There are many reasons why a user needs to format a CF card, such as:
- The CF card is infected by virus/malware.
- You computer asks you to format the CF card.
- You want to erase all data on the CF card.
- You wan to rebuild file system on your CF card.
- Fix logical errors on CF card.
There many solutions can help you format a CF card on PC or Mac. However, if you still don’t have one at hand, you can read this article. We will show you three solutions to help you format a CF card.
Note: before you format the CF card, you’d better make a backup of the CF card data. If you can’t access to the CF card, you can run data recovery software to help you recover lost data or export your data from the inaccessible CF card.
Three solutions to format a CF card
Solution 1: Format CF card with built-in disk formatting tool
If you are a Windows user, just insert the CF card to your computer or connect the CF card to your computer via card reader/USB cable. Then open My Computer, you will see the CF card. Right-click the CF card, you will see a format tool in the right-click menu. Just format the CF card with this tool.
If you are a Mac user, just open Disk Utility, then click CF card. You will a "Erase" button. Just click the Erase button to format the CF card on your Mac.
Solution 2: Format CF card with DoYourData Super Eraser
DoYourData Super Eraser is a powerful data erasure software. It offers a disk management tool - "Disk Repair". With this tool, you can quickly format a CF card. Just click the CF card, you will see a "Format" button, click it to format the CF card on your PC or Mac.
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The solution 1 and solution 2 can help you quickly format a CF card, but the lost data on the formatted CF card can be recovered by data recovery software. If you want to prevent data recovery, just read solution 3.
Solution 3: Erase and format CF card
If you are going to sell, donate or dispose a CF card, you have to format the CF card and permanently erase all your data on it. DoYourData Super Eraser offers another tool named "Wipe Hard Drive". This tool can help you format the CF card and permanently erase all data on the CF card.
With the 3 solutions above, you can securely and easily format a CF card on a Windows PC or Mac computer. The format operation will help you fix logical errors, fix corrupted file system, remove virus-infected files on your CF card. Before you format the CF card, please back up your data to a safe location.