How to Recover Deleted Files from FAT Drive?
Along with hard drive capacities increasing largely nowadays, FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32 have been adopted by DOS in Microsoft and Windows successively. There are different file management systems in Windows NT, OS/2, UNIX/Linux and Novell system, which are not same as FAT file format. FAT12 is the location of cluster of 12BIT and the maximal capacity is up to 32M. While FAT16 is indicated 16BIT shown two bytes to indicate location of cluster, the maximal cluster capacity is up to 2G. FAT32 adopts 4 bytes to indicate cluster location and the maximal partition is up to 65G. Facing the digitals larger and larger, users are no doubt worry about the speed of recovery processing.
So here in this article, I would like to share some experiences for recovery FAT data. Hope it is helpful and useful for green hands to have the FAT data when they are accidentally lost, deleted, formatted or damaged. The tool we recommend is the iPubsoft Data Recovery, which is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, etc. Even for complicated FAT file, iPubsoft Data Recovery can entirely get back deleted data from quick scanning or deep scanning. That should be easiest way for user to choose and keep coolmuster on the CD at hand at any time. If you are using a Mac computer, the software also offers the Data Recovery for Mac to help you.
- 4 recovery modes supported to recover lost data completely via Windows computer.
- Kinds of file like videos, photos, songs, documents, etc. are supported for users to get back with ease.
- Recover lost files from both computer internal hard drive and external storage media.
- Concise interface and easy-to-use wizard to lead you with no prior recovery skills needed.
Now, you can download a free trial version of the program to restore deleted FAT files.
Get through The Process to Undelete Lost Data from FAT File System
Step 1: Launch the software and choose recovery mode
Install and launch iPubsoft Data Recovery on your Windows PC. Then, you'll get the interface as follow. 4 recovery modes are provided that you can choose the right mode for you and click "Next". Here, you should choose "Raw Recovery".
Step 2: Scan your FAT drive for lost data
Here, you'll see all the partitions and external hard drives are scanned out and displayed. Just highlight the FAT drive and hit on the "Scan" button to start scanning lost files on it.
Step 3: Preview and start to perform FAT data recovery
After the scanning, all found lost FAT files will be shown in clear categories. You can preview them and check the data you want to recover. Click the button of "Recover" to save them to your computer or other storage media.
Warning: Please do not save the recovered files back to the original place to prevent the data from being overwritten.