t have backup of media files stored on the CF card. Then it's time to know about recovering files from CF card in a simple way without causing further damage to them. Need not worry, you can retrieve CF card data on your own using an expert flash card recovery software.


There's no need to take the help of expensive data recovery service, you just need to download and install a compact flash recovery software on your computer and then follow a few steps as shown by its user friendly interface to make a few clicks to get back lost files from Compact Flash card. You can preview recovered files from Compact Flash card at the end of the file recovery process and analyze its performance. This tool is rated as the best digital camera flash card recovery software to recover RAW images and videos files from famous DSLR camera brands including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Kodak, FujiFilm, etc.


Scenarios that could result in the corruption of Compact Flash card are:


  • Abruptly pulling out the CF card when camera is turned on or switching off camera during file transfer, saving or processing images
  • Capturing photos or videos when the digital camera is showing low on battery or CF card is full on the memory
  • Synchronization errors during media file transfer between CF card and computer due to power failures, system shutdown and sudden removal of the card
  • Incorrectly using format option in the camera or formatting of CF card on the computer instead on the camera
  • File system corruption due to virus infection or malware action on compact flash card when you connect it to the virus infected PC
  • Formatting errors and using the same Compact Flash card in multiple digital cameras

Files on Compact Flash card becomes inaccessible and might be lost due to the corruption of CF card. When you plug in your corrupted CF card into the camera, it may display a message saying there are no files on the CF card and when you connect it to a computer, it might show files but with strange names. In some cases, computer won’t recognize your CF card at all. Then how to access data from a CF card that is not recognized by computer??? Remember, flash recovery software is there to rescue and recover your media files i.e. photos, videos and audio files from corrupted CF card in few minutes.


Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

 

Note:

  • To overcome the loss of files from CF card in the future, better regularly take a backup copy of your important files from Compact Flash card onto an external storage drive.
  • If you don’t have a backup copy and lost CF card files, the first thing you should do is stop using the digital device with CF card inside to take more photos or videos and for saving any new files.
  • If you do, it might overwrite the deleted file space on CF card memory with new files and reduce chances of file recovery from CF card. When you connect the CF card to Windows PC it may prompt message to format the CF card, ignore the message and do not format it before the data is recovered.

Get back media files from corrupted Compact Flash card


Irrespective of the cause behind the corruption of Compact Flash card, you can easily restore your favorite photos, movies and other media files with the aid of flash recovery software. This software uses advanced algorithms to scan the compact flash card and to recover files based on their unique file types. It can undelete photos from compact flash card to restore JPEG, JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, TIF, BMP, PSD and RAW images in few mouse clicks. You will be able to get back lost files from reformatted, formatted or inaccessible flash memory cards on Windows 7, XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems.


Using this flash card recovery utility, you will be able to retrieve files from different flash memory card types such as XD, SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC and Memory Sticks. Other than photos, it can also recover AVI files from flash card along with MP4, MOV, MPEG, MPG, M4V, 3G2, 3GP and RM video file formats. It is also possible to get back audio file types like MP3, WAV, MIDI, M4b, AIFF, AIF, RA, and AMR. It supports file recovery from Transcend,>SanDisk, Kingston, Samsung, Lexar, Sony and brands of flash cards. This flash card recovery software has potential to retrieve deleted, lost or inaccessible photos, videos and music from various iPod models, hard drives, USB flash drives, external hard drives and FireWire Drives. You can also carry out flash card file recovery on Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion operating systems.


Steps to recover files from Compact Flash card are:


Step 1: Download and install trial version flash recovery software on your Windows computer. Now connect the Compact Flash memory card from which you lost files to system. Run the software, either from the Programs Menu or by clicking on the desktop shortcut icon and select "Recover Photos" option from the main screen as shown in Figure 1.


Recover Corrupted Compact Flash Card - Select Recover Photos option

 

Figure 1: Select Recover Photos

 

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

Step 2: When you select Recover Photos option, a new window appears displaying two option "Recover Deleted Photos" or "Recover Lost Photos". Select "Recover Lost Photos" to restore lost media files and proceed to the next step. Select CF card to recover files from it and click "Next" button. You can even select file types to be recovered based on their unique signature otherwise you can skip this step using "Skip" button as shown in Figure 2.

 

Recover Corrupted Compact Flash Card - File Type Selection Screen

 

Figure 2: Select File Types

 

Step 3: This software scans your entire CF card to recover deleted or lost photos, videos and music files. Once the scanning is completed, it displays list of recovered files as shown in Figure 3. You can even preview those files by right clicking on any desired file and using "Preview" option.

 

Recover Corrupted Compact Flash Card - Dispalys recovered photo files

 

Figure 3: Recovered Files from CF Card

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)

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