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How to Recover Pictures from SanDisk CF Card in Windows/Mac

SanDisk CF card, the short name of SanDisk Compact Flash card, is a kind of popular memory card. Compared with other memory cards like SD card, XD card, MemoryStick, etc., SanDisk CF card has a larger size and faster speed. Therefore, it's widely used in digital cameras.

As a SanDisk CF card user, you may have experienced this: accidentally deleted recent photos on SanDisk CF card; the card becomes corrupted or asks for a format before you access it; all pictures are suddenly missing, and things like this. When any of above problems happens to you, don't be upset and throw away your card. What you need to do is stopping use the card and put it away. There's a good chance that you can recover photos from SanDisk CF card with recovery software.

How to recover photos from SanDisk CF card

Not all recovery software really does what it tells. In order to recover SanDisk CF card photos, you must get a reliable one. It must support SanDisk CF card photo recovery, from a professional website and provide a free trial version which can help you check its function first. If you haven't got one, you can have my recommendation: Wondershare Photo Recovery (compatible with Windows 8/7/Vista/XP), or Wondershare Photo Recovery for Mac. Both of them are 100% trustworthy and produced by a professional software company with a skilled support team. You can use them to recover deleted, formatted, inaccessible and other missing images from SanDisk CF card, as well as other cards, like SD card. The whole task can be finished in 3 simple steps no matter you're a Windows or Mac user.

Download the free trial version of SanDisk CF card photo recovery software below now. Choose the right version for your system. Next, let's try the Windows version together.

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Note: Remember to save the scan results if you're going to recover the found files later, to prevent data loss.

Step1. Connect your SanDisk CF card to the computer

Connect your SanDisk CF card to the computer with a card reader, or directly connect your camera with the card in using a digital cable. Then launch the SanDisk CF card recovery software and begin your work clicking "Start" in the primary window.

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Step2. Scan lost photos on your SanDisk CF card

Next, your SanDisk CF card will appear as a drive letter. Select it and continue to "Scan", finding lost photos on it.

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Step3. Preview and recover pictures on SanDisk CF card

The scan will take you a while. After it, you'll get a scan result containing all lost photos, videos and audio files. You can preview those photos one by one and "Recover" them all with one click.

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Note: Don't save the recovered data on your original SanDisk CF card again. Find another place for it like on your computer or other external disk, for safety's sake.

Video tutorial of Sandisk CF card photo recovery

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