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How to Recover Files or Data from Raw Hard Drive/Partition?

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 by Jean to Storage Media Recovery


This passage mainly introduces prefessional solution for raw partition recovery and with the recommended solution you'll be able to recover raw hard drive data without any obstacles. If you are facing raw drive partition recovery issues or your hard drive become raw, follow this passage and recover data from raw partitin on your own now.

Partition RAW issue

A partition or drive is usually used for saving and storing data on the computer and make people's life more convenient. But when the partition or hard drive becomes RAW, you can not access the data in it without formatting, however, formatting hard drive would cause data loss problems. This might make you stuck in a dilemma.

So how to fix this problem? Professional raw data recovery software may help.

Symptoms of RAW drive/partition

When you are having the below symptoms or having the following problems in your computer or hard drive partition, it means that you are having hard drive partition problems.

  • Invalid media type reading drive.
  • Abort, Retry, Fail?
  • File system is displayed as "RAW".
  • Windows may ask if you want to format the drive, such as warning "disk not formatted. do you want to format now?".
  • File names contain "weird" characters.
  • "Sector not found" messages.

Don't worry about having raw problems in your hard drive partition. Here the following, effective solutions for raw data recovery.

How to recover Raw drive/partition data easily?

It's a normal situation if you encounter the above case and have to format the RAW drive for reuse the drive again. However, once formatting the drive, all the data on it will be gone and it will be almost impossible to get those files back. Therefore, it's highly recommended for you to extract data or files from the raw partition before formatting.

Step 1. Recover files/data from RAW hard drive partition

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is an ideal solution for recovering RAW drive/partition data. It's fully compatible with all Windows and MacOS, allowing users to restore whatever they lost from SD card, USB drive, hard drive partition without any obstacles.

1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select disk partition or storage location where you lost data and click "Scan".

Choose Raw hard drive where data loss happens

2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan first;
After the quick scan, a deep scan will automatically start to find more data;

Scan the raw drive

3. Preview and restore lost data;
You can preview found data by file types, select found data and click "Recover" to save them to another safe spot in PC/storage device.

Preview and recover files from the Raw hard drive

Step 2. Format RAW drive/partition

After recovering files from RAW drive, please format this RAW drive with Windows built-in format tool.

Open My Computer or This PC > Right click the RAW drive and select "Format" from the menu > Click OK.
Then the RAW dirve partition will be reusable and you can move the data back to the drive prtitin or store new data on it again.