How to Recover Data for FAT

FAT file system is a commonly used file system of our PCs. The better understanding of FAT will help you recover data for FAT more easily. FAT is an abbreviation of File Allocation Table which is a computer file system architecture, it is used on computer systems and memory cards. FAT describes clusters (the unit used by file allocation) which are used by files. There are three types of FAT: FAT12, FAT 16 and FAT 32.

When to Use FAT Recovery Software

When to use FAT recovery software to recover the lost files? Sometimes the data stored on FAT file system may be deleted, lost or FAT partition may be formatted, corrupted, etc. And most situation of FAT data loss is unforeseen. The FAT recovery software is useful under any of the below mentioned data loss situations unless the data is corrupted or the drive is unrecognized by the software.

  • Delete a file or program accidentally or mistakenly

  • Delete data intentionally but find they are still useful later

  • Improper computer shut down or power failure

  • Operating system corruption

  • Data corruption

  • Virus attack

  • How to Recover Data for FAT

    When you find the FAT partition is inaccessible (the symptom is usually that the PC suggests that the partition is not formatted) or partition is lost when you are partitioning.

    For this circumstance, your partition table is damaged by some errors, virus, and intentional action or unknown reasons. The data stored on the hard drive are still located where they used to be. You can recover your FAT partition table, and then get back data for FAT.

    There are two methods provided to get data back fat: data recovery software and manual data recovery. Manual data recovery, compare with the data recovery software, its higher price and long time waiting make itself to be the second choice.

    uFlysoft Data Recovery is powerful FAT data recovery software. It can also recover deleted, lost, damaged and formatted data from other types of file system hard drive or partition, for example: NTFS. Even if you have written new data into that hard drive or partition, uFlysoft FAT Recovery still find its directory tree from hard drive and recover them easily.


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