I was using the CF card to copy images to bring to the photo developement shop. Then forgot about wats inside, I used the card for shooting. Now, I cannot see the data files even though I deleted the images in-camera.
Your camera will only read and display file with spcific file name and type. For example, Canon DSLR file name start with IMG_ , other file will not be display. If you wish to clear other unwanted file in your CF card, use your PC with card reader to delete other unwanted files, or use your camera to format the CF card.
What I want to do now is to retrieve the data on the CF card, not the images on the card. My PC shows only the folders of the images, ie IMG_ or DSC_. And when I insert the card into my DSLR, it says no images in folders.
Used a file-recovery software to see but it only shows the jpg files. I don't seem to be able to find the .xls or other file folders that I had. I haven't formatted the CF card at all. So does this mean that all files are gone into the digital abyss??