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

2016-08-16 16:06:30 Posted by Daisy to Format Recovery

Summary:
To convert or change raw file system to NTFS, EaseUS Data Recovery can easily recover files from RAW hard disk drive and then you can format the RAW drive to NTFS file system.

"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. Select the disk location where you lost your data and click "Scan" button.

Select the disk where you lost your data and click

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan first. After the quick scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.​

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

Step 3. Choose the file(s) you want to recover by file types from the scanning results. Click "Recover" button to recover the selected files. You'd better choose a different location instead of the original hard drive to avoid data overwriting.

preview and recover lost data

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.