How to Regain Deleted FAT32 Files from Linux?

Linux is free operating system based on Intel architecture and open source software used for development and distribution. Now Linux is compatible on embedded systems whose OS is built typically in firmware. One of the best feature of Linux system is it supports FAT32 file system. FAT32 is disk file allocation system that uses 32 bit values for FAT entry. FAT32 file system has 32 bit cluster number of which 28 bit are currently used. It posses features such as flexible, fast, spacious, compatible and robust. However, unintentionally erasing FAT32 files from Linux will lead to file loss by making yourself hassle. Some of the Scenarios that lead to deletion of FAT32 file from Linux are:

  • Instead of using shut down option, if you directly switch off the computer with power button then it lead to deletion of files present in the drive having FAT32 file system from Linux
  • Unintentionally removing FAT32 files while removing unwanted files from externally connected drive results in deletion of files
  • Accidentally formatting system hard drive will result in deletion of entire files present in it
  • If Linux FAT32 files are infected by virus then the anti-virus program may remove infected files without notifying user
  • Improper updation of Linux operating system may tend to deletion of files
  • Erasing large FAT32 files will bypass Recycle Bin folder by rendering permanent deletion of files

User can restore deleted FAT32 files from Linux by using file recovery utility. This is because, after deletion, the files will not be deleted permanently and only the table of the content gets erased. So do not use the drive until you regain files from it in order to avoid permanent data loss by overwriting.

Software to undelete FAT32 files from Linux:

Yodot File Recovery tool can easily retrieve deleted FAT32 files from Linux operating system. It ensures complete recovery of files and also provides 30 dynamic features which make your recovery experience easy and fast. Along with recovering linux FAT32 files, undeleting FAT32 memory card, this tool can even retrieve data from external storage devices like flash drive, pen drive, external hard drive, FireWire drive, SSD drives and many morewhich are formatted with FAT16, ExFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems. It can regain files according to their name, size, created date, extension and so on. This Software offers preview of retrieved files on computer window before extracting them. User can separately restore only deleted files in addition to lost files on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 OS based computer. By downloading the trial version of this software user can know the steps involved in file recovery.

Steps to recover deleted Linux FAT32 files:

  • Download and install Deleted file recovery software on desktop by logging in as local system administrator
  • After completion of installation process, launch the tool and follow the given instructions
  • On main screen you will get two options like 'Deleted File Recovery' and 'Lost file Recovery'
  • In that click on 'Deleted File Recovery' option and proceed next screen to select the drive
  • Upon selecting the drive, you can carry onto next window to choose required file types that need to be retrieved
  • Now start with file recovery process, after completion of scanning process you can view restored files either in 'Data View' or 'File Type View'
  • Mark Linux FAT32 files which are required and save them on destination location on system hard drive or any external storage device

Things to Remember:

  • Always take backup of Linux FAT32 files on multiple external storage devices
  • Check twice before emptying Recycle Bin folder
  • Avoid adding new files to computer HDD after file deletion

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