Memory Card or USB Drive Recovery Software
A bunch of files goes missing after a system error? Inaccessible USB drive or memory card? Unreadable storage device? Lost data after formatting a FAT/FAT32 partition? You can easily restore the complete file and folder structure with Hetman FAT Recovery!
Recover Your Data
Hetman FAT Recovery 2.5
The tool will effectively restore information lost after a system accident, firmware malfunction and user error. Supporting all versions of the FAT file system including FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32, Hetman FAT Recovery is designed to recover files and folders from hard disks, USB pen drives, and all popular memory cards including the latest mini- and micro- varieties. In addition, the tool can recover information directly from many models of digital cameras, tablets, mobile phones and audio players.
Using Hetman FAT Recovery could not be made easier. Immediately after running the product you’ll be greeted by the “File Recovery Wizard”. The wizard will guide you through the recovery process one easy step after another. After completing all the steps of the recovery process, you’ll be able to browse through deleted and missing files being discovered by using an Explorer-like window. Recovering information from FAT partitions is as easy as counting to three.
The wizard will guide you through the recovery process one easy step after another. After completing all the steps of the recovery process, you’ll be able to browse through deleted and missing files being discovered by using an Explorer-like window. Recovering information from FAT partitions is as easy as counting to three.
FAT/FAT32 Recovery Made Easy
The tool by Hetman Software helps recover deleted files, and is often used by photographers to extract digital pictures from formatted, unreadable and corrupted memory cards. Supporting all types of files, Hetman FAT Recovery can be used to undelete files and recover data from damaged and formatted volumes, repartitioned hard drives.
Recovers Portable Devices
Extracts information deleted from portable devices such as digital cameras, audio players, tablets, smartphones and GPS navigators connected via a USB cord. Directly supports many types of portable devices, recovering information from their built-in memory as long as connected devices appear as drive letters on your computer.
Recovers data from formatted partitions, repartitioned hard drives, deleted volumes and disks with corrupted file systems. Automatically locates deleted partitions and missing file systems, performing the most comprehensive recovery. Low-level content-aware disk scan reliably discovers and extracts files even if no file system is found.
Makes undeleting files easy. Recovers files and folders removed from the Recycle Bin or deleted “permanently” with Shift + Delete. When deleted, files are not wiped off the hard drive. Instead, they are simply marked as “deleted” in the file system. The tool can locate such file system records, trace down the exact physical location of deleted files on the disk, and successfully recover the files.
Cures Malware Damage
Viruses, malware and system glitches may destroy data or block access to certain files. Hetman FAT Recovery helps easily recover such information even if the file system is damaged or corrupted. The tool can successfully recover files from disks that are rendered inaccessible, are missing essential system structures as well as disks that are deliberately crippled by malware in order to prevent user access.
Hardware and Firmware Errors
Errors in firmware and hardware glitches are responsible for many cases of data loss. Hetman FAT Recovery can recover files lost after hardware/firmware glitches, restoring or unblocking inaccessible information even if Windows claims the disk must be formatted. File recovery is even possible if no trace of the file system is left on the device.
Recovers data from damaged, corrupted and inaccessible hard drives and flash-based storage devices even if Windows can’t read the disk. Hetman FAT Recovery applies sophisticated techniques to make use of any information remaining in the damaged file system, and uses low-level signature-search algorithms to reliably locate and recover files if the file system is completely messed up.
- Backup Policies and Fault Tolerant Systems
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- Top Ways to Lose Your Data: Human Factor
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- When Software Can’t Help: SSD, Cloud and Online Services
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Hetman FAT Recovery is designed to recover deleted, lost and inaccessible data from all types of storage devices formatted with FAT/FAT32 file systems. Supported devices include hard drives, USB drives, memory cards, digital cameras, tablets and smartphones.
Hetman FAT Recovery can recover files of all types and extensions, no exceptions. If your disk bears a variation of the FAT file system, you can use the tool to recover everything from that disk. Digital pictures, documents, archives, applications, databases, backups, audio and video files – you name it!
- Recovering Office Document Files
Documents such as Word files, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, Access databases and a wide range of other titles are among the most valuable to their users. Unlike photographs that can be snapped in an instant, it takes a lot of time to ...
- Shooting RAW
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- Recovering Deleted Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentation
Office documents are among the most important files for any computer user. Accidentally deleting or otherwise losing a single document may require days or even weeks of work to re-create. Yet unsuspecting computer users around the world are losing hu...
Supported Storage Devices
Hetman FAT Recovery can recover data from all kinds of storage devices that can be mounted to your computer as a drive letter if they are formatted with FAT or FAT32. This includes traditional and solid- state hard disks, tablets, Android smartphones, digital cameras, audio and multimedia players, GPS navigation devices; popular memory cards such as Compact Flash, Memory Stick, SD, SDHC, SDXC and their mini- and micro-varieties; external and USB drives, and so on, and so forth. The tool will recover information even if the disk is corrupted and not recognized by Windows. In other words, if you can connect a device to your computer and see a drive letter, Hetman FAT Recovery can extract files and folders from that device – as long as it bears the FAT/FAT32 file system.
- SDXC: Recovering 64GB and 128GB Memory Cards
Storage is getting cheaper, smaller while offering higher capacity every year. 64 GB memory cards are extremely common in today’s smartphones, digital cameras, tablets and media players. Due to their sheer capacity, a single failure can cause a local...
- Disk Fragmentation and Data Recovery Issues
Disk fragmentation is a fact of our daily life. It’s a well-known fact that fragmentation affects performance, specifically the speed of disk access operations. However, disk fragmentation also has another aspect that’s rarely mentioned. If something...
- Recovering Data from External Storage
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- Physical Failures of NAS Storage Systems
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- Android and Windows Phone: Data Loss and Recovery Issues
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Data Recovery for Dummies
Hetman FAT Recovery can be used by anyone. Its user interface looks very much like Windows Explorer displaying the original file and folder structure – only you get to see all the files, including those that were lost or deleted. We designed this tool with ordinary computer users in mind, and our customers appreciate that. Anyone can use Hetman FAT Recovery – even if they never used a data recovery tool before! The convenient File Recovery Wizard will guide through the beginning of the recovery process one little step after another, helping you get your files back in the safest possible way.
Unlike the live preview, the built-in HEX editor delivers low-level information about the file. Advanced users can obtain information such as the file’s system information including the list and addresses of physical clusters on the disk occupied by the file. You can preview logical disks as well. If you preview a volume, you’ll see information about it's the primary and secondary boot sectors, as well as the addresses of all the MFT records.
Previewing Deleted Files
The live pre-recovery preview adds more convenience to the recovery process. We support previewing hundreds of file formats including a variety of images, compressed archives, documents, spreadsheets, emails, music and video files, and many other types of files. By using the preview, you can quickly locate the latest version of a document, or the least damaged version. The preview prevents waste of time on attempting to recover files that are damaged beyond repair. Hetman FAT Recovery allows you to recover everything – or cherry-pick just the files you need, making sure they are undamaged and fully recoverable before restoring them. If you can see a file’s preview, then it’s definitely 100% recoverable – guaranteed!
Comprehensive Recovery Algorithms
Hetman FAT Recovery shares its data recovery algorithms with our top-of-the-line tool, Hetman Partition Recovery. By combining information obtained from the file system with data acquired by performing a content-aware search on the entire disk surface, Hetman FAT Recovery carefully reconstructs as much information about a file as possible. This information is then used to restore the exact name and location of the file. Thousands of private customers and numerous data recovery labs are choosing Hetman products exactly because of our sophisticated recovery engine. Thanks to patented and patent-pending technologies, Hetman family tools can safely and reliably recover information after most types of accidents.
- Inside FAT: File Search
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- Data Recovery of Fragmented Files
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- Recovering Information with Signature Search
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- Why Deleted Files Can Be Recovered?
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The complete safety of your information is our top priority. Make sure to start the recovery process as soon as possible – but not before you fully understand all the necessary safety precautions. When downloading and installing Hetman FAT Recovery, do NOT save or install the product onto the same disk that contains information to be recovered. Otherwise you might be facing the risk of irreversible loss of data. Similarly, when saving files being recovered, make sure to use an alternative storage device such as a different disk, a CD/DVD, or a USB drive.
Hetman FAT Recovery is designed to work strictly in read-only mode to protect your lost data from being overwritten. In addition, we offer an extra-safe recovery mode, allowing you to create a bit- precise image of the volume containing the missing data in one long read operation, thus minimizing the number of disk access operations and reducing the chance of accidental failure (this mostly applies to damaged and heavily worn hard drives). You can then use that image to recover the files during the next step of the process.
- Forensic Disk Analysis
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- S.M.A.R.T. Parameters and Early Signs of a Failing Hard Disk
S.M.A.R.T. (or simply SMART) is a monitoring system built into most modern hard drives. S.M.A.R.T. stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology. The technology helps detect various reliability problems at an early stage, giving warni...
- Secure Data Destruction
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- Why Data Recovery Comes Handy Even if You Do RAID and Backups
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Saving Recovered Data
What could be easier than saving the files you already found? Well, there are certain implications to be concerned of. Most importantly, you absolutely must use a different disk or an alternative storage device to keep data being recovered; otherwise you’ll be risking to lose everything.
When recovering large hard drives or NAS devices, you may not have immediate access to the second drive just as big. If this is the case, Hetman FAT Recovery will let you upload your data over the network to a remote server or to an FTP server, burn a number of CD/DVD discs, or produce burnable ISO images.
Designed for Microsoft Windows
Hetman FAT Recovery supports all versions of the FAT file system (File Allocation Table) including all major varieties and minor revisions. The list of supported file systems includes the original FAT, VFAT, FAT12, FAT 16, and FAT32. The tool can be used in Windows XP / Server 2003 / Vista / Server 2008 / Windows 7 / Windows 8 and Windows 10. Hetman FAT Recovery explicitly supports both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows. Please note that you must have Administrator’s privileges on your computer in order to install and use Hetman FAT Recovery.
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- Recovering Protected and Encrypted NTFS Files
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- Recovering Compressed NTFS Files
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- Choosing the Right File System: FAT and NTFS
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- Practical Hints on Choosing Between FAT and NTFS
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If you need to recover other types of files, or if you’re working with badly damaged media, try Hetman Partition Recovery or Hetman NTFS Recovery. Both tools employ highly sophisticated recovery algorithms allowing them to recover more information under the most difficult circumstances.
This product can extract information from system partitions, hard disks, memory cards, USB drives and other storage media formatted with all revisions of FAT or NTFS. Use this tool for recovering all types of information after any type of an accident.
Supporting the NTFS file system only, this tool can recover files of any time from system disks and other devices formatted with NTFS. Use this tool for recovering all types of information after any type of an accident from any NTFS partition.