How to Recover Data from Raw Hard Drive

Can I Recover Data from Raw drive

Dear editor, today when I tried to open my external hard drive and I could not access it. I got a message said "The disk in drive H: is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" The problem is I cannot format it. I have lots of important files on it. I know my external hard drive is a raw drive now. Is there any way that I can recover data from raw hard drive? Thanks. - Chris from Little Rock, Arkansas

Raw hard drive usually means that there is no file system on that hard drive. This happens mostly because of system error, improper operation or virus attack. Normally when we find the following symptoms using the computer, we can tell that a raw hard drive error is probably occuring.

Formatting it can usually solve the problem. But hard drive formatting may casue all data lost from hard drive. This is the reason why you need a Raw hard drive recovery program to help you retrieve all data back.

Part 1: Free Download RAW Hard Drive Recovery

Recoverit Data Recovery is the best option for you to recover data from Raw hard drive. It is an reliable RAW hard drive recovery to help you recover many file types from your Raw hard drive, including pictures, audio files, videos, documents and more. With its user-friendly interface and safe recovery methods, you just need to connect Raw hard drive with your computer and launch the program to scan it.

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Part 2: How to Recover Data from RAW Drive

Free download Wondershare RAW Hard Drive Recovery on your computer and connect your external hard drive to it. Follow the next simple steps to start recover data from RAW drive.

  1. Select data lost scenario to recover
  2. To recover data from RAW hard drive, if it is an internal hard drive, you can select "Deleted Files Recovery" to start. If you want to recover data from external RAW hard drive, you need to choose "External Devices Recovery".

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  3. Scan your Raw hard drive to search for files on it
  4. Select the Raw hard drive and click "Start" to begin scanning it.

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    You can go to "All Around Recovery" if quick scan can't get your lost data. It will take you to deeper scan for more files.

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  5. Recover data from Raw hard drive
  6. When the scan is over, all recoverable files on your Raw hard drive will be displayed in program window.

    You just need to select them and click "Recover" to save them on your computer. And it`s recommended to save the recovered files to other disk to avoid data being overwritten.

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    Note: “Raw recovery” does not show original file names and paths compared to other recovery options.

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