Here are some quick fixes that you may do when your camera is unable to format compactflash card.
What shall I do when Compact Flash card cannot be formatted in Windows computer 11/10/8/7? All files stored on the card are inaccessible? If you run into a situation that a Compact Flash card changes to RAW file system and asks to reformat but Windows reports it was unable to complete the format when you attempt to do so, please stop all operations at once!
Windows was unable to format compact flash card in Windows 11/10/8/7
iCare Data Recovery Pro is a data recovery utility which is able to recover different kinds of files when Compact Flash card turns to RAW format and cannot be formatted. You just need to connect your CF card to a Windows PC and follow the steps below to recover data from CF card within a few steps:
Step1. Free download -> install -> run the software - choose recovery option on PC.
Step2. Select the RAW Compact flash card click click Next button.
Step3. Click a file and preview it, then select the folders or files to retrieve.
Firstly, you can download a format program to format the CF card, but it may cause unexpected damage to your CF card. If this is not what you want, you also have another choice – download a data recovery tool for CF card to get back every piece of inaccessible data without formatting the Compact Flash Card.
Last updated on May 19, 2022