[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When you see a drive as RAW hard drive, it means the disk is unformatted. You can not open a RAW drive when it is not formatted. If you find hard drive used to a functioning hard drive in NTFS or FAT format, but now it becomes a RAW hard drive, what can you do to get it back? There are many reasons behind this issue, it could be file system crash, system error, disk corruption, physical damage, etc.
Do not choose to format it when you tried to open and get back your saved data on the now ‘RAW’hard drive as it will completely delete the data and files on it. You need to use a data recovery tool to get back the data and files from the RAW hard drive first before you are going to format it and rebuild its file system. We recommend this Data recovery software for both Windows and Mac users. We will show you steps to recover inaccessible files from RAW hard drive below, these files include BMP, GIF, PNG, JPEG, JPG, TIF, DOC, DOCX, HTM, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RAR, XLS, XLSX, ZIP, etc.
Recover Data from RAW Hard Drive
1. Free download File Recovery below, install and run it on your PC or Mac.
2. As long as it starts, you will be prompted to select a recovery mode. See screenshot below.
Lost File Recovery:
Recover deleted and formatted files from a partition or removable media, such as files deleted by Shift+Delete or emptied from Recycle Bin.
Find out lost, deleted, resized or damaged partition, and then recover lost files and folders.
Raw File Recovery:
If previous scans cannot find your lost files, please select Raw File Recovery. But it will not display the file name and path.
In this case, let’s choose this Raw file recovery mode to recover data from RAW hard drive.
3. Scan your RAW hard drive
You can then select the RAW hard drive from the partition list.
4. Preview and Recover data from RAW hard drive
The recoverable files and data will be grouped into different categories, so you can easily find the file and data you like to recover from a RAW hard drive. Beware that the “Raw File Recovery” mode, which helps you recover data from RAW hard drive, does not show original file names and paths, thus you can not search by file name or path to find the target file and recover. When you have found the file you want to get back from the RAW hard drive, click the ‘Recover’ button to recover the files and save them to another hard drive on your computer.
When you get back all the files from a RAW hard drive and saved them on to another hard drive, you can go to format the RAW hard disk and save new data on it again.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Download the Data recovery for Windows or Mac and get back your lost data now.
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