Recover photos from Compact Flash

Compact Flash card is a popular flash memory card which ranges from several MBs to several GBs. Compact Flash card is a little larger in size when compared with other memory card such as SD card, XD picture card, MMC, memory stick etc. It has become popular and widely used in digital cameras because of its low coat and faster accessibility.

Photos that are stored in the CF card may be lost due to accidental deletion, pressing the “Format” button present on the camera, card corruption, accidentally formatting the CF card, capturing pictures when the camera has low battery power, switching off the camera while writing/reading process is in progress. But in most of the cases, the deleted / lost images are still recoverable.

Flash Card Recovery helps you to recover photos, audio and video files from digital cameras, memory stick (Duo, Pro), flash memory cards, Compact Flash cards, SD cards, microSD, miniSD cards, XD cards, MMC,  other removable storage devices like Zip disk, FireWire drives, USB drives, hard drives and external HDD. Moreover, you can use this software for retrieving deleted pictures from Mac machine.

Step 1: Connect the Compact Flash card using a card reader to a laptop / computer on which the Flash Card Recovery has already been installed. Run the software by double clicking the desktop shortcut or by selecting it from Programs menu. The main screen is displayed.

Step 2: Select the Compact Flash card on which you would like to perform deleted image recovery as shown in Figure 1

Select SD cardFigure 1: Select Compact Flash Card

Step 3: The CF card recovery software lets you to select the image file types that are listed, based on their unique signatures, or may even skip this step as shown in Figure 2

Select video file typesFigure 2: Select Image File types

Step 4: Once the scanning process is finished, the recovered photos will be displayed and you can view these pictures either by “Data View“ or “File Type View“ option as shown in Figure 3

View recovered videosFigure 3: View Recovered Pictures

Step 5: The “Preview“ option will let you preview the images that have been recovered and help you to evaluate the capability of the application. You can save the pictures to any preferred location as shown in Figure 5

Save video filesFigure 4: Save Photos