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Formatted CF Card Recovery on Mac

  • The significant tool that restores data from CF cards on Macintosh machines
  • Brings back data from formatted, corrupt, damaged or inaccessible cards
  • Works with vivid brands of memory cards
  • Performs media recovery in a simple set of steps

Compact Flash cards are primarily designed and developed by SanDisk. However, it became the most popular recording media and especially used in digital cameras and camcorders. Since the CF cards offer storage capacity up to 137 GB at lowest prices and allow read/write operations at 1 GB/sec. But, sometimes you may end up accidentally formatting of CF card connected to Mac machine. If so, hundreds of photo and other data present on your CF card just gone away within a few minutes. However, what if you have no backup and encounter such accidents? In such circumstances, you might worry about how to get back data from formatted CF card on Mac machine? Fortunately, yes it has been made possible with the help of award-winning Data Recovery after Format software. This software is specially designed to restore deleted or lost data from formatted CF card on Mac PC within a few mouse clicks.

Usually, formatting of your CF card only wipes out your stored data and it doesn’t actually permanently erase them. Even, it is possible to successfully get back data from formatted CF card if you haven't saved any new data into it. However, the first and foremost thing you need to do is to immediately stop using CF card. Further, quickly make use of Data Recovery after Format toolkit to recover data from your formatted CF card, including image file formats like JEPG, GIF, PNG, X3F,TIFF, BMP etc audio file formats such as MP3, WMA, AAC,WAV, AIFF, etc and video file format like MP4, AVI, MPG, MOV, MPEG,  etc and other files like DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, PPT/PPTX, PDF, CWK, HTML/HTM, INDD, EPS etc. In addition, you can use this ready to use the toolkit to get back data from the formatted Dell Inspiron laptop hard drive at your fingertips.

What are the reasons behind the formatting CF card on Mac?

  • Format Errors: Most of the times, it's really frustrating to see “Format Error” message as soon as you connect your CF card to your Mac machine. This error message signifies that you need to format CF card, which in turn will erase your entire data stored on it.
  • Unintentional Format: Sometimes, while accessing data stored on the CF card connected to Macintosh machine you may mistakenly format it. As a result of this, you may lose entire data stored on CF card.
  • Improper Handling of CF Card: More often, using the same CF card on different cameras or different computers leads to corruption of CF card. As a result of this, corresponding file system gets corrupt in turn makes you format CF card leads to data loss.
  • Abrupt Removal of CF Card: At times, while transferring your crucial data stored on CF card to Macintosh machine if any sort of interruption like abrupt pulling out CF card occurs. As a result of this, CF card gets corrupt inturn make you format it leads to severe data loss.
  • Using Third-Party Tool: There can be instances, whenever you utilize any unreliable third-party tool can be responsible for data loss from CF card.

In order to overcome the above-discussed causes behind formatting CF card on Mac machine, one should regularly backup your precious data stored on CF card to Mac machine. Never make use of same CF card in different camera or camcorders. Although, due to some uncertianities if you are unable to preserve proper data backup then, it’s a wiser option to simply opt for Data Recovery after Format utility. With the help of this comprehensive algorithm, it is possible to retrieve data from formatted CF card on Mac based laptops like MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac etc. This software is capable enough to easily restore data from formatted CF card on professional DSLR digital camera and camcorder of numerous manufacturers like Nikon, Canon, Kodak, FujiFilm, Casio, Olympus, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Fuji etc. Additionally, one can employ this software to recover data from a formatted flash drive with utmost ease.

Apart from CF card, one can make use of this simple user interface to recover data from other formatted memory card types like SD card, SDHC, SDXC, micro SD, XD card, MMC, etc supported by Kingston, Transcend, LaCie, etc. In addition, you can make use of this powerful utility to get back data from formatted CF card supported by FAT16, FAT32, HFS and HFSX file system. It facilitates you to preview recovered data from CF card prior to data restoration on Mac machine. Apart from recovering data from CF card, It even has the ability to retrieve data from formatted hard drive on Mac OS X versions like Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard etc.

Points to Remember:

  • Always take proper data backup from CF card on Mac machine to avoid data loss
  • Never abruptly eject or remove CF card connected to Mac machine to prevent corruption issues
  • One should properly check before formatting CF card connected to Mac machine

Steps to Get Back Data from a Formatted CF Card on Mac:

Step 1: Connect the CF card to your Mac machine. Download and install Data Recovery After Format software, the main screen will be displayed with 3 different options. Select “Recover Photos” option among the 3 options to retrieve data from a formatted external hard drive.

Recover Data from Formatted CF Card Mac - Main Screen

Fig 1: Main Screen

Step 2 : Now, you have to choose the partially CF card from the list of identified physical and logical drives and click on "Next" option to begin the scanning process.

Recover Data from Formatted CF Card Mac - Select Formatted CF Card

Fig 2: Select Formatted CF Card

Step 3: Once the recovery process is completed, you can view the list of recovered data from a formatted CF card to evaluate the recovery results.

Recover Data from Formatted CF Card Mac - Preview Recovered Data

Fig 3: Preview Recovered Data

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