Recover Formatted CF Card

Above proverb is perfectly suited to CF card, as these are small in size and comes with many advantages. These are small piece of semiconductor that can store digital information from 128 MB to 64 GB. Compact flash cards became popular among electronic device users, as these cards are compatible with many devices and provide convenient way to store songs, pictures, videos, games, application, documents, etc. However, in spite of all these benefits data may be lost without any prior intimation and result in severe data crisis. But because of advancement in technology, today users can recover lost or deleted data using a risk free reliable formatted CF card recovery tool.

Why CF card need to be formatted?

There are times, when you are forced to format your CF card. One such incident is mentioned here, suppose you captured some of the best and attractive pictures from your Digital camera and try saving those pictures into your system. To do this, you remove CF card and try to connect your system, but unfortunately on connecting, you get an error message like “Card need to be formatted? Would you like to format it now?” and provide you options like “Yes” and “No”. It’s like a trap situation where selecting either of the options results the same i.e. data loss. Most of the time, you get message like this, when your CF card is removed in an abrupt way, during data transfer. However, there are many other circumstances, in which you format your compact flash card. Some of them are mentioned below.

  • Undesirable change occurred in compact flash card file system, force you to format your CF card
  • Formatting is required when you are trying to change your CF card file system
  • At times to get rid of severe virus contagion formatting is preferred

Points to remember…!

Experts have suggested some points to remember, when data loss is encountered. These points will help you to recover formatted CF card data and save your data from permanent deletion.

  • Immediately stop using CF card from which you are trying to recover data
  • Do not carry out formatting and reformatting
  • Avoid copying and deleting data from compact flash card
  • Use authenticated recovery software to recover data

Which tool to go for..?

There are many recovery tools available, but one should go for a reliable and non destructive tool, which assure you a safe and secure formatted CF card recovery and what better than Remo Recover. When you trying to restore formatted CF card data, Remo Recover is recommended by many of IT and non IT professionals, as it is incorporated with smart and powerful recovery programs, which help you to recover formatted CF card data in easy way. It is an award winning software and well designed to retrieve flash cards after format like CF card, SD card, XD card, Micro SD card, etc. Not just flash cards you can even restore data from formatted USB drives and in built hard drives with utmost ease. Remo Recover is compatible with Windows Operating System and authorizes you to recover formatted CF card data on Windows editions like Windows 7, 8, XP, Vista, etc. Mac users can use the CF card recovery Mac version of this software to restore formatted CF card on all Mac systems such as Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Snow Leopard, etc. with utmost ease.

What all can Remo Recover do..?

Remo Recover is a versatile recovery software that can be used recover data from different logical data loss scenarios, apart from retrieving formatted CF card data, It can made use to recover flash card data that is lost, due to accidental deletion, corruption, inaccessibility, reformatting, abrupt removal, etc. Software performs a deep drive scan of inaccessible or corrupt card and discovers files like images, audios, videos, text documents, etc. using file formats. Remo Recover CF card recovery application even allows you to sort and retrieve data from formatted CF card, on the bases of file name, size, date of creation and file type. CF card recovery software also facilitates you with preview option, which permits you to have an earlier look at the recovered data from formatted CF card before you save it to desire location.


Follow these simple steps to recover formatted CF card..!

1: Connect your CF to your Windows computer and run the demo edition of Remo Recover. Welcome screen appears with three different recovery options as shown in Figure 1. Click on "Recover Drives" option and continue with the recovery process.

Recover Formatted CF Card - Welcome Screen

Figure 1: Welcome Screen

2: Now you need to select Formatted/Reformatted Recovery option, in order to recover formatted CF card data, as shown in figure 2.

Recover Formatted CF Card - Formatted/Reformatted Recovery

Figure 2: Formatted/Reformatted Recovery

3: List of storage drives is shown to you from which you need to select CF card drive, as shown in Figure 3 and click on Next button.

Recover Formatted CF Card - Select Drive

Figure 3: Select CF Drive

4: Software initiates recovery process and recover files and other data, after which you will get a list of recovered data, as shown in Figure 4.

Recover Formatted CF Card - Recovered Data with Folder Structure

Figure 4: Recovered Data

5: You can save the recovery session for future use, if you are willing to do so, in order to avoid re-scanning of the drive.

Recover Formatted CF Card - Save Recovery Session

Figure 5: Save Recovery Session