Are you unable to find or access the files stored on your FAT file system partition? Is you FAT file system partition of Windows computer is damaged and inaccessible? This behavior may occur due to file system corruption, partition table damage, and other similar situations. In such circumstances, you come across partition loss and data loss situations. To get your mission critical and valuable data back, Windows Data Recovery becomes need ofhour, if the backup is either not updated or unavailable.
FAT is so far the most simplistic of Windows file systems. The FAT is characterized by FAT (File Allocation Table) table. It is actually a table, which resides at very top of FAT file system volume. In order to protect the Windows volume/partition, two copies of FAT table are kept if one gets damaged. Along with this, the root directory and the FAT tables must be stored at a fixed storage location so that boot files of your system can be located correctly.
A hard drive formatted with the FAT file system is allocated in the clusters. The size of clusters is determined by size of Windows partition. When you create a file on FAT partition, an entry in the directory is created and first cluster number having data is demonstrated. The entry in FAT file system table either points to next cluster or indicates that it is the ending cluster of file.
It is quite essential as well as a time consuming process to update the file allocation table. If you do not regularly update the FAT table, it may lead to critical file system issues and data loss. It is a time consuming process because the hard drive read head needs to be repositioned to logical track zero of the hard drive every time when you update the FAT table.
There is no management of FAT directory structure and the files that are given first open storage location on hard drive. Along with this, FAT file system supports only hidden, read-only, archive, and system file attributes.
In case of data loss, Partition Recovery Tools to help you to retrieve lost, missing and inaccessible data. The applications are powerful enough to Recover inaccessible Partition in most of the partition loss situations, through high-end scanning techniques. With simple user-interface and non-destructive conduct, they enable easy and safe recovery.
Windows Data Recovery is the most advanced application that ensure absolute Windows Data Recovery in all cases of data loss. The software recovers data from FAT16, FAT32, VFAT, NTFS, and NTFS5 file system partitions. It is usable with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2000.
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