Losing captured pictures from compact flash card is an agonizing experience for anyone. And if the lost photograph is one among the favorite ones, it is impossible to outlive the pain. Even after taking all necessary precautions, in certain instances, CF card get corrupt due to some technical glitch or human error. And the photos kept in corrupted become inaccessible. Some people feel like helpless in such situation by thinking that files are gone forever. Remember, even corruption of compact flash card is not worth to take the pictures away. You can bring them back to their position of pride. Recovering lost images from corrupt CF card on Mac OS X is very simple, for which you need to utilize a reliable recovery tool for CF card.
Compact flash card plays an important role in digital photography. Popular digital camera brands like Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Olympus uses CF card to hold captured photos. After completion of shooting pictures, when you try to transfer the pictures to computer, card says it is corrupted and needs to format. This is where it kicks hard. Not to worry, as we have recovery software for memory card to undelete lost pictures from corrupted CF card. It pulls out the lost photos from corrupted CF card in few simple steps. For the entire recovery, it expects only few mouse clicks from the user end. Rest of the process is completely automated. By employing this tool, you can even recover phone flash memory card files after corruption.
Generally corruption of compact flash card makes the stored files invisible and blocks the card access. When you plug-in the card, it asks to format, but captured photos remain intact in the file system of damaged card. Such pictures can be pulled out easily. Operating system fails to access such files, but recovery software directly looks into the stored location and retrieves lost images from the CF card sectors. Since it is a raw data recovery tool, you will never fail in recovery if the lost images are not overwritten with new data. Even if the card is formatted, you can use the software to undelete pictures. It is also capable enough to restore photos from formatted SanDisk SD card and CF card.
This recovery software is primarily designed to recover lost photos from corrupted and formatted flash cards. Since it has simple user interface, you can restore image files at absence of complications. Powerful recovery engine will never miss even a single image from recovery. And as it is an all in one memory card recovery tool, it can also be used to recover pictures from Olympus xD card on Mac machines. It supports memory card recovery on mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion. You can run this tool to recover pictures from corrupted card on both Intel and PowerPC based Mac platforms. For further details refer this link
Few simple steps to recover corrupted CF card files on Mac:
1: Fire up the installed trial version of recovery software for memory card. Welcome screen displays as shown in Figure A. Select "Recover Photos" to opt for media edition.
Figure A: Welcome Screen
2: Now the software prompts you to choose between Recover Deleted Photos and Recover Lost Photos. Select "Recover Lost Photos" option. Later you will get list of drives from where software can recover pictures as shown in Figure B. Select corrupted CF card here.
Figure B: Select CF Card
3: Software starts scanning the CF card to retrieve lost photos. Once the scanning process is finished, you will get list of recovered photo files as shown in Figure C.
Figure C: Recovered Files
4: Evaluate the recovery results by using the Preview option of the software. If you are satisfied with recovered results, purchase the full version and save recovered pictures.