How to Recover Data from exFAT Drive

Can I Recover Data from exFAT Drive?

"I formatted my 16gb USB flash drive with exFAT system accidentally. Unfortunately I stored some of my business documents on it with backup. I need to get them back from that exFAT drive as fast as I can. Do you have any suggestion? Best regards."

Because of its system suitability for both Windows and Mac computers and large file support features, exFAT system has been widely used in big storage media like USB flash drive and external hard drive. exFAT hard drive is easy to store files with a size of more than 4GB. However, data on your exFAT hard drive can still be lost because of deletion, drive formatting, system error, virus attack or drive corruption. Anyway, as long as lost data on your exFAT hard drive is not overwritten by new data, you’re likely to be able to retrieve them with the help of an exFAT file recovery software.

Part 1. Recoverit - The Best exFAT Drive Recovery Software

Recoverit data recovery is such a tool that helps you to recover lost, deleted, formatted or corrupted data from an exFAT drive/partition. The power recovery features of this program enables you to recover all file types from your exFAT drive, including videos, audio files, photos, etc.

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Recoverit - The Best exFAT Drive Recovery Software

  • Recover lost or deleted files, photos, audio, music, emails from any storage device effectively, safely and completely.
  • Supports data recovery from recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera and camcorders.
  • Supports to recover data for sudden deletion, formatting, lost partition, virus attack, system crash under different situations.

Part 2. How to Recover Data from exFAT Drive

Now I’ll perform exFAT hard drive data recovery by using Windows version of Recoverit Hard Drive Data Recovery software. Mac version has a similar operation too.

  1. Select a data recovery mode to get started
  2. Launch Recoverit data recovery, please select "External Devices Recovery" data recovery mode to start..

    select external devices recovery

  3. Select your exFAT drive
  4. Make sure you have connect your exFAT drive to the computer. Please select your exFAT drive on the list and click the "Start" button to scanning.

    select exFAT drive

  5. Scan your exFAT drive
  6. Recoverit will start a quick scan to search data. If it cannot find your data you can try to scan again with "All-around Recovery" data recovery mode. It will deeply search more files from xFAT drive.

    scan exfat drive

  7. Preview and recover Data from exFAT drive
  8. After the deep scan, the found files on your exFAT drive will be listed in "File Type" or "Path" category after scanning. You can preview file names to check whether your lost data can be reclaimed or not.

    recover files from exfat hard drive step 3

Then you only need to mark files you are going to recover from exFAT drive and click the "Recover" button to save them on your computer’s partition.

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