Recover Photos from Unformatted CF Card

TF card says "You card is not formatted. Want to format it now". This kind of format error not only happens to memory card but many other removable devices. Some people will ignore this warning and still fail to access to their memory card or digital media. If they press the "Yes" button without caring about the data inside, they will feel panic to find all their data lost. Here comes a FAQ: How to Fix TF Card Not Formatted Error and Recover TF Card Data? Well, the rest part will explain every thing clearly for you.

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  1. Solution for Photos Recovery When CF Card Encounters Unformatted Error
  2. Screenshots of iCare Data Recovery Pro to Perform Photo Recovery

Solution for Photos Recovery When CF Card Encounters Unformatted Error

Question: I have a SanDisk Ultra Compact Flash 4GB card in my digital camera. I just came back from a long journey and took a great amount of precious photos. But when I connected my card to computer (Windows XP system), windows popped up a message "Drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?". Certainly, I cannot format my card. There are so many valuable moment and I have not yet backed up them. I searched it online, and they said it is a kind of unformatted error. What on earth is CF card not formatted error? Can I access to my photos without formatting the memory card?

Answer: Solution-try iCare Data Recovery Pro to recover photos from unformatted CF card and get all you want even if you have already formatted your memory card. Feel free to download the free version of iCare Data Recovery and choose "Format Recovery" module to recover your photos from unformatted CF card.

Screenshots of iCare Data Recovery Pro to Perform Photo Recovery

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Solution for CF Card Unformatted Error

After data recovery, you still have to fix the unformatted error in order to make the CF card usable again. Formatting is a common solution for unformatted problem, so you can format the unformatted Compact Flash card.

==>> If it shows CF card won't format, please refer to this article - Windows unable to complete format error fix>>

You might run into data loss problem due to many reasons. As long as the card is not physically damaged, you are able to restore lost files in following situations:

>> Restore data from undetectable memory card
>> Recover images after deleting from Compact Flash memory card
>> Retrieve videos music after quick formatting memory card
>> More other situations

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