Recover Files from ExFAT Drive

“Hi all, I have external hard drive consisting of single ExFAT partition. It is included with lot of essential files and folders that I really need. Two days back while deleting some unwanted files and folders I have mistakenly removed important files from ExFAT drive. Has anybody faced this kind of situation and recovered erased files back? If yes please help me; thanks in advance…”

First, let us discuss about ExFAT drive; ExFAT was introduced in 2006 to bridge the gap between NTFS file system and FAT32 file system. ExFAT has no file system level compression support and there is no journaling built into this.

ExFAT is only recommended in flash drives and other external devices so that the user can easily interoperate between different operating systems. However, ExFAT drive designed with advanced features for file storage, still data loss is unavoidable like any other drives or file system. Let us know the reasons behind loss of files from ExFAT drive:

  • Knowingly or unknowingly deleting files from ExFAT partition
  • Occurrence of interruption during file transmission process
  • Repeatedly performing read/write operations on ExFAT drive
  • Scanning ExFAT drive with unsafe third party antimalware tool

Files stored on ExFAT drive may get deleted or lost if any of the above mentioned situations occur. In such case obviously you think for a right solution. Fortunately, there is a recovery application that will help you to get data back from ExFAT flash on Windows system. Read below paragraph to know about reliable file recovery program.

Introduction to file retrieving application:

The recommended software to recover ExFAT files from Windows system successfully is Yodot File Recovery. Its advanced scanning technology helps to retrieve deleted and lost files from hard drive, pen drive, memory card, Fire Wire drive, and other portable or external devices. This retrieving utility easily gets back variety of file formats such as DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLSX, JPG, JPEG, GIF, WMF, AVS, PST, PSD, EML, ZIP, RAR and so on. Along with ExFAT drive it regains files saved in drive formatted with NTFS, FAT32, FAT16, and NTFS5 file system.  Additionally it organizes restored files in desired destination location on the basis of file name, file size, modified date and more. Apart from recovery process technical assistance regarding application is available to the user. This software works well on several versions of Windows OS based computers such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2013.

Instructions to follow during file recovery process:

Download and install trial version of the application > Connect ExFAT drive to Windows system > Once installation finishes run the program and follow main screen instructions > There are two choices given on main screen such as “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery” > Choose applicable option based on scenario > Next screen shows all available drives on your system > Select the location from which you need to scan and restore files then click “Next” > When scanning is successfully completed then view recovered files either in “Data View” or “File Type View” > After this use “Save recovery Session” option to avoid rescan > Finally purchase license key of product to save rescued files in desired destination.

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