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!

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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.

Quick Start

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 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.

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Major Features

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.

Recoverable Files

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!

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Recoverable Files

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.

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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.

Data Recovery for Dummies

HEX preview

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!

Previewing Deleted Files

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.

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Data Safety

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.

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Data Safety

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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Designed for Microsoft Windows

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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.

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