Windows 7 RAW partition recovery: recover data from RAW partition

Posted by Katrina to Data Recovery on November 27th, 2017

The second partition of my back up HDD broke and I lost all of my pictures and videos in this partition. I was left with a RAW State partition that was unreadable by Windows. Is there RAW partition recovery software that would allow me to move all data from the RAW partition on Windows 7?

If you have encountered RAW partition issues on Windows, don't worry. Keep reading this Windows 7/8/10 RAW partition recovery tutorial, which will show you how to recover deleted or lost data from RAW partitions with free Windows 7 RAW partition recovery software or free Windows 10 RAW partition recovery software.

Windows 7 RAW partition recovery, how do I know whether I need?

RAW partition errors could happen on hard drives, external hard drives, USB drives, SD cards, memory cards and other storage devices. Usually, you can verify whether your partition or drive being RAW from the following messages.

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.

If you have one, you need to perform RAW partition recovery on Windows 7.

Is there any free RAW partition recovery software for Windows 7?

Yes. There is RAW partition recovery software for Windows 7/8/10, but not RAW data recovery freeware. Most of them claim to make the partition recovery on Windows 7 easier, such as MiniTool Partition Wizard. However, they don't recover files from RAW partitions, but only managing the partition sizes. Here we'd like to recommend free Windows 7 RAW partition data recovery software - iBoysoft Data Recovery. After recovering data from RAW partition, then you can convert RAW to NTFS or convert RAW to FAT32 to fix the problem.

How to recover data from RAW partition in Windows 7 with iBoysoft Data Recovery?

iBoysoft Data Recovery is a free and professional data recovery software that is especially designed to recover data from RAW partition. It is able to recover data from RAW external hard drive, hard drive, drive, SD card, memory card, pen drive, etc.

Thanks to its advanced algorithms, this all-in-one program can also recover data from inaccessible drive, corrupted drive, unreadable drive, formatted drive, deleted or lost partition, recover deleted files even emptied from Recycle Bin with ease.

With a straightforward approach, iBoysoft Data Recovery not only recovers documents, photos, e-mails or any other personal data, but it also enables you to choose the file types you want to restore, thus, unnecessary data will be hidden from your searches. Very easy to use.

iBoysoft Data Recovery works quite fast and stable in nearly all Windows operating system, including Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019.

4 steps to recover data from RAW partition on Windows 7 with iBoysoft Data Recovery

Step 1: Free download and install iBoysoft Data Recovery.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Data Recovery, and select the RAW partition.

Tips: If the RAW partition cannot be found, please click "Find More Partitions" one the top of the interface.

Windows 7 RAW partition data recovery software: iBoysoft Data Recovery

Step 3: Click "Next" to start scanning for all lost files on the RAW partition.

Step 4: Preview the scanning results, choose those you want, and click "Recover" button to restore files.

After RAW partition data recovery finished, you can head to format the partition.

Step 1: Go to This PC, My Computer or Disk Management, find the RAW partition.

Step 2: Right-click the RAW partition to choose "Format".

Step 3: Set information about format

Step 4: Click "Start" and the format operation will finish quickly.

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