FAT Partition Recovery

FAT stands for File Allocation Table. It is the name of the computer file system architecture, which is used in earlier versions of Windows operating system. A file system is the underlying structure that is used by the computer to organize data on the hard disk. If you‘re installing a new hard disk, then you need to partition and format it using a file system before you begin to store data or programs. In Windows, you can see three file systems namely NTFS, FAT32 and FAT (also known as FAT16) in which you can choose either of the file system while formatting your new hard drive.

Consider a scenario, where you have Windows computer in which the hard drive is of FAT file system. Due to some unknown reasons you accidentally deleted the FAT partition on your computer. Though it consists of your various valuable data in it, you need to retrieve that FAT partition back. If this is your situations then what will you do. How you will retrieve that lost FAT partition back from your computer?

The answer is simple; just use efficient disk partition recovery software to restore your FAT partition back. Before going to know about disk partition recovery tool, we will see some of the causes for loss of data on FAT partition.

Reasons for loss of data on FAT Partition:

  • Human Errors: unintentionally erasing the data from FAT partition instead of deleting unwanted files or accidentally formatting the FAT partition on your computer leads to data loss.
  • File System Corruption: Conversion of FAT file system or File system header corruption due to virus infection can damage the computer hard drive file structure and make your valuable data inaccessible
  • Other Reasons: The data stored on your FAT partition might get lost due to sudden power failure while copying process, system malfunctioning, and many more.

Apart from these, there are several unknown reasons which lead to deletion or loss of FAT partition. But as it is mentioned before, you have a chance to recover FAT partition using disk partition recovery software. This software helps you to retrieve various kinds of files from FAT partition such as music, photos, documents, videos, and many other files with ease. By using this disk partition recovery software, you can also find missing HDD partition on the computer. This disk recovery app can also be used to retrieve data from file systems like NTFS and FAT32. It allows you to preview recovered data prior to data restoration. This disk recovery utility works on all computers that run Windows operating system like Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP, Server 2003 and Server 2008. To restore data from Windows 8 partition, visit this link: http://www.diskpartitionrecovery.com/windows-8.html

Procedure to recover FAT Partition:

Step 1: First download and set up disk partition recovery software on your system. Run the application. Select “Recover Drives” from the main screen.

Recover Fat Partition - Main Window

Figure 1: Main Window

Step 2: A new window appears. Select “Partition Recovery” option to recover FAT partitions from hard drive.

Recover Fat Partition - Select NTFS Partition

Figure 2: Select appropriate option

Step 3: Choose the FAT partition from which you want to retrieve lost data.

Recover Fat Partition - Select NTFS Partition

Figure 3: Select drive

Step 4: Scanning process starts and displays all the data from recovered FAT parttition. Select the file you want to preview using “Preview” option.

Recover Fat Partition - File Preview

Figure 4: File Preview

NOTE: Use “Save Recovery Session” option to save the scanned file. If you are pleased with the demo version of this tool, then you can buy the original version. After getting the product key of the software, save the file which you have resumed in “Save Recovery Session”.

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