The definition of FAT file system
According to Wikipedia: “File Allocation Table (FAT) is a computer file system architecture now widely used on many computer systems and most memory cards, such as those used with digital cameras. FAT file systems are commonly found on floppy disks, flash memory cards, digital cameras, and many other portable devices because of their relative simplicity. FAT was also commonly used on hard disks throughout the DOS and Windows 9x eras, but its use on hard drives has declined since the introduction of Windows XP, which primarily uses the newer NTFS.”
You may lose FAT data cause by:
FAT Partition corruption and Partition resizing
System or Software malfunction
Incomplete or unsuccessful repartitioning of hard drive
FAT File System damaged
Accidental format, Hard drive formatting
Boot Sector corruption, unexpected shutdown
MBR (Master Boot Record) damage
Cross linked files
Virus infection, Power Surges
Human errors, Windows operating system sabotage
What you need to recover Data
When you inadvertently lose your data from FAT-based operating system on your Windows computer, you need to choose a useful FAT data recovery software to help you get out of the dilemma. Tenorshare Data Recovery is a light-weight yet powerful solution that enables you to recover data from deleted, formatted, corrupted FAT partition, hard drive, external USB drive. It works well with FAT 12/FAT 16/FAT 32. What’s more, it empowers you to restore, backup partition table when your partitions was deleted, formatted, corrupted or lost.
Follow the easy directions to learn how to operate it.
Step 1: Download this FAT Recovery tool, install and launch it.
Step 2: Choose the recovery mode – “Deleted Recovery” or “Formatted Recovery” based on the reason why you lose your data.
Step 3: Choose the disk you lose the files, and then click “Scan”. For “Formatted Recovery”, you need do one more step—choose FAT as your formatted file system.
Step 4: In the tree-like list, pick the files you would like to recover by ticking the boxes in front of the file information lines.
Step 5: Click “Recover” and specify the location on your PC’s hard drive or portable media.
Step 6: Click “OK” to finish your actions.
Never download and install your program on the partition where you lost your data.
Never save your recovered files on this partition too.
It is highly recommended to back up your crucial data on online storage service, external drives.
If have already accidently lost them, try FAT Data Recovery Software.
For Mac data recovery, Tenorshare Data Recovery for Mac can help you recover your lost data from FAT file system hard drive on a Mac PC.