How to convert RAW volume to NTFS and recover all inaccessible data?
Sometimes a damaged volume may lose its file system type. Various error messages may appear, most common messages are:
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
To recover the files from RAW Disk, please follow these steps:
2. Select all lost files to recove or just choose specified file types to recover. You can see the list of logical volumes found on your computer. Then select the "RAW" disk or inaccessible logic disk.
3. Click "Next" to begin scanning for files.
4. Select the files or directory that you want to recover and save the data to a healthy drive.
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.