How to Recover Files from FAT Partition Devices / Volumes

FAT is the widely used type of file system, a lot of mobile devices are using this file system, for example, external hard disk, USB stick, etc. But its data loss and the possibility of restore is also more widely. Well, here is the article showing you how to do fat recovery and then get your data back.

In order to ensure the success of fat data recovery, please don’t write any new data to the FAT or fat32 partition device or copy files out of the device. Another important thing is choosing a good FAT32 data recovery software. Here we suggest Kvisoft Mac Data Recovery, it is Mac recovery software that can retrieve your lost or deleted files from formatted or damaged hard drive as well as from external hard drives, Flash drive, etc, and compatible with HFS+, FAT16/32 and NTFS file system volumes.

Kvisoft Data Recovery Software Mac can help you recover files from FAT16/FAT32 partition devices, it works for all occasions:

  • • Formatted drive (to NTFS, to/from FAT32/FAT16)
  • • Inaccessible drive (can be detected by computer, but cannot be read)
  • • Drive is empty(drive appears to be empty even though there are files on it)
  • • Missing or deleted file or directory

If you use Windows system, you can also download the Windows version software, here is the directly download links:

How to Perform FAT Data Recovery


Prepare for FAT recovery

Connect your FAT32 partition device to computer, and the launch the software.


Choose media type

If you just want to recover files from FAT32 partition volume of computer (if you already formatted the volume as fat32), please choose Hard Drive option. And if your device is mobile device such as USB stick, digital camera, etc, please choose the corresponding option: Memory Device, Multimedia/Mobile Device, etc.


Select fat partition device/volume to scan

From the below interface, you can see your devices listed, select your device and then choose a scan mode to scan. Then click Start button to go on.
select device


Preview and recover data from fat32 device

After a moment, all scanned files will be listed on the left side by different categories and file types. You can choose file to preview and make mark the one you want to recove. If you want to recover the whole device / volume, just select all files. Click Recovery button to start doing fat recovery and select a device to save the recovered files.
preview files

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