How to Convert Raw to NTFS in Windows 10 without Data Loss

If the file system of your partition/drive becomes RAW and inaccessible in Windows 11/10/8/7, you can open and read the RAW file system by formatting. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can help you convert RAW to NTFS without losing data in Windows 10.

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Can I Convert RAW to NTFS in Windows 10 Without Losing Data

"Can the RAW drive be converted to NTFS without losing data? I have two drives: C drive and E drive on my Dell laptop which run on Windows 10. But E drive can't be opened now. I have checked the disk in Disk Management, it is blank and shows as "RAW" file system. Is it possible to convert RAW to NTFS without losing my data? Please give some suggestion!"

If the DBR (DOS Boot Record) or file system has corrupted, a drive will become RAW and is inaccessible. To open and read the RAW drive, you can convert RAW to NTFS or convert RAW to FAT32. But formatting RAW to NTFS/FAT will erase all the files on the disk. To troubleshoot and convert RAW to NTFS without losing data, you can use EaseUS raw hard drive recovery software, which allows you to recover data from RAW drive with very high recovery rate. After getting back all your files, you can format the RAW drive to NTFS to reuse.

Here's a video tutorial on converting the RAW file system to NTFS and how to recover data from a RAW system. Watch the guide and convert/change the RAW file system to NTFS in Windows 10.

How to Convert RAW to NTFS in Windows 10 Without Data Loss

Before you format the RAW drive to NTFS, you can use the professional EaseUS data recovery tool to recover files from the RAW partition in advance. This user-friendly tool enables you to recover lost files from hard drive/partition, emptied recycle bin, external hard drive, USB/Pen drive, CF/SD card due to formatting, deletion, partition loss or damage, software crash, virus infection, unexpected shutdown or other unknown reasons.

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Now, download this RAW drive recovery software for free and follow the steps below to get files back effortlessly.

Step 1. Select and scan the RAW partition

If the RAW partition contains a partition label, you can directly select it and click "Scan" to look for the lost files. 

If the RAW partition lost its label, it will be recognized as "Lost Partition", just select the "Lost Partition" and click "Scan" to find the lost data.

select RAW partition and click scan

Step 2. Preview found data from the scan result

When the scanning completes, find the lost files in "Other Lost Files" folder. You can also use "Files Lost Original Name" or "Tags" to locate the files in RAW partition. "Filter" > "Type" can help you to locate a specific type of file.

Then, check and double-click to preview found files. 

scan the lost partition to find desired data

Step 3. Recover found data from RAW partition

Select all found files and click "Recover" to get all the data back.

Select another secure location to save the found data and click "OK" to start the RAW recovery.

recover all found data from RAW partition

Format and Convert RAW to NTFS in Windows 10

After data recovery, you can fix the RAW partition in Windows 10 by formatting.

1. Go to This PC or Disk Management in Windows 10, and right-click on the RAW partition or drive, select "Format".

2. Set Volume Label, File System (NTFS), and Allocation unit size. The default format option is Quick Format. Then, click "OK" to start the operation.

After reformatting, you can access the RAW file system partition or drive as normal.

raw file system in Windows 10

Do You Need Specialized Data Recovery Services?
You may need further help for tough data loss situations like format errors, RAW disk, partition loss, repartition failures and system boot error. Consult with EaseUS Data Recovery Experts to retrieve lost data in time.

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