Have you lost FAT32 partition data due to improper file system conversion on Windows 7?

Partition Recovery software is here to restore all the files lost after improper file system conversion on Windows 7. Actually, FAT is a fundamental Microsoft file system supported by Windows Operating System. FAT32 is the latest version of FAT file system, which can be used to exponentially store more than the original FAT12 and FAT16 file system. Windows Operating System now supports the most secure file system called as NTFS that provides higher performance compared to FAT32 file system.

You can convert FAT16 to FAT32 or FAT32 to the latest NTFS file system using Convert.exe utility. The main reason to convert FAT32 to NTFS is to increase the reliability and system performance. If the file system conversion process gets interrupted due to some reason then you may end up in data loss. This software has the ability to recover data from different types of file system like FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExFAT. Read about retrieval of Segate Momentus XT laptop hard disk’s partition after file system corruption on the page.

Reasons due to which file system conversion process gets interrupted

Due to Bad Sectors: You may encounter an error message like “Insufficient disk space for conversion, The conversion failed” during the file system conversion process. This error message exists mainly due to bad sectors on the hard drive. Actually, the file system conversion process using Convert.exe needs some specific area to create new (MFT) Master File Table. If the drive whose file system that you are trying to convert has bad sectors then you may get this error message. You can run CHKDSK to fix the bad sectors. Sometimes, CHKDSK may fail to fix the issue resulting in data loss.

NTFS.sys file is missing or corrupt: Sometimes, you may be unable to access the contents of the drive whose file system is converted from FAT32 to NTFS. Subsequently, you may get an error message like “Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: System32\Drivers\Ntfs.sys”. This error message also results in booting problems. In such case, you can use recovery console from the Windows CD to resolve the issue. Sometimes, it is not possible to fix the issue using Windows CD. In such case, you need to format the drive but, formatting the drive deletes all the contents of the hard drive resulting in a loss of files.

While converting partition from NTFS to FAT file system: Suppose you have converted the partition from FAT32 to NTFS file system. Later, you want to convert back the partition from NTFS to FAT 32 file system due to some reasons. If you convert the partition from NTFS to FAT32 without taking backup then you may end up in data loss. This is because, the process of converting the partition from NTFS to FAT32 needs reformatting the drive that erases all the files and then creates the new FAT32 file system resulting in data loss.

You can also recover back lost files from hard drive formatted with NTFS using this tool. You just need to check out this site to gain more info.

In all these cases, either your drive becomes inaccessible or you may encounter booting problems which need formatting of the drive to get an access to the contents of a hard drive. But, formatting erases all the files and folders stored on the drive resulting in data loss. In such case, you need to use best Partition recovery software to get back all lost data from that specific hard drive.

Dynamic Partition creates fault tolerant volumes on MS Operating system. When re-installing Windows Operating System in dynamic disk you may come across an error message and hence cannot install it because you cannot install Windows Operating system always in it. But with the help of this software, you can easily restore dynamic partition. Go to http://www.partitionundelete.com/dynamic-recovery.html to gain more info about the recovery procedure. But, you should follow some precautionary measures to retrieve data from the hard drive before using Partition Undelete software. Basic precautionary measures are as follows.

  • Do not use the drive after data loss is encountered, to avoid overwriting of files. This is because, formatting process does not permanently erase the data instead, it deletes the entry of file allocation table making that space available to store new data. If you save any data, then the existing data gets overwritten by new data resulting in permanent data loss
  • Always, download and install data recovery software on the healthy drive to avoid permanent data loss due to overwriting of existing files

Important features of Partition Undelete Software

  • Follow the link to know how this software supports recovery of lost files from formatted NTFS partition on Win XP, Win Vista and Win 7

  • Recover data deleted or lost from different file systems like FAT16, FAT32 and ExFAT including NTFS file system
  • It can also restore partitions that are accidentally deleted, lost or inaccessible due to any severe issues
  • Evaluate the data recovery results using the free demo version of Partition Undelete Software
  • It can also restore lost Mac HFSX partition after re-partitioning of Mac OS X hard disk

Steps to use Partition Recovery Software

Step 1: Download and launch the demo version of Partition Recovery Tool. After launching the application, select “Recover Partitions / Drives” option among the three options appearing on the screen after that, click on “Partition Recovery” option to restore data from FAT32 partition

Partition Undelete - Main Window

Figure 1 : Start-up Window

Step 2: Now, you have to select the drive from which you lost the data and then click on “Next” option

Partition Undelete - Drive Selection Window

Figure 2 : Select Affected Drive

Step 3: Once the data recovery process is over you will be able to view all the data recovered by this software

Partition Undelete - File Previewing Window

Figure 3 : Recovered File Previewing ScreenShot

Tips to avoid data loss in the future

  • Take full and regular backup of each and every file that is important to you.
  • Make use of antivirus programs in order to avoid data loss
  • Safely turn off your system
  • Always take a backup of files before converting the file system