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4 Solutions to Recover exFAT Partition

Wondershare Recoverit Authors

Jan 27, 2024 • Filed to: Recover Files • Proven solutions

exFAT is widely used in many storage devices. It doesn’t matter whether you are using a USB flash drive, external hard drive, or even a memory card, you must be using an exFAT partition. This is so because partitioning using an exFAT provides you with the ability to store even single files with size bigger than 4GB.

Although exFAT is an excellent option to go with, you still lost data from this partition. This means you need to recover the exFAT partition. It is a simple process but is tricky for many. This is why we are presenting you with a complete guide on exFAT partition recovery. This guide will make the process of recovery simple.

Part 1: Some reasons behind exFAT Partition Data loss

Now you must be probably sitting there and wondering about the reason behind exFAT partition data loss. Isn’t it?

Well, to make it easier for you here are some following reasons.

1. File Deletion: File deletion from exFAT is one of the major causes. It doesn’t matter whether the Recycle bin got empty or files are deleted by pressing “Shift + Delete”.

2. exFAT Partition Formatting: There are several instances when you tend to format a drive but accidentally format the wrong partition. In this case, the partition becomes inaccessible. Thus it asks the users to format it and in many cases the user format it.

3. File System Error: File system error is one of the major causes of data loss. The thing is, chances are high that the partition will be damaged on removing the storage device from the computer directly. There are also some other causes for the same as the shutdown of the system during data transferring.

The file system damage leads to partition corruption as a result you can’t access your exFAT partition.

4. Virus Assault: Virus or malware infection causes huge damage to data or the file system. It may even result in the loss of whole data.

5. Re-partition exFAT Partition: When you go for a hard drive repartition, it wipes out the current partition. It erases all the data and creates a new partition. This is the process of formatting.

Part 2: Try to Assign a New Letter on Disk Management and DiskPart

When it comes to recovering the exFAT partition, one of the easiest ways to do so is by assigning a new letter on Disk Management. This is so because when you cannot see the exFAT partition in file explorer due to a missing drive letter, the best way to get it back is by assigning a new drive letter again.

For this, you are required to press “Windows + R” together. This will call out Run. Now type “msc” in the box that appears and hit “Enter”. This will open the Disk Management. Once opened, right-click on the deleted exFAT partition and choose “Change Drive Letters and Paths” from the given options. This will bring a pop-up window in front of you. Now you have to follow the prompt to assign the drive letter.

choose “Change Drive Letters and Paths”

You can also go with another technique in which you can take the help of a command prompt. All you need to do is to open the DiskPart command line. For this, you have to press Windows + R keys together and then type “diskpart”. Once entered hit “Enter” Then all you need to follow is

“list disk> select disk #>list volume> select volume #> assign letter=

You can take the help of an image for the same.

open the DiskPart command line

Part 3: Use exFAT Partition Recovery Software

When it comes to exFAT partition recovery software, there is no match to Wondershare Recoverit. It allows you to easily recover your data in an easy and efficient way. It recovers all types of files. What all you need to do is to follow some simple steps.

Step 1: Select a Partition to Start

Select a partition where you have deleted data from or where you have lost your data. Once selected click on the “Start” to continue.

select a partition

Step 2: Scan the Lost Partition

Once you click on “Start”, the process of scanning will automatically start. It will take time to complete the whole process of deep scanning. Once completed, you will be shown all the deleted or lost files.

scan the partition

Now you can easily recover the data by simply pressing “Recover”.

Step 3: Deep Scan (optional)

If you can’t find the files that you are looking for, you can go for an all-around recovery by clicking on the “Deep Scan” option from the main menu.

Although this process of deep scanning will take more time, you will be provided with all files.

Step 4: Preview and Recover data

You can preview the files that actually you are looking for. Once you are satisfied with the quality just click on the “Recover” button. You will be provided with the option of choosing a location. It is advised to prevent choosing the same location from where you have previously lost your data. You can go to any other location. Once chosen, the lost data will be restored to the selected location.

preview and recover data

Once you are able to recover all data, you can further go with reformatting the partition to exFAT.

For this, you can take the help of exFAT. All you need to do is to press “Windows + X” and choose “Disk Management”.

Then you have to right-click the storage device. Once done, select “Delete Volume”. Now right-click the unallocated disk space and select “New Simple Volume”.

select “New Simple Volume”

Now you have to set the file system to exFAT followed by “Next” and “Finish”.

select “Next”

Part 4: Use the third party partition Tool

Although there are many techniques for partitioning to exFAT. If you want to make the process easy. You can go with AOMEI Partition Assistant. It is an easy to use tool that lets you recover an exFAT partition in simple steps.

Step 1: Open AOMEI Partition Assistant professional on your computer and click on “Partition Recovery Wizard”. Now select the disk from where you want to recover the exFAT partition.

select the disk

Step 2: Once selected, select the method to scan the disk. You can either go with a quick search or a full search to search for the deleted exFAT partition. It is advised to fo for a full search. Although it will take some time, the results will be effective.

select search option

Step 3: Now all you have to do is to select the lost exFAT partition from the search results. Once selected, click on the “Proceed”. You are also having an option of double click to check the files and folders that are present inside.

click on “Proceed”

Step 4: Clicking on “Proceed” will start the process. Once it is completed you will receive a congratulations message. Now click on “Finish” to exit the windows.

click on “Finish”

Now you have to check whether the exFAT partitioned is restored to Disk management or the File Explorer.

Note: You can also utilize this software to create an emergency boot disk. This will help to boost your computer. Once boosted, you can easily recover the boot partition even without an operating system.


When it comes to recovering exFAT partition, there are many ways to do so. There are a lot of techniques available online for the same. But what matters the most is reliability. It is essential to go with a reliable technique as non-reliability can prove to be hazardous. It can create more damage than repair.

This is why we bring up some trusted and tested techniques on exFAT partition recovery. One among them is Wondershare Recoverit. It lets you recover lost partitions in an easy and effective way and that too with safety.

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