Recover Data from CF Card on Mac

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Mac Compact Flash card recovery!!!

Is your CF card displaying errors on connecting it to your Mac system? Usually, errors are outcome of some undesirable changes made to CF card file system. This can be very irritating when your CF card contains vital data and you don’t have any other back up of the inaccessible CF card data. In this sort of situation the only way to recover data from CF card on Mac is use of reliable Mac compact flash card recovery tool. Since data still remains on the same place a good CF card recovery tool will pull it back and help you avert data loss.

These are flash memory cards that employ sector addressing for referring and storing data. However, these portable flash cards are widely using in devices like camcorders, mobile phones, digital cameras, music players and other multimedia gadgets.

Unfortunately, data from CF card can be lost in two ways either by deletion or by corruption. However, some of the commonly seen error messages are listed below for convenience:

  • "unable to complete the format" when you attempt to format corrupted CF card
  • "I/O device error occurred" while reading data from or writing data to the CF card.
  • "Connected drive cannot be recognized" on connecting CF card to Mac system.

Causes responsible for data crisis from CF card on Mac:

  • Unintentionally deletion of important data from CF while deleting some insignificant and junk data
  • Formatting or reformatting CF card accidentally when it is connected to your Mac system
  • Removal of CF card from Mac system while data transfer is in active mode
  • Infection due to virus and other harmful programs, etc

How to retrieve data from CF card on Mac?

It is not that difficult as one might assume with Remo Recover. This powerful utility is incorporated with efficient searching algorithms to restore lost data from CF card on Mac from all cases of data disasters. The software enables you to execute uninterrupted data recovery from CF card on Mac on your own, as software has simple and self-descriptive graphical user interface. However, tool is particularly designed and developed for Mac users and equipped with modern data retrieval techniques to accomplish quick CF card data recovery on Mac. In just one scan software can restore lost data like images, audios, videos, applications, etc., by conducting ingenious scan. Moreover, you can check out other features of software by downloading its demo version.

Excellent traits of Remo Recover!!!

  • Works exceptionally well on Mac OS X versions like Mountain Lion, Snow Leopard, etc., to accomplish compact flash card recovery
  • Crafted with simple and detailed GUI which will assist in complication free recovery of CF card on Mac
  • Supports recovery of data from all famous CF card brands and supports file systems like FAT16, FAT32, HFS, HFS+
  • Enables you to get an earlier look of rescued data by offering “Preview” option


Steps to recover CF card data on Mac:

Step 1: Download and Install the demo version of the software on your Mac system and connect CF card to your Mac system. Launch the software to open main screen as illustrated in figure 1 and select "Recover Volumes/Drives" option

Recover Data from CF Card on Mac - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Select anyone of the recovery mode to initiate CF card recovery on Mac as illustrated in figure 2.

Mac Compact Flash Card Recovery - Select Recovery Mode

Figure 2: Select Recovery Mode

Step 3: From the next window select the CF card from which you need to recover data as illustrated in figure 3.

Restore Lost Data from CF Card on Mac - Select CF Card

Figure 3: Select CF card

Step 4: Once the recovery process is completed, the list of recovered data will be displayed.

Data Recovery from CF Card on Mac - Recovered Data

Figure 4: Recovered Data


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