FAT and NTFS File System Data Retrieval Tool

“Hi, I formatted my computer hard drive to manage the performance of the PC. It had been so long that I have not checked the computer; when turned ON, its speed had been decreased and it is filled with lot of unused data. After formatting, I got to know that there were some important files on computer. I had partitions formatted with two file systems, FAT and NTFS on the hard drive. Please help me with a solution to recover data from the different file system drives, if you know.”

FAT and NTFS are the file systems with which Windows computer hard drives can be formatted these file systems have their own features and preferences. You can have different file systems on the partitions of computer if you need the functionalities of both file systems. While using your PC, mistakes happen by chance and even you could be in the situation like above. In such situations the loss of your crucial data from FAT and NTFS file system sets a panic in you. Do not worry, you can retrieve FAT and NTFS file system using suitable data restoration software. You can retrieve data no matter whether data is lost either from whole hard drive or from individual drive with either FAT or NTFS file system.

Scenarios in which data from FAT and NTFS file systems are lost are:

  • Resizing Partitions: While resizing partitions you need free space to extend a partition. If you do not have sufficient free space then you can shrink a drive with less data and more unused space. Sometimes, files from shrunken drive will be lost due to fragmentation
  • Partition Deletion: You may delete either FAT or NTFS a partition on your computer hard drive intentionally or unintentionally. Later you will regret if you had very important data on deleted partition
  • Raw Partition: File system is said to be Raw when it is not in recognizable state by the Operating System. You will lose the accessibility of Raw partition and hence incur huge data loss
  • Sudden System Reboots: Sometimes, the system may turn off suddenly due to power surge and you turn system on again upon resuming power. If this happens repeatedly without much of time gap, then data may be lost from FAT or NTFS drive due to frequent system reboots

In addition, there are many other scenarios that may render loss of data from FAT and NTFS file systems. However, you do not need to lose your heart for lost files. You can perform data recovery from FAT and NTFS file systems on your Windows computer using Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software.

FAT and NTFS file system data recovery tool:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software helps you restore files from partitions formatted with FAT and NTFS file system on your PC/laptop. This tool is capable of retrieving presentation files, word documents, excel spreadsheets, access files, Outlook data files, basic media files, archive files, etc. from FAT and NTFS partitions. You can restore files from computers/laptops formatted with Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems. This program is capable of retrieving files from even ExFAT and ReFS file system introduced for Windows 8 computers. Try the demo version of the utility to preview files before activation of software.

Procedural steps to recover data off FAT and NTFS file system:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software and install it on your PC
  • Run the software and select “Partition Recovery” or “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option from main screen depending on loss scenario that you have come across
  • From next screen, select icon of FAT or NTFS file system drive and click on “Next”
  • From next screen, choose file types which you want to retrieve and click on “Next”
  • Software scans the selected file types on the drive formatted with FAT or NTFS file system and displays the result in few minutes in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview recovered media files using ‘Preview’ option by selecting any desired file
  • Save recovered files on a drive of computer other than NTFS and FAT file system using “Save” option
  • Repeat the procedure by selecting NTFS partition to restore lost files from it.If you are saving files on external drive, then you can select the icon of hard drive and retrieve files from both NTFS and FAT file systems at once


  • Use powerful scanning mechanism to keep FAT and NTFS file systems away from viruses
  • Defragment FAT and NTFS file system drives on your computer to avoid data loss