What Are NTFS and FAT?
FAT and NTFS are file systems used under the Windows operating system and they have become the world’s most widely used file systems. I will simply introduce them in the following part.
The FAT file system is a legacy file system, which is simple yet robust. It offers good performance even in very light-weight implementations, but cannot deliver the same performance, reliability and scalability as some modern file systems. In order to satisfy users’ storage needs of computer, different versions were developed such as FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32.
NTFS is the file system used by Windows. NTFS file system has several technical improvements over the FAT file system and advanced data structures to improve performance, reliability, and disk space use.
In addition, there are some advantages of NTFS file system over the FAT file system.
- With an error warning function;
- More efficient in the file reading speed and disk space utilization;
- Can support the volume size to 2TB, while the largest to FAT is 32GB;
- With event log function to prevent common viruses from damaging the data;
- With the disk self-repairing capabilities;
- Support compression for partitions, folders and files.
However, no matter what the partition is NTFS or FAT, it is common for computer users to lost partition. Do you know how to perform partition recovery with ease? In the following part, I will show you the answers.
How to Perform FAT or NTFS Partition Recovery with Ease?
To perform lost partition recovery with ease, you can take advantage of a piece of partition recovery software. Thus, the professional partition recovery tool – MiniTool Partition Wizard is strongly recommended.
MiniTool Partition Wizard is designed to deal with all kind of disk and partition matters with its powerful features, such as wiping a hard drive, repairing partition, extending partition, migrating OS to SSD and so on.
MiniTool Partition Wizard is also competent in recovering lost NTFS partition or FAT partition. Thus, you can get MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro to recover your lost partition. Now, I will show you how to perform lost partition recovery. Here, I take NTFS partition recovery as an example.
Step 1: Install the software and launch it.
Step 2: Select the disk, which the partition lost, and choose Partition Recovery from the context menu to continue.
Step 3: In the popup window, you will see there are three different scanning ranges. You can choose one and click Next to continue.
Step 4: Then choose a scanning method and click Next to continue.
Step 5: Next, you can find that the lost partition has been recovered and you need to check the partitions you need including the existing one and recovered one, and then click Finish to continue.
Step 6: Then you need to assign a letter to the recovered partition. Select the recovered partition and choose Change Drive Letter from the left panel to continue.
Step 7: Assign a letter to the partition and click OK to continue.
Step 8: Then you can preview the changes and click Apply to confirm the changes.
When you have finished all steps, you can find that the lost partition with data has been recovered. You can see that this partition recovery software is very magic to recover lost partition. Moreover, if you want to recover FAT partition, you can take the same way to recover.
After reading this post, do you know how to perform FAT or NTFS partition recovery with ease? As a matter fact, MiniTool Partition Wizard can help you to recover lost partition with ease.