Recover Corrupted FAT32 Partition

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

As we all know, FAT32 or Fat Allocation Table 32 is one of the earliest file systems of Windows, which is now replaced with the latest NTFS (New technology File system. Nevertheless, FAT32 is an effective file system with fine traits that are preferred for removable drives.

If you encounter a scenario where your FAT32 partition is corrupted or damaged and you are wondering how to recover data from a corrupted FAT32 partition, in the article below you will learn hassle-free methods on how to perform corrupted FAT32 partition recovery. Read more to understand the procedure.


What do you mean by partitioning in Windows?

Partition recovery is a method of retrieving data from partitions which, may be, are corrupted, missing or deleted due to errors like hardware issues, software issues, human errors, etc. Even after the partition is corrupted, or if the partition goes missing due to any reasons, the data is still intact on that drive unless it is overwritten by any other data. Hence, we can recover corrupted FAT32 partition by using an appropriate FAT32 file recovery software free download edition of Remo Recover tool to rescue all its contents. Read on to learn what actions can lead to partition corruption and how to recover corrupted FAT32 partition data using Remo Recover software for Windows operating systems. For data recovery on ExFAT partitions, here the software to recover files on ExFAT with utmost efficiency.

When would you perform FAT32 partition recovery?

In the section below you will learn the common scenarios for the corruption of the FAT32 partition.

  • Partition table can become corrupt as an outcome of corruptions at file system / hardware malfunctions / programming related errors and so on
  • In exceptional cases, the partition just disappears causing Disk Management utility to show unallocated space or partition inaccessible
  • The system is unable to boot up or is displaying error notes such as bad or missing partitions, errors while loading the operating system and other issues
  • Errors related to RAID or BIOS drivers and cables can lead the partition to get inaccessible
  • Severe virus or malware infections on a drive can easily corrupt that drive making it inaccessible
  • There are many unknown causes that can result in a corrupt FAT32 partition on your Windows computer

Fortunately, with the help of the right data recovery tool, you will be able to recover data from your damaged or corrupted FAT32 partition effortlessly

How to Fix Corrupted FAT32 partition using CHKDSK?

To fix a corrupted FAT32 partition and recover data is an effortless process. In the section below, you will learn the simple method on how to use CHKDSK utility to resolve the issue.

  • Make sure the drive with the FAT32 file system is connected to your computer
  • Open command prompt by typing cmd in the search bar and hit Enter.
  • Right-click on cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator option
  • In the window, type chkdsk followed by the drive letter that is formatted with FAT32, a colon and /f
  • Eg: chkdsk h: /f Where h is the drive letter

After you enter the command and hit enter you Windows will take several minutes to verify your FAT32 file system. By the end of it if you see a text saying Windows has made corrections to the file system then you have successfully repaired your FAT32 file system and recovered data.

If the above mentioned solution has not worked out for you, then try the methodology mentioned in the section below. Simple, yet effective method which involves the usage of right data recovery utility.

How to Recover a Corrupted FAT32 partition?

In most of the above mentioned scenarios, corrupt FAT32 partition recovery can be successfully performed using Remo Recover – a powerful and reliable partition restoration tool. This partition recovery utility is one of the most highly preferred applications to perform corrupt FAT32 partition restoration on Windows systems. It is effective, reliable and simple to use, using which any novice user can easily recover all data from a corrupt FAT32 partition. In addition to corrupted partition recovery, Remo Recover also supports deleted partition recovery Windows 10, Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows 7, Vista, XP, Server 2003 and 2008, Windows 2000.

Notable of Remo Recover

  • An extremely powerful data recovery software using which you can carry out data recovery on partitioned and repartitioned hard drives with ease
  • Remo Recover application can detect and restore over 300 various file types making partition restoration process a completely successful task
  • You can retrieve data from non-booting and unmounting hard drives using this tool
  • Recovers data from FAT, FAT32, NTFS, etc. partitions and also can perform data restoration on external hard disk drives, pen drives, memory cards, etc.


Steps to restore data from corrupted FAT32 partition

Step 1: Download and install the software. Launch it and click on "Recover Partitions" option from the main screen. Then, you will see a list of available physical and logical drives. Choose the appropriate drive and click "Scan" button

Restore Corrupted FAT32 Partition - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: It will scan the hard drive now to find all its previous partitions. Once scanning is over, a list of found partitions are listed. Choose the corrupted FAT32 partition and click "Scan" button to start the recovery process

Corrupt FAT32 Partition Recovery - List of Found Partitions

Figure 2: List of Found Partitions

Step 3: Now, the tool scans the corrupt FAT32 partition to extract files. Upon the completion of scanning and recovery, a list of recovered files are displayed in "Data View", and "File Type View"

Corrupt FAT32 Partition Restoration - Recovered Data View

Figure 3: Recovered Data View

Step 4: Now preview the recovered files, and once you are completely satisfied with the tool, then purchase the tool and save the recovered files to a healthy drive

Recovering Corrupted FAT32 Partition - Save Recovered Files

Figure 4: Save Recovered Files

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