Recover Data from exFAT Drive

Updated on July 15, 2020

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ExFAT (Extensible File Allocation Table) is a file system introduced by Microsoft in 2006 and optimized for SD card, external harddrives, flash memory devices like USB flash drives. exFAT file is a widely used file system as it is compatible with both MacOS and Windows. For SD cards and USB drives that have over 128 Gb storage capacity, exFAT partition is created by default.

Have you lost data from your exFAT drive? Are worried about recovering the data from your exFAT drive? Find below the methods to effortlessly recover from exFAT drive. Before moving on to section below, let us first understand the common causes for data loss in exFAT partition

Reason for data loss in exFAT partition or drive

Below listed are highly reported causes by users across the world as to why there is lose data in the exFAT partition or drive

External Factors for data loss from exFAT partition

  • Bad Sector: Bad sectors are a group of sectors on a storage device that becomes inaccessible. Once a storage device gets infected with bad sectors you will face issues like delay in response time, lagging of storage device, random missing of files, crashing of file explorer, etc. It is better to have them fixed before they damage the whole device. You can repair them easily by using check disk utility.
  • Check disk is a Windows utility programmed to maintain the disks. When you run Check disk utility, it will fill the inaccessible sectors with 0’s so that operating system will not try to write on them in future. This can be bad news if you have important data on your computer. If you have important data on the inaccessible drive, recover data before you fix the exFAT partition. If you have lost any files because of a bad sector check out the later part of the article on how to recover them.

  • Virus or malware attack: Virus is pretty common nowadays. It has evolved from a simple threat to jeopardizing and corrupting the entire operating systems. When it comes to dealing with the virus, prevention is a better cure. Always maintain an updated antivirus, be cautious while using your storage on another computer.
  • In the case of an infected storage device, either you can clean it by using antivirus or in critical cases you need to format the entire storage device. In such cases, you will lose the existing content.

Human Mistakes for Data loss from exFAT drive

  • Accidental deletion: In most case scenarios ExFAT file system is used in external drives. You might be deleting some of the contents for making some free space. While doing that you might oversee and delete some important files.
  • Unfortunately, when files are deleted from an external drive you cannot recover them from the recycle bin. You can easily recover deleted files from an external storage device with the help of an efficient data recovery software

  • Intentional Deletion: If you have intentionally deleted any files from your exFAT drive and due to various personal reasons if you choose to recover them back, then you need to understand it is not possible to recover deleted files from exFAT partition without a reliable data recovery tool utility. To recover exFAT data with ease you will need the exFAT data recovery tool.

In the section below you will learn about the hassle-recovery tool to recover data from exFAT drive

How to perform exFAT File Recovery?

To overcome such data loss issues from exFAT drives, the Remo Recover Tool for Hard Drives has been designed to formatted, deleted, and corrupted exFAT drives on both Windows and Mac systems

Remo Recover gets back deleted or lost files from various storage devices. This utility is popular for fighting data loss scenarios and is perfect for recovering data from Windows 7, 8, 10 and its previous versions. It recovers Word files, text files, ZIP files and other file types easily within a few minutes. Also, along with this you can also make use of this software to perform data recovery from pen drive, memory card, FireWire drive, iPod, and others.

Furthermore, the application is capable of recovering files from USB drives, internal hard drives, etc, when they turn RAW after severe corruption.

How to Recover data from exFAT drive?

To recover data from ExFAT drive, download and install Remo Partition Recovery Software and follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Launch the tool, click on Recover Partitions and select the ExFAT drive you want to recover data
  • Click on Scan start the ExFAT recovery process
  • Now, the software scans the selected drive to find missing or deleted partitions
  • After completion of scanning process, it displays the list of recovered files from ExFAT.You can see the data at your preferred choice of Data View or File Type View
  • At last, you can preview the recovered files with Preview option.
  • Save the Recovery Session to save the scanned information that saves your valuable time, as you need not have to rescan the drive again and again
  • If you are satisfied with the recovery results, then activate the license key of the software and Save the recovered files at your desired location

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