Windows 10 RAW partition data recovery: fix RAW partition/drive without losing data

Posted by Katrina to Data Recovery on November 15th, 2017

Recently, I have updated my PC to Windows 10. Then I tried to access my 2nd partition, it reminded me to format the partition and the type of file system was RAW in Windows Disk Manager. When I tried to browse the drive on file explorer it also suggested that I should format this partition. Is there any Windows 10 RAW partition data recovery software to fix RAW partition without losing data?

In this article, we will walk you through the scenarios of RAW partition on Windows 10, the reasons of RAW partition on Windows 10, most importantly, introduce the best free Windows 10 RAW partition data recovery software - iBoysoft Data Recovery.

How to use best free Windows 10 RAW partition data recovery?

iBoysoft Data Recovery is professional, free and easy-to-use data recovery software that can recover data from RAW partition on Windows 10. Besides RAW partition data recovery on Windows 10, iBoysoft Data Recovery can also recover deleted files, recover data from corrupted drives, inaccessible drive, formatted drive, etc. It's fully compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016 are supported.

3 simple steps to recover data from RAW partition on Windows 10

Step 1: Free download iBoysoft Data Recovery, install and launch it.

Step 2: Choose RAW partition and click "Next".

Step 3: Select files you want to recover from the RAW partition on Windows 10 and click "Recover".

Windows 10 RAW partition data recovery software: iBoysoft Data Recovery

What are the scenarios of RAW file system partiton/drive on Windows 10?

A RAW partition refers to one of partitions on a hard drive getting damaged or corrupted, which is very common on Windows operating systems, such as RAW partition on Windows 10, RAW partition on Windows 7/8, etc. If you get one of the following messages, you have a RAW partition on your Windows 10 PC.

1. "The drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?"
2. "The volume does not contain a recognized file system" when try to open it.
3. File system showing as "RAW", "unknown" in Disk Management.
4. "chkdsk" cannot be run on the drive.
5. chkdsk are not available for RAW drives" when running chkdsk.

What may lead to RAW file system partitions on Windows 10?

The causes of RAW partition on Windows 10 can be various, such as virus attack, sudden power outage, improper operation, hard disk drive cable problem, file system structural damage, partition table damage, reinstallation or restoration of operating system or other unknown reasons.

The simplest method to fix RAW partition on Windows 10 you may have known is to format the partition/drive from RAW to NTFS or RAW to FAT32. In this way, you can re-use the partition/drive again for data storage. However, formatting a RAW partition will erase all the files on it. To keep files safe, it would be better to try a professional Windows 10 RAW partition data recovery software.

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