How to convert RAW volume to NTFS and recover all inaccessible data?

Symptoms

file system displays as Raw

Sometimes a damaged volume may lose its file system type. Error messages as follows may appear.

The volume X: is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?

The disk in drive X: is not formatted.

There was an error accessing drive X: The disk is not formatted.

Also a CHKDSK tool will be complained that is unable to perform a RAW file system recovery.

The type of the file system is RAW.

CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives.

Sep-by-step instruction to recover RAW volume

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To recover the files from RAW Disk, please follow these steps:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the file types you want to recover from the RAW disk. Then click "Next" button to move to the next step.

Choose the file types you want to recover from the RAW disk

Step 2. Select the the RAW disk where you lost your data and click "Scan" button, the software will quickly scan the selected disk to find all your target files.

Choose to scan the RAW disk to recover the lost data

Step 3. After scan, you can preview all the listed recoverable files on the RAW disk one by one and select out those you want. Then, click "Recover" button to get them back once. Here you should save all the recovered files on another disk to avoid data overwriting.

Preview and recover lost files from the RAW disk

After these steps, you will successfully recover the RAW disk and then take it easy to format the disk. The raw trouble has been blown over, and everything is back to normal.

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