Pictures remind of the memorable moments of your life. It may be a birthday bash, marriage ceremony of your brother, cultural events at college, etc. CF card is used in digital cameras or camcorders to store pictures in it. But like any other file you cannot spare them from being lost. There may be many reasons under which you may end up losing pictures from CF card & one such major reason is formatting CF card.
Wondering what to do know? Relax!! Formatting does not lead to permanent deletion of pictures from it. The space in the CF card is just marked as free to make it re-usable so that you can add new files. Only the allocation info is removed & lost images remain intact in memory card unless they are overwritten by new files. So stop using the card once you realized that you have lost pictures from CF card. Instead, you can also perform iPod songs recovery.
Some facts responsible for formatting CF card:
- Format error is one of the common reasons that may lead to loss of images & other media files from CF card. Sometimes due to CF card corruption, you may encounter error message as soon as you connect your CF card to your system. This error message compels you to format the card as a result of which all files present in the card gets erased.
- Sometimes you may click format card option by unknowingly while previewing images on your digital camera which also lead to loss of pictures from CF card.
- Selecting CF card instead of some other logical drive, connected to your system can also lead to deletion of pictures.
Can you recover images from a formatted CF card? If this is your question then the answer is ‘YES’. Seeing these scenarios you might wonder if it is possible to get all lost files back. But digital media recovery tool will help you to recover all photos from CF card. Not only CF card but it also provides recovery of file from all types of memory cards, flash drives, hard drives, external HDD, etc. You can read here to know how to recover lost data from SD card on Windows 8.
You can use this utility to recover image files of different file formats like PNG, JPEG, GIF, TIF, RAW, PSD, etc. It also provides recovery of video file format such as like MPEG, RM, 3GP, MOV, AVI, etc. & music files of format MP3, MP4, WAV, MIDI, AIFF, AMR, etc. Click the mentioned link to know how you can recover files from SD card, SDHC, SDXC, memory stick, etc. You can also perform photo recovery from various brands of digital camera like Canon, Fujifilm, Olympus, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony, Kodak, etc. It scans your entire drive, identifies them & then recovers all the files without modifying the original contents. It can be executed on both Windows & Mac Operating System. Mac version of the software is designed by professionals to get back all lost or deleted files from Mac Book Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini, etc. with utmost ease.
Follow simple steps to recover digital pictures:
Step-1: Plug in the CF card to your system & then run the application. Select “Recover Photos” from the welcome screen to get back images from CF card. Select either “Recover Lost Photos” or "Recover Deleted Photos"as shown in Fig 1.
Fig 1: Main Screen
Step-2: Select the CF card from the list of the logical drive and then click on “Next” option to start the picture recovery process
Fig 2: Select CF Card
Step-3: Once the process is over you can view the list of restored pictures as shown in Fig 3.
Fig 3: View Recovered Pictures