How to recover data from RAW file system, RAW partition, RAW drive?

Posted by Katrina to Data Recovery on September 14th, 2018

Download free data recovery software to recover data from RAW file system, RAW partition, RAW drive in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003.

A common issue with hard disks or other storage devices is that the whole drive or one of its partitions suddenly becomes RAW and inaccessible without any specific reason. What a tragedy it will be if the device or partition includes files of great importance. Don't worry, here is a free RAW data recovery software which can help you.

Common error messages appear when the drive become RAW:

> When trying to open the drive in Windows Explore, you will receive error message: "You need to format the disk before you can use it. Do you want to format it?"
> When conducting cancel operation, there is another error message: "The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted."
> When running chkdsk, you will get the error message saying: 'The type of file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives."
> In properties, the drive is shows 0 bytes used space, free space and capacity.
> Disk Management displays it either RAW or without any file system.
> When intending to access the drive, quite many error messages: "Location is not available. Drive is not accessible."

How to recover data from RAW file system, RAW partition, RAW drive?

iBoysoft Data Recovery is a free RAW data recovery program that enable you recover data from RAW file system, RAW partition, RAW hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, pen drive, digital camera, etc. in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003. Besides, it also recover data from formatted drive, recover data from corrupted drive, recover data from unreadable drive, recover data from inaccessible drive, whatever it is formatted to NTFS, exFAT, FAT32.

Step-by-step tutorial to recover data from RAW file system, RAW partition, RAW drive

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Data Recovery on your computer.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Data Recovery.

Free RAW data recovery software: iBoysoft Data Recovery

Step 3: Choose the RAW partition/drive and click "Next", then iBoysoft Data Recovery will scan the RAW partition/drive to find the lost files.

Step 4: Choose files you want to recover from the scanning results and the click "Recover" to start data recovery from RAW partition/drive.

What is RAW file system?

Unlike NTFS, FAT32 or exFAT, RAW file system is not a standard file system and it can't be recognized by the operating system. The RAW file system can be caused by a number of reasons, such as virus infection, format failure, accidentally shut down operating system, power outages, etc.

How to avoid RAW file system?

To avoid RAW file system on your drive/partition, you'd better install a quality anti-malware program to prevent malware and virus infection. Meanwhile, always safely uneject your removable devices. More importantly, creating frequent of your files is the most effective way to avoid data loss. If you forget making backups, iBoysoft Data Recovery can help you get lost data back.

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