How to Recover Data from Raw Hard Drive

It is possible and easy to perform RAW drive recovery, if you use Recoverit RAW Data Recovery software. Get through this article and learn how to recover data from RAW drive.

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Jan 11, 2023 • Filed to: Answer Hard Drive Problems • Proven solutions

How Do I Recover Files from a Raw External Hard Drive?

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

The raw hard drive usually means that there is no file system on that hard drive. This happens mostly because of a 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 occurring.

Learning what RAW file system is, causes of RAW hard drive and more errors of RAW drive, please go to this page and get what you want: What Is a RAW Drive.

Part 1: Free Download RAW Hard Drive Recovery

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

Recoverit Data Recovery is the best option for you to recover data from Raw hard drive. It is a reliable RAW disk recovery tool to help you recover various types of files 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 to your computer and launch the RAW data recovery program to scan it.

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Your Safe & Reliable RAW Drive Recovery Software

  • Recover lost or deleted files, photos, audio, music, emails from RAW hard drive effectively, safely and completely.
  • Supports data recovery from recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera, and camcorders.
  • Supports to recover data for sudden deletion, formatting, hard drive corruption, virus attack, system crash under different situations.

Part 2: How to Recover Data from RAW Drive

1. Video Tutorial on RAW Data Recovery

If you want to do RAW drive recovery, the video tutorial can help you get to know the steps on how to recover data from the RAW drive in the shortest possible time.

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2. How to Perform RAW Disk Recovery

Free download Recoverit RAW Data Recovery on your computer and connect your external hard drive to it. Follow the next simple steps to start recovering data from the RAW drive.

    1. Select data lost scenario to recover

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 RAW external hard drive, you need to choose "External Devices Recovery".

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    1. Select the Raw hard drive

Recoverit Raw Data Recovery will list all the hard drives detected here for you. Select the RAW hard drive on which your lost data is located and click "Start" to go on.

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    1. Scan your Raw hard drive to search for files on it

A quick scan will be launched immediately by Recoverit RAW Disk Recovery. Just wait for a few minutes and you can take a look at the scanned results.

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You can also go to the "All-Around Recovery" mode if the quick scan can't help you get your wanted data. It will have your lost files deep scanned.

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    1. Recover data from Raw hard drive

When the scan is over, all recoverable files on your Raw drive will be displayed in the program window. You can preview them, select the wanted ones, and click "Recover" to save the selected data on your computer.

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  • It is recommended to save the recovered files on other disks to avoid data being overwritten.
  • "Raw recovery" does not show original file names and paths compared to other recovery options.

Closing Words

Sometimes we will assume that it is hardly possible to get something done, especially when we have no idea about it. For example, recovering data from a RAW drive. However, as you can see, Recoverit Data Recovery makes the RAW data recovery a breeze. With simple clicks, you can accomplish the RAW recovery job. You can also use it to retrieve files from RAW partition, external hard disk, SD memory card, USB flash drive, and so forth. Now, free download the RAW disk recovery software, and get your data back!

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