Can I Retrieve Data from CF Card If It Is Formatted?

Memory cards are mainly used to provide additional storage capacity to electronic devices such as camera, camcorders, Smartphone’s, MP3 players, etc. Due to its great demand many types of memory cards came into existence like SD, XD, SDHC, CF, etc. CF card is one of the popularly used and small storage card. Data present on these cards like photos, videos, apps, etc. can go missing only when user commit any mistake by formatting a card.

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Let me clear you how formatting of card takes place with an example: Assume that you have taken huge photos on your camera on birthday occasion. In order to free card space you may connect the card to system to perform transfer of all the data present on it. but unfortunately connected card is not allowing you to access any data from it instead it’s just showing you an message to format the card. After trying with various methods you may hopelessly format the CF card and face data loss from it.

The above mentioned situation is just a sample example for formatting a card. There are many more reasons for performing format operation on flash cards. When user is not able to find any of his valuable data on CF card then his first question will be can I get data from CF card if it has been formatted?

Yes, it is possible to restore data from the CF card after performing format on it. But the very important thing one must do is to choose the right software to get data back because all the tools which are freely available on internet don’t guarantee effective recovery result. Hence its best to opt experts suggested utility like YupTools Photo Recovery Tool. This app is popular in market because it is included with inbuilt powerful scanning engine which scans the entire card and recovers all type of data such as images, songs, videos, etc, from the CF card in very less time.

Extraordinary Features of YupTools Photo Recovery Tool:

YupTools Deleted Photo Recovery is an amazing utility designed and developed by professional experts that can successfully recover data from formatted CF card in couple of mouse clicks. Software also works fine when the data on card is deleted, lost or become inaccessible. Tool helps users in restoring picture from memory card of various types such as SD, SDHC, SDXC, XD, etc. RAW images of particular camera brands can be restored using this powerful application. This utility can restore files images from various camera brands such as Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, etc. Software can be implemented on any Windows versions including latest version Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8. Free version of this utility is available using which you can have preview of recovered photos and other files that are lost from CF card during format. Provided an option to clarify queries regarding product or recovery, you can ask those doubts to technical support team.

Different situations that make user format CF card:

  • Human Mistake: User might connect card to system in order to perform cut paste of all the files of CF card to reduce occupied space but he might mistakenly choose format option and clear all data on it.
  • Card Corruption: Repeated conversion of file system of CF card, abrupt removal of card, adding too much of untrusted apps will all cause damage to structure of card making data unreadable, in such case user attempt to forcefully format the card.
  • Known Format: Sometimes when the CF memory card is full, you may wish to format it to add recent data. If you perform this action without maintaining the proper backup then you will be loser of all those files on it.

Steps of Recovering Data from Formatted CF Card:

  • Download Install and Run the Tool
  • Choose "Recover Photos" and then select "Deleted Photo Recovery" option and click on Next
  • Now select "Compact Flash Card" drive in the next window and click on "Next" option to start recovery process
  • Once the recovery process is completed, as set of files recovered from formatted CF card will be shown.
  • Check retrieved CF card data using "Preview" option and store them using "Save" option

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