How to Recover Deleted Photos from SanDisk CF Card

In this article, we will introduce the best CF Card Recovery software to help you recover deleted or lost photos, data on Window and Mac.

Jun 12, 2020 • Filed to: SD Card Solutions • Proven solutions


Can I recover deleted photos from SanDisk CF Card? Photos would be deleted or lost from SanDisk CF card caused by some errors like CF card corruption, card formatting and inaccessible data on the CF card. Under these data loss scenarios, all you need is to get a powerful and reliable Photo Recovery Software that should help you retrieve all deleted photos back without unexpected damage.

SanDisk CF Card, the short name of SanDisk Compact Flash Card is the most popular memory card. Compared with other memory cards like SD card, xD card and MultiMediaCard, SanDisk CF card has a larger size and faster speed. Therefore, it's widely used in digital cameras.

With the widespread use of SanDisk CF card, data loss sometimes occur. How to recover deleted photos from CF card? This article will introduce the best CF Card Recovery program to help you recover erased files from SanDisk CF Card easily and effectively.

Part 1. The Best SanDisk CF Card Recovery Software

In order to recover deleted or lost photos from SanDisk CF card, you must get a reliable SanDisk card recovery Software. Recoverit Data Recovery is a powerful memory card recovery software. It can recover deleted or lost, formatted, inaccessible data and other missing photos from SanDisk CF card easily and effectively.

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Your Best SanDisk CF Card Recovery for Windows and Mac

  • Recover deleted or lost photos from SanDisk CF card and memory cards effectively, safely and completely.
  • Recover photos from all storage devices due to accidental deletion, formatting, virus attack and system crash.
  • Support to create a WinPE bootable media and recover data from a crashed or unbootable system on Windows.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista,; Mac OS X 10.14, 10.13, macOS 10.12, OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8.

Video Tutorial on SanDisk Compact Flash Card Recovery

How do I recover deleted photos from my CF card? You can watch the following video and get the comprehensive tutorial on recovering deleted photos from memory card.

Part 2. How to Recover Lost Photos from SanDisk CF Card

Download and install Recoverit CF Recovery on your computer. Connect your SanDisk compact flash memory card to the computer with a CF card reader. Follow the next simple steps to perform CF Card Recovery.

This SanDisk photo recovery solution is working on Windows computer. If you are a Mac user, you can recover deleted photos on Mac by following this guide - Memory Card Photo Recovery for Mac.

Step 1: Select SanDisk CF Card to Scan Data

  1. Launch Recoverit Photo Recovery program and make sure your SanDisk CF Card has been connected to the computer.
  2. To recover deleted or lost data from SanDisk CF card, select your CF Card and click "Start" to scan lost photos on it.

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Step 2: Scan SanDisk CF Card to search data

Recoverit CF Card Recovery software will start an all-around scan. It will deeply search your CF Card for your lost or deleted photos.

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Step 3: Preview and Recover Photos from CF Card

After the scan, you'll get a scan result containing all lost photos, videos and audio files. You can preview all recoverable photos one by one and click "Recover" button to get them back.

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Note: Do not save the recovered data on your original SanDisk CF card again. Find another safe storage media to save all recovered data and avoid data loss again.

The compact flash card recovery software can also help you recover lost data from SanDisk SDHC memory card, SanDisk flash drive, SanDisk SDXC card, Micro SD card and any other removable storage devices. You can get the exact solutions from the below pages.

Part 3. Extra Information About Compact Flash Card

Extra details about CF card can help you use it properly and prevent data loss. That's why we introduce some information about CF card here, including the common CF card data loss causes and some tips.

1. What Is a CF Card?

CF card, short for CompactFlash card, is a portable and compact flash memory storage medium to store a large number of data. First produced by SanDisk in 1994, it is usually used in the electronic devices like high-end digital cameras and music players. Without battery and network required, it is preferred by many professional storage media. For example, both Canon and Nikon ever use CF card for their flagship digital photo or video cameras.

But as time goes by and technology advances, SD card (Secure Digital card) seems more popular due to its lower cost, lower weight and smaller size. Another difference between SD card and CF card is that SD card features no a microcontroller. Besides, since the CF card is thicker, it is less susceptible to physical damage. SanDisk CF card is no exception.

2. Causes of CF Card Data Loss

The photos stored on the CF card get lost commonly because of the accidental deletion and CompactFlash card corruption.

  • Delete the CF card photos and files by mistake;
  • Eject the CF card suddenly when transferring files;
  • Get the CF card infected by malicious virus and malware;
  • Use the SanDisk memory card on different devices;
  • Unplug the memory card rudely without safe permission.

3. Helpful Tips for SanDisk CF Card

1 Try to avoid the scenarios above mentioned as you could. Or use your SanDisk memory card in a gentle way at least.

2 It is also always the basic requirement to keep a regular backup of the CF card photos. It requires the lowest cost.

3 Use Recoverit Photo Recovery software. Whenever you lost your photos from SanDisk CF card, it is a must-have tool to help you recover erased files from memory card. Download and try it for free now.

Eleanor Reed

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