How to recover photos from Compact Flash cards?


Compact Flash cards are reasonably rugged but, may experience corruption problems from time to time. Earlier, Photographers of the past need to capture pictures using the cameras but should spend a lot of time in the darkroom handling all the variables of making a good print like developing temperature, chemicals, papers etc. The same is true with the digital images. Taking pictures is the first step but luckily, the post processing of the darkroom can now be done far more quickly and easily on your home computer. This is because, today’s digital cameras use Memory cards that use flash technology to store the photos and other data. The things that were horrendously difficult   even in a  dark room are hideously easy using the  digital cameras and memory cards.

The CF card is one such memory card that is popular for its flexibility and greater storage capacity. You can use a media reader to import photos from a camera’s CF card to your computer and can view them on your PC. When on vacation, consider travelling with a laptop or taking the time to download your images onto a computer to safeguard your images. Specially, in order to make room for new photos, you preferred to move already taken photos using CUT and PASTE commands. While transferring the images from the camera to your computer using cut and paste commands, suddenly your laptop gets turned off due to low battery when transfer process was about to complete. When you returned back to your home and turned on your laptop to view those photos, you were shocked to see that some of your precious photos are missing. As soon as you realize that the photos are missing from your computer, you immediately checked the digital camera’s memory card. However, you are unable to find those photos on memory card also!!! You might have lost few photos due to interruption during data transfer by sudden system shutdown. There are several other reasons like accidental deletion, formatting, virus attacks etc. that may cause loss of photos.

Don’t fret!!! Still there are chances to recover images from CF card by using this reliable and proficient CF Card Recovery Software. With the help of this tool, you can recover photos from Compact Flash card of 32 GB or 64 GB, manufactured by SanDisk, Kingston, Lexar or any other leading brand of CF card. Using this software, you can perform SanDisk CF card data recovery within few mouse clicks.However, you should make sure that you have not saved or copied anything to your CF card after losing photos from it or before starting CF card photo recovery process. This is mainly to avoid permanent loss of your precious photos. It is easy, safe and fast recovery process to recover images from CF card. CF card Recovery is specially designed with extremely fast built-in scanning engines and advanced algorithms that helps in restoring photos from CF cards. It can also recover corrupt CF card data by reading its sectors instead of directory structure.

This professional CF Card Recovery Software can recover different types of files including photos from the CF cards. This software supports both Type-I and Type-II Compact Flash memory cards.  You can also perform CF card photo recovery of various file formats like JPEG, TIFF, PNG, JPG, RAW & CR2. It has simple GUI that guides you how to recover photos from Compact Flash card in few simple steps. If you have accidentally formatted CF card instead of performing some other functions then also you can make use of this software to perform formatted CF card recovery. If you want to recover photos from Compact Flash card on your Mac Operating System then also don’t worry!!! You can use the Mac version of the CF Card Recovery Software to perform CF card recovery on Mac.

Steps to recover photos from Compact Flash card:

Step 1: Download and install the CF Card Recovery Software and then connect the CF card. After that launch the software and select “Recover Photos” option from the main screen and then select either “Recover Deleted Photos” or “Recover Lost Photos” option from the next screen to recover images from CF card.

CF card Recovery Software - Main Screen

Step 2: Now, you can see your CF card listed on a screen, select that CF card and click on “Next” option to start the CF card photo recovery process

CF card Recovery Tool - CF card Selection Screen

Step 3: Once the CF card photo recovery is done successfully, view photos recovered using “Preview” option

Recover data from CF card - Preview Screen

Tips to avoid loss of photos

Do not interrupt the transfer process by any means like power failures, abrupt removal of card from a card reader or camera, sudden system shutdown etc. In order to avoid power failure problems, make use of UPS. If you are using Laptop then make sure that the laptop’s battery is fully charged.


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