The exFAT system is suitable for both Windows and Mac systems and as such has been widely used for external storage devices such as USB flash drives and external hard drives. Because it is widely used, it is also very likely that exFAT data could be lost for various reasons including accidental deletion and virus attacks. Therefore, it is vital to understand how to recover exFAT data in case data loss does occur. In this article, we are going to be looking at exFAT data recovery, under what circumstances it can be recovered and even give you a simple, effective and very efficient way to recover exFAT data.
Just like any other type of data, it is quite possible to recover exFAT data. But there is a disclaimer. For as long as the data has not been overwritten you can easily make use of a data recovery program to recover the missing data.
You may also be able to recover the missing data if the drive itself has not be damaged beyond repair. So if the data has not been overwritten and your drive is not irreversibly damaged, you can be able to recover the missing data quite easily. This is one of the reasons why we recommend that you stop using the drive as soon as you discover the data has been lost in order to avoid overwriting the deleted data.
Like we mentioned before, you need a data recovery program to help you recover ExFAT data easily and quickly and one of the best programs for this job is Recoverit for Mac (or Recoverit for Win). The program is designed to help you easily recover lost data from any drive in a few simple steps as we shall see shortly. But before we get to the "how", here are a few features that make Recoverit for Mac, the best for ExFAT data recovery.
You just need 3 steps to recover exFAT data. Firstly you can download Recoverit (IS) for Mac from its official website, and install it on Mac. Then go to launch this software and you will find a recovery mode, try to choose one to begin your recovery process. Now we can choose one or more file type tabs and click the "Next" button.
After you select a recovery mode, now you will navigate to a window to choose a drive to scan. The software will try to search for lost exFAT data by scanning your drive. Click the "Start" button and start the scanning process. You can turn on "Deep scan" if you want it to scan more files after the default scanning process.
After the scanning, you will find that all scanned and recoverable files are listed in the program window. You can click them to check their quality and select the files you want to recover. After the selection, click the "Recover" button to restore exFAT data on your Mac.