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Recover RAW Hard Drive with RAW Drive Recovery Freeware

Updated on May 08, 2018 by Jean to Format Recovery


Free RAW hard drive recovery software from EaseUS recovers files from RAW hard drive/partition or disk due to system error or virus attacks.

Symptoms of the RAW hard drive issue

Sometimes, when you try to access data from your computer hard drive, you may find that the disk is displayed as RAW and cannot be opened. Then, you will not be able to access your important files. And following the problem, different error messages can appear:

"Invalid media type reading drive."
"Sector not found" error message while accessing any file.
"Disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?"
File names contain strange characters.

So what will you do when your hard drive becomes RAW? How can you get the data back from RAW hard drive?

Overview of RAW data recovery

RAW data recovery is used on hard drive file system's logical structure corruption that causes serious issues (even post correction like index correction by Chkdsk) or when logical structure gets overwritten. The RAW recovery process is carried out as the critical file system information about each file as name, type, size, number of clusters (for large files), location and more. In case of corrupted directory structures and missing file information, it is impossible to recover the original file and folder names as they are not available.

The scan method used by RAW data recovery incorporates sequential reading of all sectors on the drive using file signature search algorithm. Almost all file types have unique file header and at times footer signatures. It provides the great option of extracting the confined data that lies within the file header and footer.

Solutions for RAW hard drive recovery

To fix RAW drive, we recommend you to try EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition, the most full-featured and easiest free data recovery software. The user-friendly user interface will guide you through the whole process of RAW partition recovery. Except for recovering data from RAW hard drive, this program is powerful enough to deal with all other data loss problems, for example, retrieving data from lost, missing or inaccessible hard drive partitions/volumes. 

Follow these steps to recover data from RAW hard drive:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS free RAW hard drive recovery software, select the RAW hard drive and click "Scan" button.

RAW hard drive recovery - select to scan the specific disk

Step 2. A quick scan will start first to search for all the lost and existing files on the raw drive. After it completed, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

RAW hard drive recovery - run quick scan and deep scan

Step 3. After the scan, preview and choose the data you want and click "Recover" button to retrieve them back from RAW hard drive. Here, you'd better save all the recovered files on a different drive or device in case of data recovery failure.

Recover data with RAW hard drive recovery

This software is designed specifically to recover data from RAW hard drive.