exFAT File Recovery on Windows

From ExFAT DriveIf you have a flash storage media like external hard drive or thumb drive or memory card, which you like to use on both Windows and Mac machine. Then exFAT file system is the right selection. As exFAT is specially designed for flash drives, user can easily interoperate between different operating systems. Therefore it proves to be useful in places where NTFS faces compatibility issues. Moreover it supports files of larger size, hence making it easier to store files of more than 4GB. This is how exFAT eliminates the limitations which other FAT file systems have.

Even though exFAT drives possesses advanced features for file storage, data loss is inevitable like any other drive or file system. It could be due to accidental reasons like file deletion or formatting exFAT drive or may be due to strange problems with exFAT file system (corruption) that leads to inaccessibility of files present on exFAT drive.

Even though exFAT drives possesses advanced features for file storage, data loss is inevitable like any other drive or file system. It could be due to accidental reasons like file deletion or formatting exFAT drive or may be due to strange problems with exFAT file system (corruption) that leads to inaccessibility of files present on exFAT drive.

Let's have a look on the scenarios where you end up losing files and folders from exFAT drive:

  • Unintentionally deleting files from your exFAT partition or external drive
  • Accidentally formatting exFAT drive
  • Due to virus infections in your exFAT, where in you decide to delete files or completely format it
  • Corruption to exFAT file system
  • Due to file system conversion

If such instances happen and you lose all your files from your exFAT drive or partition, what would be your next step? Most of you will try restoring them from your backup. But imagine you have only 50% of your files or there is no backup at all. Now what? At this point, you have to rely on an apt exFAT data recovery utility to get back your valuable files.

Yodot File Recovery software is the best solution for you, as it is capable of recovering deleted or lost files from exFAT drives within no time. Also it can handle recovery from FAT and NTFS drives. The software helps you in retrieving different types of files and moreover offers exFAT drive data recovery of any size

Step-by-step instructions for exFAT data recovery

Few simple steps need to be followed, in order to get back data from your exFAT drive:

  • Plug-in the exFAT drive to your Windows laptop or PC, which has Yodot File Recovery application installed in it
  • Run the application to begin exFAT data recovery process
  • Choose either bDeleted File Recoveryb or bLost File Recoveryb based on your instance
  • Tick the exFAT drive and click bNextb
  • The software will scan the exFAT drive and recovers all deleted / lost files from it
  • Toggle between bData Viewb or bFile Type Viewb decide the files that you want to restore
  • Preview retrieved files and save them
  • You may even compress recovered files before saving, but remember not to store it back to the same exFAT drive

Important Tips

  • Backup files before formatting the exFAT drive
  • If data loss happens then immediately stop using the drive

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