Summary: RAW issue occurs very common, how to convert RAW to NTFS file system without Losing data and how to recover data from RAW drives also are attracting more and more attention from computer’s users.
Scenario 1:" My hard drive has partitioned into 4 volumes: C: , D: , E: and H:. Recently E: volume suddenly changed from NTFS to RAW. I just see 0 bytes free and used space on it and can’t access it before formatting. Some important data in this driver, so I don’t want to format this volume unless the data can be restored. I would like to seek help to find out the solution to resolve this trouble."
RAW issue is one of the most annoying issues on the computer, however is very common. Besides computers, it also may happen on others storage devices, such as hard disk, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card and more. Once hard drives or partitions become RAW, it means the storage devices can’t be used to store data, it is also not allowed to open data and file on them.
If your RAW disk adopted NTFS file system originally, you could convert RAW to NTFS to get access to the disk again. As Scenario 1 client complained, most of the people experienced the troubled care about the data loss as much as fixing the issue. To solve the question satisfactorily, there are two things we need to do: recover data from RAW drive and convert/fix RAW drive to NTFS or other file systems.
Don’t format the RAW drive before recovering data, even computer pops up "You need to format the disk in the drive before you can use it. Do you want to format it?", or you will lose data permanently. iBeesoft Data recovery can quickly help recover data from RAW drives, launch the RAW drive data recovery software and select all file types as default, then choose the RAW drive to scan. Suggest executing "Deep Scan" to recover data completely. You could preview the file before recovering and save the recovered data to another partition or another drive. The program will let you know once finishing RAW data recovery.
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A:Launching RAW drive data recovery software and click "Start" button.
B:Select your RAW partition/drives and click "Scan" button to recover data from RAW drives.
C:When the scan is complete, you can see lost data from the RAW drive. Select the data you need and click "Recover" button to save. If some lost files are not found or cannot be correctly opened, please click "Deep Scan" at the upper part of windows to completely scanning lost data.
The easiest way to convert RAW to NTFS file system is to format RAW drive through Disk Management or Windows Explorer. After completing RAW data recovery, open Disk Management, right click on the RAW drive and select "Format" feature to convert RAW to NTFS in Windows. Then you could see the correct information about RAW drive or volume in Disk Management, the computer can recognize it and you use the RAW volume to store file and data again.
A:Right-click the desktop "computer" icon and click "manage".
B:Select "Storage" > "Disk Management" on the left side of the screen.
C:Set the file system to NTFS, assign it a volume label, and click Start.
When the computer could list the RAW drive correctly, it means RAW issue is fixed, we can access it.