RAW Drive Recovery | How to Recover Data from RAW Drive in Windows 11/10

Updated to File Recovery Tips by Marling on Feb 10, 2022

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 in Windows 11/10.

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 file system? Don't worry, you have a chance to recover data from RAW partition/disk in Windows 11/10 and fix the RAW file system. Let it work properly and re-save your documents, videos, photos, and other files. Fortunately, you can follow this detailed guide for how to restore RAW disk and format it to NTFS/FAT32 file system.

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Part 1. How to Recover Files from RAW Drive in Windows 10/11
Part 2. How to Fix RAW File System to NTFS/FAT32

Part 1. How to Recover Files from RAW Drive in Windows 10/11

At this time, the RAW driver becomes inaccessible. So, your data will be hidden and cannot be saved anywhere. Don't worry, we don't see the RAW drive files. But you can use the professional RAW data recovery software to help you completely show and restore data from a RAW drive, like iBeesoft Data Recovery. It is a powerful Windows or Mac recovery solution to deal with RAW data recovery issues, which enables you to easily and quickly get files back from the RAW drives, 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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  • It supports find most file types, like documents, photos, videos, audios, Archives, PDF files, and more.
  • It supports for pre-recovery preview and filter file types to help you quickly recover the RAW disk/partition.
  • It is fully compatible to retrieve data from RAW drive in Windows 11/10/7/8/XP/Vista and macOS.
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How to Restore Data from RAW Disk/Partition on Windows PC

  1. Downloading and Launching the drive recovery tool.
  2. Select the RAW disk 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.
  3. When the scan is complete, it will show all the found files. You can preview the files before you decide to get them back.
  4. Please select them and click "Recover" button to save the files to your computer or other storage media.

With the assistance of this application, we believe it is easy to accomplish recover data from RAW hard drive/partition/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 File System to NTFS/FAT32

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Select "NTFS/FAT" in file system options and click the "OK" button to RAW drive fix and convert it to NTFS/FAT32