Formatted CF Card Recovery – Get Your Data Back After CF Card Format

By | November 27, 2017

Formatted CF Card Recovery

Efficiently Retrieve Lost, Deleted, Missing Files From Formatted Compact Flash Card!

Summary: Previously I have shared the solution about how to recover deleted files from CF card with a not formatted error. Similarly, in this article I am going to post about formatted CF card data recovery solution that will help you to recover lost/deleted pictures, videos and audio files from formatted CF card with ease.

If you do not want to read the complete article then simply install and try CF Card Recovery Tool [Expert Recommended] to restore data from formatted CF (Compact Flash) cards. With the help of CF card formatted recovery, one can:

  • Extract lost, missing, inaccessible data from formatted CF cards.
  • Rescue photos from CF card as well as movies, music and other videos and audio files.
  • Not only recover formatted CF card, but also recover formatted SD cards, Smart Media cards, MMC cards, xD picture cards, etc.
  • Extract data from corrupted, damaged, unrecognized, unreadable, formatted CF memory cards.
  • Preview recoverable files within software after scan. It’s absolutely free.
  • 100% read-only program. Safe and secure.

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About Compact Flash (CF) Card Formatting

Compact Flash Card also known as CF card which is small memory card types that comes in different memory sizes such as 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, etc. It is used in several electronic devices such as smartphone, digital cameras, mp3 players and in PC/Mac. It is mostly used to store photos, videos, audio and other multimedia files.

But there are many users out there facing the same one kind of problem that is – formatting of CF card. Just check out the below-mentioned practical scenario.

Practical Scenario:

Recover formatted CF card data?

Can I Recover formatted CF card data? I have the canon G1, I went to the Format menu to check the remaining MB space on my CF card, but I accidentally formatted my card. Can I recover the data?

William W.

                       – Original Post From Forums: Digital Photography Review

Though formatting solves some issues of card inaccessibility. For example – formatting can fix a corrupted card and make it reusable. But do note that it will erase entire data saved on the card at the same time.

It doesn’t matter whether you format your CF card for fixing the corruption or to fix card inaccessibility or just done it by accident, you must take precautions to recover your data from the formatted card. If you do not have backup, then a professional third party CF card data recovery tool will help you lot to get back data after format.

Additional Reading: Learn To Remove Virus From SD Card Without Formatting It

But before that let us know what the factors that result in formatting CF card are?

Factors That Makes Formatting CF Card A Mandatory Process

  • Improper handling of CF card such as improper removal/eject of card during video recording or read/write process.
  • Using newly purchased CF card to save images or videos without formatting it for the first time.
  • Using the card in incompatible gadgets may display card not formatted error.
  • Recording videos or clicking pictures even when digital gadget display low battery or insufficient memory space to save new files are likely to corrupt the card, making it unreadable.
  • Using same CF card on multiple gadgets may sometimes corrupt your card and trigger unknown error message.
  • Software conflicts such as corrupt firmware in digital camera may easily damage memory card.

These factors may force users to format CF memory card in which all valuable multimedia files such as personal photos and videos recording are saved. If you have encountered one such incidents and lost important data by formatting CF card, then here is an excellent way to retrieve formatted CF card data back.

Additional Reading: Learn To Use SD Card On Smartphones: Guides, Best Practices & More

Formatted CF Card Recovery: Recover Lost Data From Formatted CF Card

recover format CF card data after formatPhoto Recovery is world’s best, perfect and suitable formatted CF card data recovery software that is designed to restore lost data such as photos (JPG/JPEG, PNG, PSD, RAW, GIF, etc), videos (MP4, MXF, MOV, AVI, etc) and audio (MP3, M4A, OGG, FLAC, AMR, etc) files from formatted CF card.

This data recovery software for formatted Compact Flash (CF) card is available for both – CF Card Recovery for Windows and CF Card Recovery for Mac, hence both Windows and Mac users can restore lost data from formatted CF card on Mac and Windows computer.

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Beside, formatted card, this tool is capable enough to retrieve files from corrupt, virus infected, unreadable CF memory card. The best part about this CF Card Formatted Recovery software is that it support all brands of CF memory cards such as SanDisk, Lexar, Kingston, Transcend, Samsung, Toshiba, HP, Sony, Komputerbay, Toshiba, ProSpec, Integral, PNY, etc.

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Steps To Recover Lost Files Form Formatted CF Card

Step 1 – Install "Photo Recovery" software and launch it on your computer. Click on "Recover Photo, Audio & Video" tab to recover photos, videos and audio files from any SD card, external USB drive or computer hard drive. Connect the media to your computer and then perform the process.

Stellar Photo Recovery Screenshot 1

Step 2 – Select the drive from which you want to recover files. All the hard drive and external media will be shown in the list. Now select the desired drive to scan and then click on "Scan" button.

Stellar Photo Recovery Screenshot 2

Step 3 – Once you click on "Scan" button the software will show that scanning is in progress. The software will search for all multimedia files from your selected drive or attached media.

Stellar Photo Recovery Screenshot 3

Step 4 – After scanning, all the files that are found in the selected volume, hard disk or other storage media devices are listed. You can now select the files to preview them and then you can click on "Recover" button to finally save them on your computer.

Stellar Photo Recovery Screenshot 4


Since CF memory card can come up with any error that might force you to format the card in order to re-use it again. Hence, it is always suggested that you must regularly backup all important files to some other storage media devices of your CF card. In case, if you do not have backup, then in such situation you must try formatted CF card recovery software to retrieve digital media files from it.

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Formatted CF Card Recovery - Get Your Data Back After CF Card Format
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