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How to Recover Deleted Files From CF Card

CF Card (CompactFlash Card) is a mass storage device used in portable electronic devices. usually, compared with other memory card types such as SD, SmartMedia, MemoryStick, and xD Picture Card. it has a lower cost per MB and larger size, faster speed. So it is popular for use with high-end cameras and other electronic media devices to store pictures, audio, and video recordings. However, data loss on CF card caused by different reasons is becoming more and more severe at the same time. How to Recover Deleted Files From CF Card.
It's unknown to quite a lot of users that when a file is deleted from a CF card, it’s merely renamed to be "Deletion". As a matter of fact, the file is marked as “invisible” and the space taken up by it prior to the deletion is marked as "reusable". It hasn’t been erased completely and truly. Due to the fact that it’s kept intact on the CF card as before, it can be recovered. However, there’s one point you should always keep in mind: whenever your files are wiped, when you want to recover data from the CF card, you'd better remove the CF card from your camera and put it aside, preventing new digital files from overwriting the erased ones, making them less likely to be retrieved.
Bitwar Data Recovery is the recommendation for CF card data recovery. With it, you can easily recover your lost images, audios, videos, and other files from formatted CF card under Windows. 

Steps on how to recover deleted files from CF card

Download and install Bitwar Data Recovery on a computer and connect the CF card to the windows, then follow the steps below to recover files from CF card. Mac users can also refer to this Windows based tutorial.
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Step 1: Select a recovery mode

Launch the program and on the wizard mode, you can see 6 different recovery mode, each of them focuses on different data loss scenarios. Please select “External Devices Recovery” when you want to recover deleted files from the connected CF Card. Similarly, if CF Card were formatted, You can also select “Formatted hard drive recovery” When you want to restore data form formatted CF Card.
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Step 2: Select the CF Card

Select the CF Card on this step and click on the butten ”Next”.
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Step 3: Select types of files

Select the types of data you want to restore from CF card. If the data you want to recover contains more than one type,you can choose multiple or select "Select All Types". then click “Next” to start scanning.
How to Recover Deleted Files From CF Card
Step 3: Scan/preview/recover files 
After the scan is completed, The found data will be displayed in the middle window can filter through the file name, type, path or time in the tree list on the left. you can preview them one by one. Finally, select out those you want and click "Recover" button to recover them back. Here you should save all the recovered files on another disk to avoid data overwriting. You should choose a safe storage device to save them.
Plus, You can also export all scan results to a specific location after a scan, so that you can load previous results without a rescan when you need it. BUT, please do not export results to the location where data loss appears, because it may overwrite lost data.
Note: IF you cannot find your deleted files, you can go to scan again with "Deep Recovery" mode. It can deeply scan and search more files from flash drive. While it will take more time to completed the process of scanning.
How to Recover Deleted Files From CF Card
After the 3 steps, you can recover deleted files from CF card. Once your CF card is overwritten, Just stop using the CF card immediately and hurry up to try the above guide to recover files.

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