How to convert RAW to NTFS using Diskpart command without losing data?

Posted by Katrina to Data Recovery Tips on December 4th, 2017

Summary: Want to convert RAW to NTFS using diskpart? Wait. To prevent any data loss when converting RAW to NTFS using diskpart, the most reliable way is to recover lost data from RAW hard drive firstly with data recovery software.

RAW issue refers to a hard drive or other storage device with an unknown file system. Since the hard drive is unrecognized by Operating System, we can't access precious data stored on this hard drive, including your precious videos, alluring photos, favorite audios and personal files. You are facing the threat of data loss. If you are the one who are fed up with RAW issue and eager to find a way to convert RAW to NTFS, this passage is written for you.

The best way introduced here is to fix RAW partitions using DiskPart, and it is widely used in Windows 10/8.1/7/Vista. With this powerful format tool, we can convert RAW to NTFS on hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, SD card, memory card, etc.

How to convert RAW to NTFS using Diskpart?

Warning: Diskpart will erase the data stored on hard drive or partition by force. If you have any important data in the RAW drive/partition and didn't make any backup, you should recover lost data from RAW drives firstly.

Step 1: Use free RAW drive data recovery tool

iBoysoft Data Recovery is a free RAW drive data recovery software that performs very well in RAW external HDD data recovery, RAW USB flash drive data recovery,RAW SD card data recovery, RAW CF card data recovery, RAW memory card data recovery, etc.

With iBoysoft Data Recovery, we can also recover deleted files even if emptied from Recycle Bin, recover lost data from inaccessible drive, recover lost data from corrupted drive, recover lost data from unrecognized drive, recovers data from formatted drive, deleted/lost partition, etc. no matter which are FAT32, NTFS and exFAT in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2008/2003.

Tutorial to recover lost data from RAW drives with iBoysoft Data Recovery

1. Free download & install iBoysoft Data Recovery on your PC and then launch it.

2. Select the RAW drive and click "Next".

Recover lost data from RAW drive

3. Preview the searching results, choose those you want and the click "Recover" button to get them back.

Step 2: Convert RAW to NTFS using Diskpart

Step 1: Click Start and search "diskpart".

Step 2: Right click on "diskpart" and then click on "Run as Administrator".

Step 3: Type "list volume" to list all the available partitions and drives, then press Enter. According to the listed disk/partition information, identify which drive/partition you want to clean. For example, F drive is your target drive you want to select and it is Volume 3.

Step 4: Now type "select Volume 3" and press Enter. Be sure to choose the correct drive/partition.

Step 5: Type "format fs=ntfs quick" and press Enter.

Finally, you can type "exit" and press Enter to close the command prompt. Till now, you can see the NTFS formatted drive in My Computer and take use of it.

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