How to Restore Files from Lexar CF Card?


Now days, everyone wants to have their own cell phones with advanced features especially with camera to capture wonderful moments. Although the capabilities of mobile phones improved significantly, internal storage of cell phones remained comparatively low. If you download some images, ringtones, songs or any applications, internal memory of your cell phone become full and you are not able to save large amount of data. To avoid this problem cell phones use external phone memory in the form of memory cards, which are portable storage devices and works like hard drives. Lexar CF card is the most preferred memory chip to be used in electronic device to store files. Unlike hard drives, Lexar CF cards are less prone to mechanical damages but, there are more chances of logical failures. Sometimes, by mistake if your media files get deleted or lost while transferring files from your Lexar CF card to Windows based system, then you can easily perform Lexar CF card recovery by using advanced and efficient CF card recovery software.

When you delete a photo, audio or video file from your Lexar CF card, it will not get deleted permanently, instead pointers pointing to that particular file are deleted and mark that space as free to use. Actually, the file which is deleted is not visible to you, but it is still present until a new file is saved over that free space and you can restore them using reliable CF card recovery software.

The chief few factors leading to file loss in Lexar CF memory cards are as follows:

  • Accidental Deletion of files: You may accidentally delete photos from CF cards using Shift + Command key combination on Mac OS X or Shift + Delete command on Windows OS or you might accidentally format the Lexar CF card thus resulting in data loss.  Data loss can also occur if you transfer or copy files from one storage medium to the other storage medium.
  • Virus Attack: Viruses such as malware, spyware, Trojans, adware, computer worms etc., are the most widespread cause of data loss in memory cards. These virus damage important system files as a result of which storage device fails to boot, leading to data loss.
  • File System Corruption: Improper start up procedures and abruptly removing the Lexar CF card from the card reader can lead to file system corruption thus resulting in huge data loss.

To overcome from above mentioned scenarios, you should make a habit of keeping a backup of your important files. Do not uses the affected Lexar Compact Flash memory card to save any new files because, new files may overwrite your previous deleted data. As, overwriting may lead to permanent data loss. Once you come to know that your Lexar CF card is corrupted or your files have been deleted accidentally, remove that card from the device to avoid overwriting operations. Connect it to your system through card reader and recover your deleted or lost image files using relevant recovery software.   

CF card recovery software is non destructive and read only software, which helps you to recover your deleted or lost or corrupted image files from CF cards on Windows as well as on Mac OS X of all latest versions. This software uses powerful inbuilt algorithms, which scans your memory card quickly. It can also perform corrupted CF card recovery by reading its sectors instead of directory structure.You can download the demo version of this software. It is  an effective recovery tool, which helps you to recover lost or deleted files and folders from different types of memory cards like SD, CF, MMC and XD memory cards and capable of recovering and restoring digital RAW images from all popular brands of digital cameras like Olympus, Fujifilm, Nikon, Sony, Canon etc. The software recovers more than 280 file types and also facilitates recovery of files from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, Ext FAT drive. You can use the Mac version of the CF Card Recovery Software to recover CF card Mac.

CF card is capable of storing almost all types of media files that are present. During the process of transfer of files from the system in to device or vice versa if you pull out the card abruptly may cause loss of those important video files that were being transferred. You can easliy recover video files from CF card using the CF card recovery tool.

Steps to perform Lexar CF card recovery:

Step 1: Download and install the CF Card Recovery Software and then connect your Lexar 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

CF card Recovery Software - Main Screen

Figure A. 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 media file recovery process

CF card Recovery Tool - CF card Selection Screen

Figure B. Select Drive

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

Recover data from CF card - Preview Screen

Figure C. Vew Types

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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