How to Recover Formatted Compact Flash Card or CF Card in An Easy Way

With the best compact flash card recovery software form Wondershare, Recoverit Data Recovery support to recover formatted CF card easily.

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Apr 10, 2023 • Filed to: SD Card Solutions • Proven solutions

About Compact Flash Card Formatted

Compact Flash or CF Cards are commonly used in many portable electronic devices these days. CF cards are widely used in Nikon and Canon digital cameras and a host of other devices. If you are using a CF card, then it is oblivious that there is a lot of important data in it. Accidentally formatting your CF card can leave you in quite a situation. Or the CF card is not reading, etc.

CF cards, just like other memory storage media, will lose everything on them once formatted. In most cases, people lose their data permanently because of formatting the card- but because they use the wrong tools and methods for Compact Flash Card Recovery. However, that is not what will happen to you, for you will learn about the best CF Card Data Recovery technique as you read ahead. You can also recover your lost data from a formatted SD card using this method.

The Best CF Card Data Recovery Software

When it comes to performing formatted CF card recovery, Wondershare Recoverit Data Recovery Software is the top choice of millions of people worldwide. This CF card recovery tool not only simplifies data recovery, but also makes it a very effective process.

However, it would help if you did not go with what we or anyone else says. Here are a few facts that will tell you about the capabilities of Wondershare Data Recovery Software and why you should choose it:

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The Best CF Card Data Recovery Software

  • Recover lost or deleted files, photos, audio, music, and emails from any storage device effectively, safely, and completely.
  • Supports data recovery from recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera, and camcorders.
  • Supports to recover data for sudden deletion, formatting, hard drive corruption, virus attack, and system crash under different situations.
  • Preview before recovery allows you to make a selective recovery.
  • Supported OS: Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista and Mac OS X 10.10 - macOS 13 (Ventura) on iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro, etc.

The list of features that comes with Recoverit is endless. What is short is the list of steps that you have to follow for compact flash card recovery!

Recover Formatted CF Card with Recoverit

The biggest advantage that Recoverit offers to all its users is the simplicity of formatted CF card recovery that it offers. Even if you are a beginner who has never performed recovery before, you will be able to do so very easily through the following steps.

Before you go on, you will have to install Recoverit Data Recovery to start formatted CF Card recovery. Just go to the Recoverit Software, download the setup and run it to install the software on your Windows PC in a few minutes.

Step 1 Select the flashcard device to be scanned.

In this step, you have to select the location to scan for lost/formatted files. Go to the ‘External Devices’ location option and navigate your formatted flash card connected to the PC. Ensure that you have the CF card connected to your PC before browsing for it.

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Step 2 Deep Scan for better and more accurate results.

In formatted CF card recovery, the chances are that the normal scanning methods may not be able to find your files so easily. Recoverit is incorporated with a deep scanning feature that is designed especially for such scenarios. To do it, you need to switch to the "All-Around Recovery" mode and enable Deep Scan from this screen, and then click the Start button to begin the CF Card recovery process.

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Step 3 Recovering your data.

The last step of Compact Flash Card Recovery may take some time, depending on the size of the memory that is to be scanned. Once the scanning completes, there will be a list of all the files that Recoverit Software has found on your CF card. You can preview the files and even sort/filter to find a particular file based on its name, extension, date modified, and much more. After you have made the selection, click on Recover, and the files will be restored to the location you selected.

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Tips for Formatted CF Card Recovery

While the steps for formatted CF Card recovery listed above are for Windows PCs, you can very easily and similarly use Recoverit Software for Mac. Recoverit for Mac works equally effectively in CF card data recovery.

To ensure that you get the best results for compact flash card recovery, a few tips that you can follow are:

Recoverit Data Recovery software has a great support team behind it, making this the ideal choice of compact flash card recovery for all users. This tool is all that you need for every data recovery need, no matter what configuration, file type, or recovery mode you may require!

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