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Recover Data from Reformatted Kingston CF Card

"Several weeks ago, I bought a Kingston compact flash CF card because my old CF card was full. I formatted my Kingston CF card when I inserted it my digital camera for the first time. Then, I moved some files from my old CF card to this new Kingston CF card. My Kingston CF card contains about 2GB data until this morning when I reformatted it on my camera mistakenly. I want to know if I can recover data from memory card after quick reformat."

"Please tell me how to recover pictures and videos from a Kingston CF card after reformat. I reformatted the Kingston CF card when it was connected to my computer through a card reader. After reformat the CF card, I reinserted it to my digital camera and attempted to get back files lost due to reformat. I cannot find a way. Can anybody tell me how it is possible to restore data after reformat Kingston CF compact flash memory card?"

Reformatted Kingston CF Card Data Recovery

A memory card must be formatted before it can be used for data storage. If you reformat the card which contains data, it can erase everything inside the card. When files get lost from a memory card after reformat, the first thing you should do is to stop using the card. If you mistakenly quick reformat your Kingston CF card and want to restore lost files, you should also remember not to use the card anymore before the needed data is restored. In order to recover files from reformatted Kingston CF card, you can rely on read-only data recovery software. This software is compatible with Kingston compact flash card and other brands of memory card to help recover lost files like videos, pictures, music, documents, emails, and more.

Steps to Restore Data from Kingston CF Card after Reformat

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Step1. Insert the Kingston CF card to your computer via a card reader. Download and install the data recovery software to your computer. Launch the software and choose a recovery module.

select recovery
Step2.  Choose the reformatted CF card as aim disk to scan. Then, you need to wait patiently before the scanning is completed.

select drive
Step3. You are allowed to preview pictures and office files after scanning. Then, you can choose the files lost due to reformat and recover them.

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Kingston CF Card Recovery after Reformat by Mistake

Kingston CF card is a popular brand of memory card, which can be usually used in digital camera, PDA and MP3 player. You may save different types of files on your Kingston CF card, so you will feel quite frustrated if you mistakenly reformat your Kingston compact flash card and lose everything inside. In fact, you don't need to worry because reformat cannot erase data on the CF card completely Instead, it only marks the space on the CF card as empty and prepares it for new data storage. However, you should always remember not to write any new data to the reformatted CF card to avoid overwriting the original files.

Other Situations Related to Kingston CF Card Format Problem

Sometimes, you may intentionally reformat your Kingston CF card because you think that files stored on the card are not necessary. However, there is no place to store files lost due to reformat when you want to restore them. In addition, you may be required to format your Kingston CF card in some situations. Although you know there is important data inside the Kingston compact flash card, it seems like that you have no other choices except formatting the card. For instance,

When system asks you to format your CF card by reporting such kind of error message, what should you do? Can you format the card to fix error? If you don't want to lose data stored on the card, you should not format the card.

The data recovery software is also compatible with other memory card to recover files when micro SD card is not formatted, XD card is not accessible, etc.

What Will Happen after Reformat CF Card?

1. Mistakenly reformat compact flash card
After reformatting a card, what you see is that everything inside the card is erased and the card becomes empty. However, what you do not know is that reformat only make the data invisible but it still remains intact on original place. This is the reason why you can restore the lost data as long as you do not write new data to overwrite it.
2. Reformat Kingston CF card when has not formatted error
Although Kingston CF card is popular, card error can still occur on it due to various reasons. Reformat may help fix the not formatted error on your Kingston CF card, but you cannot get back lost files. Therefore, it is strongly recommended you not to format the CF card when it shows not formatted error before restoring lost files.

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