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How to Repair RAW Disk and Recover Files?

2016-08-18 09:47:35 Posted by Daisy to Format Recovery

This article mainly tells how to repair RAW hard disk or SD card and help you restore files from RAW disk with simple steps. Read and find out how to repair RAW disk or SD card and recover files now.

About RAW disk

There are many computer users who complain about disk errors when they could not access the disk, and a top case among them is that Windows pop-up indicates "The drive in disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" When they check the properties of the disk, they find the file system of the disk is RAW, both used space and unallocated space are 0 byte. And they may even fail to check the disk and repair the RAW disk by using "Error-checking" in Tools or using chkdsk command. What is wrong with this disk?

RAW Disk

The reason for "The drive in disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" is that there is parameter error in the disk sector such as losing file system.

How to repair RAW disk and recover files?

To repair RAW disk, we should extract files firstly, which means to recover files from the RAW disk first. At this time data recovery software is needed. Here easy disk data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is suggested to repair RAW disk.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is professional data recovery software to recover data from RAW disk or loss due to convert raw to ntfs, format, deletion, partition loss or damage, software crash, virus infection, unexpected shutdown or other unknown reasons from hard disk and storage media such as USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, etc.

Steps to repair RAW disk and restore data

Step 1. Recover files and data from RAW disk/SD card

Before you start repair RAW disk or make RAW SD card fix, it's highly recommended for you to restore files and data firstly so to protect data.

1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the file types you want to recover. Select the disk where you lost your data and click "Scan" button.

Choose the file types you want to recover from raw disk

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 disk to repair raw disk

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 2. Repair RAW disk

After above steps, you are able to recover files from RAW disk, save them and then perform format, you will achieve to repair RAW disk.

Right-click RAW disk/SD card > choose Format > Wait and click OK.