How to Recover Missing Files from ExFAT Drive

I have a drive formatted in exFAT. But under Catalina, I cannot read and write files to this drive but any file written to the drive by Catalina cannot be found under Windows 10. I guess that is because my files are missing from my exFat drive. Is there any way to fix this?

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Finley· Answered on May 15, 2024

It is known that all data storage devices need formatting with the proper file system so that the OS can read and write data. One of the most commonly used file systems for HDD, SSD, USB flash drives, and more is exFAT.

There is a chance that your files will be lost on your Catalina. You can try recovering the missing files with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac.

This data recovery solution is good at recovering data from macOS Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, and more. You can utilize this tool to help you recover missing files from ExFAT drive like this:

Step 1. You need first connect your external hard drive to your Mac and launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac. Select the external hard drive and click "Search for lost files" to locate your missing files on exFAT.

Step 2. The software will scan your drive automatically. Once the scanning is done, you need to Filter them by using the file type or, if you can remember, the file name.

Step 3. Now, you can first preview the files by clicking the "Recover" button and save your files to a safe location.

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