The FAT Allocation Table or the FAT file system is a file system that is used in Windows OS, along with the NTFS file system. Though not so widely used in hard drives, FAT file system is widely used in most of the USB storage devices and on laptops. The FAT 32 file system, the most widely used among FAT file systems was introduced along with Windows 98 and was made use of in Windows Server 2000 and even Windows XP. Though the FAT file system was initially popular, it lost its prominence with the advent of the NTFS file system.
One of the major drawbacks of the FAT file system is the absence of crash recovery and security options. This increases the chances of data loss in a FAT file system, and also reduces chances of the data recovery of the same. There are various reasons for loss of data on a FAT file system, some of which can be described as follows,
No matter what the reason for data loss, you can make use of File Restore Tool Windows to recover all your deleted/lost data from FAT file systems. This Read-Only software ensures that none of your unaffected partitions get damaged during the recovery process. The software is capable of tracing a file by performing a comprehensive sector-by-sector search on the hard drive and can recover files after system crash from Windows 10, 8, 7, XP and Windows Vista OS. In addition, you can employ this tool to restore files on the Windows 8 computer, which is the latest version of the Windows OS family.
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Steps to recover the formatted/reformatted FAT partitions on Windows
Step 1: Download and launch the application on your computer. The software avails 3 different recovery options on the main screen, click on Recover Files.
Step 2: You are now required to select the FAT partition from the list of logical drives available in the system. Then press on Scan icon.
Step 3: The software now begins to scan for the previous file system on the chosen disk partition. During this phase, the progress of file recovery from the FAT partitions is also displayed on the screen.
Step 4: Select a view layout among Data View and File Type View for previewing the recovered files.
Step 5: Right-click over the file item to preview them individually.
Step 6: Continue to save the files retrieved from the FAT partitions to a suitable drive location.