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Recover Lost FAT Partition

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Recover deleted/lost FAT partitions in Windows

Before NTFS file system was introduced, most of the PC's around the world made use of the File Allocation Table file system better known as a FAT file system. Though there are different versions of the FAT file system, the most widely used FAT version is the FAT 32 file system. It is used widely in Windows 98, 2000 Server and some of the Windows XP systems. With the advent of NTFS, usage of FAT file system has been restricted to USB drives.

 

The popularity of NTFS over FAT is due to the fact that advanced features are supported by NTFS file system. However, there are still laptops and USB drives that make use of the FAT file system. One of the major setbacks of the FAT file system with respect to data loss is that this file system lacks a good crash recovery or security option, which automatically makes the FAT file system more prone to data loss.

 

Some of the common reasons for loss of data on a hard drive with FAT file system are virus attacks, malware, accidental deletion of the partitions and loss of partitions due to a hard drive crash. Data loss is also bound to occur, when we convert the file system from FAT to NTFS. The deleted/lost FAT partitions can be recovered if you make use of a good Windows Partition recovery software to recover the lost or deleted partitions easily. Recover Partition tool lets you recover data from lost partitions. This Read-Only data recovery software ensures that the data present on the unaffected partitions is not affected during data recovery.

 

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Follow these steps to recover lost FAT partition on Windows

 

Step 1:Start the application, either by double-clicking the desktop shortcut or by selecting the icon from the Program lists present in the Start Menu. The Main window is displayed, as shown in Figure a. Select the "Recover Partitions / Drives" option from the main window.

 

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Figure a : Main Window

 

Step 2: As soon as you select "Recover Partitions / Drives" option, a new window is shown. The new window gives you the option to recover deleted/lost partitons or to recover data from formatted/ reformatted partitions. Select the "Partition Recovery" option and proceed to the next step as shown in Figure b.

 

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Figure b : Select Partition Recovery

 

Note: You can select the "Formatted / Reformatted Recovery" option if you want to recover data from formatted or reformatted partitions.

 

Step 3: Once you select the "Partition Recovery" option, the software displays all the detected physical drives as shown in Figure c. Select the physical drive from which you want to recover lost FAT partition and click on "Next"

 

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Figure c : Select Physical Drive

 

Step 4: On clicking "Next", the software starts scanning the selected physical drive for the lost FAT partiton. Once the scanning process is finished, the software displays all the found partitions as shown in Figure d. Select the FAT partition from which data needs to be recovered and click "Next"

 

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Figure d : Select FAT partition

 

Step 5: Once you click "Next", a list of file types is displayed. You can select the appropriate file type from the list to search for files based on their unique signature as shown in Figure e. You may also skip this step by selecting the "Skip" option and continue with the scanning process

 

Found File & Folders Screen

Figure e : Select File Type

 

Step 6: Clicking on "Next" starts the scanning process. The software scans the FAT partition for deleted/ lost data and displays all the recovered data. The recovered data can be viewed using the Data View or the File Type View options as shown in Figure f


Step 7: You can make use of the "Preview" option to preview the recovered files. You can save the scanned information into a file, using the "Save Recovery Session" option. You can later use the "Open Recovery Session" option to load the file, and save the recovered data onto the desired destination drive.

 

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Figure f : View Recovered Data

 

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