FAT Recovery Software
Get data back from FAT16/32/exFAT formatted drives easily on PC or Mac.
FAT Recovery helps recover lost, deleted, formatted, or inaccessible data from FAT based systems or storage media such as USB drive, flash card, pen drive, memory card and more. It uses safe and advanced file scan technology and won’t damage your data or drive. The program supports recovering data for File Allocation Table 16, 32 or exFAT and is fully compatible with latest Windows 8 & Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
- Undelete files removed from FAT.
- Retrieve formatted FAT file system for data.
- Recover data from corrupted, inaccessible, lost FAT partition.
- Get back data from drives with FAT crash.
- Rescue data from more FAT data loss scenarios.
How to Recover Data from FAT based Drive
Note: in order to increase chances of FAT file recovery, when you find your data lost or FAT drive becomes inaccessible, the first reaction should be immediately stop using the drive to store more sizeable files or to let the device encounter any physical damage. Once the data become damaged or overwritten, it is almost impossible to get data back from FAT.
STEP 1: First of all connect your FAT partitioned drive to your PC if it is an external disk, then free download and install the FAT recovery software on your PC. Launch the program and see image similar below.
STEP 2: Then highlight the drive (from the software panel) you want to recover data from, then click Next option to start the scanning process. Wait a few seconds or minutes until the scan is complete. Tip: if you want to let the program find more data, don’t skip the Raw search.
STEP 3: When the scanning procedure is complete, there should be a list of files found and showed there. Select those files and preview them to see if they are right that you have lost from the FAT drive. Then get them retrieved by clicking the last option. Done! Tip: when perform the last option to recover your recovered FAT files, it is highly recommended to save them to another partition instead of the source drive.
More about FAT file system: FAT is short for File Allocation Table. There are a lot of common devices such as USB, SD card, flash memory card etc are initially formatted with this file system. The file system offers reasonably good performance even in light-weight implementations and is therefore widely adopted and supported by virtually all existing operating systems for personal computers. It is quite suitable to manage small-volume drives. However, chances are always there for FAT based drives go bad such as crash or get corrupted, as a result backup data in FAT is highly recommended to prevent important files (documents, photos, videos, music etc) from losing.