How to Convert/Change RAW File System to NTFS without Data Loss

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"My hard drive shows RAW and i can not access it. Is there any way to convert/change RAW file system to NTFS without formatting it and losing all my data? Is there any way to resolve this problem?"

How to fix RAW drive without formatting or losing data?

The RAW drive is a hard drive partition which has not been formatted with the file system neither FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 nor NTFS/NTFS5. The RAW drive can be caused by a number of reasons such as virus infection, format failure, accidentally shut down operating system, power outages, etc. When you access the RAW drive, you will get an error message like "The disk in drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?". In this situation, if we click "No", the drive cannot be accessed. On the contrary, if we click "Yes", we will lose all of the files stored on this drive.

Then how can you fix raw drive without formatting or losing data? The recommended solution is to recover data from a device with a RAW file system, then format the device to convert/change RAW file system to NTFS.

Recommended tool to convert/change RAW file system to NTFS

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a powerful data recovery software that can first help get all data out from the RAW drive. Then you can format the RAW drive to NTFS, FAT or other file system with no hesitation. Besides this, EaseUS Data Recovery software can recover deleted files, recover files from raw drive, recover files from formatted drive, recover files from lost or deleted drive, etc.

How to recover data from Raw drive with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard works well to recover files from raw drive. The following is a step-by-step guide for you to convert/change RAW to NTFS without data loss.

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

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to convert RAW file system to NTFS

Step 2. Select the disk where you lost your data and click "Scan" button, the software will quickly scan the selected disk to find all your target files. If you lost your partition, select "Lost Disk Drives" and "Scan" to continue the recovery process.

Scan the selected hard drive when convert RAW file system to NTFS

Step 3. After scan, you can preview all the listed recoverable files 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.

Convert RAW file system to NTFS with one click

Step 4. After recovering files from RAW drive successfully, you can format the raw drive to NTFS file system and then access the raw drive as normal.Now you have converted/changed RAW file system to NTFS.

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