How to Restore Pictures from FAT32 Drive?

“Hi, my desktop includes various partitions to save different file types for easy access. All my favorite pictures, downloaded images are stored in one partition and all other files on another partition. These two partitions are formatted with FAT32 file system. Today all of a sudden the partition holding all my picture files got corrupt and has turned inaccessible. I can’t even image to lose these images so, can anyone show me how to recover photos from FAT32 partition? Please help”.

If you have encountered the above scenario and lost photos from FAT32, then you are at right place. This page will provide you complete information about how to rescue photos from Fat32 partition / drive with simple method. Happy reading…

FAT- File Allocation Table is a file system that helps to manage files on a hard drive for easy access and proper memory usage on drive. FAT32 is an advanced version of FAT file system and users can save files of large size (file with almost 4GB size) on a FAT32 partition/ drive. However, one might lose pictures from FAT32 in various occasions such as:

  • Formatting FAT32 when it shows Format error or in the process of formatting other partition on hard drive
  • Improper system shutdown due to frequent power loss or forceful shutdown can sometimes result in corruption of FAT32 partition making pictures inaccessible on FAT32 drive
  • Accidentally or mistakenly deleting pictures from FAT32 drive / partition on Windows using Shift+Delete key combination or from Command prompt
  • Interrupted image file transfer from FAT32 to other external storage devices can lead to loss or missing of its images
  • Software conflicts like OS corruption, wrong installation of OS, registry errors etc. may also cause damage to FAT32 partition inducing loss of files from it

FAT32 drive image recovery software:

Even if you lose precious images from FAT32 in the above scenarios, there is nothing to worry because all such images can be retrieved easily with the help of good photo recovery software. Yodot Photo Recovery software is one such utility that has ability to restore photos from FAT32 partition within no time. In addition, Yodot offers a feasible solution for how to regain deleted files from NTFS drive, NTFS5, ExFAT and FAT16 file systems in Windows environment. This software is well versed in recovering images such as JPEG, IMG, PNG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, JPG, FFF, PSD, PIC, EMF, DRW and Raw images like NEF, CR2, CRW, SR2, ORF, DNG, PEF, KDC and many more. Along with photos, it is also possible to rescue video files, songs and other files from vivid storage media. This software can effectively retrieve pictures from hard drive, pen drive, external hard drive, memory cards, FireWire drives and other storage components with above file systems. Just employ the demo version of the software on Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2008 and 2003 OS based computers / laptops to know about its picture recovery efficiency.

General steps to regain photos from FAT32 drive / partition:

  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery software on your Windows computer on which photos are lost from FAT32
  • If photos are lost from external FAT32 drives then connect such drive to a Windows PC and follow the below steps
  • Install and run the utility according onscreen instructions
  • When main screen gets displayed click on ‘Deleted Photo Recovery’ if photo are erased from FAT32
  • Else click for ‘Lost Photo Recovery’ to restore missing / lost image files
  • Next from the list of drives present on-screen select FAT32 partition/ drive from which pictures have to be rescued
  • Further choose the photo file types that you are intended to recover or else ‘Skip’ this step
  • Software starts to scan the selected FAT32 partition and retrieves all images from it
  • View recovered photos using Preview button to verify efficiency of image recovery process
  • At last save rescued photos to a target location on host computer drive

Necessary Tips:

  • Do not erase any images unintentionally from FAT32 partition
  • Always backup important photos from FAT32 drive / partition on other storage devices