RAW Partition Recovery: Recover Data from RAW Partition

If your partition becomes to RAW, get a reliable RAW partition recovery software to help you recover data from RAW drive partition.

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Sep 14, 2021 • Filed to: Windows Computer Solutions • Proven solutions

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When a hard disk drive becomes RAW, it suggests that the hard drive is not formatted through any of the known file systems such as NTFS, NTFS5, FAT32, FAT16, or FAT12. Meaning that you cannot access your data present on those drives. It will ask you to format the RAW partition, but before you do this, you should retrieve your data back at first. Get an effective RAW partition recovery software to help you get access to the data.

Some common error messages you get that show your hard disk drive is RAW are:

These are the most common error messages that are usually experienced by users when their hard drive becomes raw. The good news is that you can recover data from a raw partition if you follow the steps below. As you get started, download Wondershare Recoverit and follow the steps in part 1 to recover your data.


Part 1. Recoverit - The Best RAW Partition Recovery Software

When it comes to recovering data from raw partitions, a number of solutions might be used. Recoverit Data Recovery is a reliable and effective RAW partition recovery program, it supports to recover any data from RAW partition. Follow the next effective solution to recover RAW partition data before formatting it.

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Recoverit - The Best RAW Partition Recovery Software

  • Recover lost or deleted files, photos, audio, music, emails from any storage device 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, lost partition, virus attack, system crash under different situations.

Part 2. How to Recover Data from RAW Partition

Way 1. Recover Data from RAW Partition with Wondershare Recoverit

Download and install Recoverit Data Recovery on your computer. If your RAW drive is an external device, connect it to the computer and start to recover files from RAW partition. On this tutorial, we will start with "Lost Partition Recovery" mode.

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In case one of your volumes somehow becomes raw after getting damaged, accessing the data present on that drive becomes impossible. You come across different kinds of error messages. So the best course of action in such a scenario is to convert the raw drive to some readable format such as NTFS or fat 32 since making this conversion is the only resort to getting access to your otherwise inaccessible data. In addition to this, you may also use Recoverit data recovery tool to perform raw recovery of the affected local drive.

Way 2. Use CHKDSK method rebuild a RAW partition

The check disk utility is a command that executes through the command prompt. It’s a useful tool that, in this case, will help you scan your file system and recover your data.

Start by going to your Windows start menu and search for cmd

Search result from Windows menu

Once the command prompt launches, type this command chkdsk X: /f. Note that X is the letter assigned to the RAW hard drive, make sure to replace it with the letter assigned to yours. The f letter tells the chkdsk command to fix any errors found in your hard drive so you can access your files. If your data is still inaccessible, replace f with r to scan faulty partitions. This method makes your partition readable again and give you access to your data.

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Way 3. Use TestDisk to recover RAW partitions

TestDisk is another application that helps you recover lost partitions. Sometimes, RAW partitions are caused by lost or deleted partitions. TestDisk can fix the partition table, recover partitions that have been deleted and repair NTFS sectors. TestDisk runs on Windows, Mac OS x and Linux.

To recover data from a RAW partition, start by launching TestDisk. You can search for it in the menu. Use the arrow keys to select Create a new log file then press enter.

Use the arrow keys again to choose the partition table type you want to analyze then press enter

test disk command line resultsIn the next window, select the media/storage device that contains the deleted partition then select proceed.

test disk command line resultsUse the arrow keys again to choose the partition table type you want to analyze then press enter

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In the next Window, you can now analyze the current partition structure and search for lost partitions.

test disk analyze the selected partition optionsThe current partition structure will be listed .You will be given to conduct a quick search at the bottom of the prompt. During this quick search, TestDisk will identify the missing partitions.

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Once all available and recovered partitions have been listed, select the Write option to save the partition.

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