Recovery of FAT16, FAT32, exFAT partitions after accidental deletion or formatting using Hetman Software tools.
Inside FAT: File Recovery
Now when we found the file system, we can start analyzing its records. Our goal is identifying addresses of the physical sectors on the disk that contain data belonging to a deleted file. In order to do that, a data recovery algorithm will scan the file system and enumerate its records.
Inside FAT: File Search
In 2013, there are plenty of file systems around. There are FAT, NTFS, HFS and many other file systems used by the many different operating systems. And yet, the oldest and simplest file system of them all is still going strong. The FAT system is aged, and has many limitations on maximum volume size and the size of a single file.
from External Storage
Various types of external storage quickly gain popularity. External storage systems are easier to maintain, upgrade and extend than computers’ built-in hard drives. They can be shared over the network safer and easier than computer hard disk drives. They can be conveniently placed and connected via a convenient link. Finally, users can add huge storage capacities to their laptops and mobile devices, which would otherwise be completely impossible.
Choosing the Right File System:
FAT and NTFS
Windows offers the choice between two file system families: FAT and NTFS. When formatting new media, you can have a question as to which one is the better file system. As usual, there is no single definite answer. Both file systems can serve you better under a variety of circumstances.
Practical Hints on Choosing
Between FAT and NTFS
Enough theory! To learn more about the differences between file systems, read the article titled “Choosing the Right File System: FAT and NTFS”. When exactly do I use FAT, and when should I pick NTFS? Naturally, NTFS should be used within the scope of desktop and laptop computers.
Why Today’s Data Recovery Tools
are Better than Undelete.exe
Data recovery software has come a long way since the “unerase” tool was introduced in Norton Utilities 1.0 in 1982. A few years later, Microsoft added “undelete.exe” was added to MS DOS 5. Both tools relied on the properties of the file system (FAT16 at the time) to retain information about deleted files in its directory structures.