How to Do RAW Drive Recovery and Fix RAW Drive to NTFS/FAT

Updated to File Recovery Tips by Marling on Aug 20, 2021

Have you ever met the situation you cannot access the hard drive and a popup remind you like "You need to format the disk in drive D: before you can use it."? Once this case occurs, it indicates that your hard drive becomes RAW probably. Unlike other file systems, such as FAT32 and NTFS, RAW is an uncommon file system, which represents there is something wrong with your hard drive and makes files in it are inaccessible.

Upon this occasion, you may get perplexed. How could this happen and will the data get lost since the hard drive cannot be visited? How to perform RAW drive recovery or how to fix RAW drive? Don't worry, you a chance to recover files from RAW drive and fix the RAW partition/other drives. Let it work properly and re-save your documents, videos, photos, and other files. Fortunately, you can follow this detailed guide for how to recover RAW disk and fix RAW drive to NTFS/FAT32 file system.

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Part 1. How to Recover Files from RAW Drive with RAW Drive Recovery Tool
Part 2. How to Fix RAW Drive to NTFS/FAT32 File System

Part 1. How to Recover Files from RAW Drive with RAW Drive Recovery Tool

At this time, the RAW driver becomes inaccessible. So, your data will be hidden and cannot be saved to anywhere. Don't worry, we don't see the RAW drive data. But you can use the professional RAW drive recovery software to help you completely show and recover data from RAW drive, like iBeesoft Data Recovery. It is a powerful Window or Mac recovery solution to deal with RAW data recovery issues, which enables you to easily and quickly get data back from RAW drive, such as hard disk/partition, USB drive, SD card, and other removable devices. Let’s see some key features of the RAW recovery Tool.

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3 Steps for how to recover RAW drive

Step1. Launching the RAW recovery tool, all file Types are selected by default. please cancel the file types of you don't want to restore and click "Start" button to beginning recover files from RAW hard drive.

Step2. Select the RAW hard drive/partition and click "Scan" button to scan your lost files or folder. If your RAW drive is an external device, connect it to your computer first.

Step3. When the scan is complete, the RAW data recovery program will show all the found files. You can preview the files before you decide to recover them. please select them and click "Recover" button to recover RAW drive files to your computer or other storage media.

With the assist if this RAW drive recovery application, we believe it is easy to accomplish recover files from RAW hard drive/parttion/memory card/USB drive on your own. To gain more detailed information about restoring RAW data, please keep an eye on our latest news.

Part 2. How to Fix RAW Drive to NTFS/FAT32 File System

Generally speaking, drive/partition displays as RAW may be due to sudden power failure, file system damage, partition table damage, virus infection, and so on. Except for resorting to third-party software to conduct RAW file recovery and convert RAW to NTFS or FAT32 file system. You need to fix RAW drive to ensure that the drive is in normal use.

Before RAW drive fix, please make sure that important data is fully restored. Because we will format the RAW drive/partition and set NTFS/FAT file system by the following steps.

Steps to quickly fix RAW drive to NTFS/FAT32 file system.

Step1. Please select the "My Computer/This PC" and select "Manage" in the right-click menu. If you want to fix RAW external drive, please connect it to your computer.

Step2. On this page, click "Disk Management" in the left menu, and then it will be listed all local disk and external devices. Right-click on the RAW drive and select "Format" to start fix RAW drive.

Step3. Select "NTFS/FAT" in file system options and click the "OK" button to RAW drive fix and convert it to NTFS/FAT32