File Recovery from FAT Drive

 October 20, 2015      
 File Recovery   

“Instead of deleting unwanted files I accidentally erased essential files from FAT drive by pressing “Shift +Delete” combination on Windows system. Due to this issue I lost my important files like project report, documents permanently. Now I am looking forward to get back files from FAT drive. So can anyone suggest me how to recover file from FAT on Windows system?”

FAT is a very popular and commonly used file system on removable storage devices like USB pen drives, external hard drives, memory cards, and iPod etc. It exhibits properties like fast, flexible, space efficient, robust and compatible. FAT offers good performance even in light-weight implementations, but delivers the same performance, reliability and scalability. FAT is supported by all operating systems including Windows and Mac. FAT has versions like FAT 12, FAT 16 and FAT 32, among which FAT 32 is the upgraded one.

Unfortunately, in spite all its efficient features, user may lose their essential files from FAT drive due to several reasons as mentioned below:

  • Accidental deletion
  • Accidental formatting
  • Partitioning errors
  • Emptying Recycle Bin
  • Improper shutdown or power failure when FAT files are in use
  • Improper ejecting removal storage media
  • Virus infection
  • File system errors

Take below precaution to avoid file loss from FAT

  • Maintain backup of important data regularly
  • Keep updating  antivirus to prevent virus infections
  • Don’t use third-party tools from for any purpose
  • Make use of proper eject option

Files are deleted or lost from a FAT drive due to above facts can be regained back with help of proficient file recovery application on Windows system.

FAT file recovery tool:

Yodot File Recovery helps the user to retrieve files from FAT drive on Windows system. This program will recover FAT files and folders which is erased or lost from recycle bin, command prompt and so on. It Identifies and recovers all file types including office files, photos, audio, video and other important file types based on their unique signatures with ease. This utility can sort the retrieved FAT files on the basis of name, date, size and file type. It can regain files from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExtFAT formatted partitions or drives. This application can rescue files which are either deleted or missing due to partitioning errors from FAT formatted disks. Additionally, Fat file can retrieved from hard drives, memory cards, pen drives, iPod, thumb drives etc. File recovery software works well on Windows system such as Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 OS.

Follow simple steps to restore FAT files:

Download and install Yodot File Recovery software on Windows system -> Run the application with given instructions on main screen -> It provide two options namely “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery” -> Pick any one option to recover FAT file from Windows computer -> Next application will  display all partitions present in Windows  PC-> Select the FAT drive from which recovery is to be done-> Next, it starts scanning process on selected FAT drive -> Once scanning process gets completed, this tool will show list of files in “File Type View” and “Data View” options -> Mark the required medial  files and preview them using “Preview” button -> Finally, save retrieved files to different destination location on Windows system by clicking “Save” button.