What to Do When Hard Drive Is in RAW Format Suddenly

I'm seeing RAW data on a drive that contains files I've been working on for seven years. The odd thing is that my computer detects it as NTFS when I run the CHKDISK command. Can I convert this RAW format drive to NTFS or retrieve the data on it?

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Dany· Answered on Feb 22, 2023

It appears that the partition table was compromised. Before doing anything further, such as manually restoring the partition table, it may be safest to utilize file recovery software in RAW/deep-scan mode to recover your most crucial files without altering the HDD's content. In this manner, even if something goes wrong, at least your most valuable possessions will be secure elsewhere.

So, the first thing you need to do is rescue data from this RAW format hard drive with a hard drive recovery program. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard makes recovering RAW drives easier for domestic users. You may easily recover files from a formatted hard drive even after multiple formatting. When it comes to data recovery following deletion, partition loss, disk formatting, or virus or Trojan assault, it functions as an all-around specialist.

After your data on the RAW drive is safely kept on other drives, you can try to fix your hard drive issues. We will teach you how to convert RAW to NTFS:

1. Most users will convert with convert X(driver letter): /fs:ntfs command in CMD, but you have said your disk is already shown as NTFS after running the CHCDISK command. We don't know if this method is workable or not. You can give it a shot eventually.

2. The second method is to format your RAW drive. Right-click the RAW disk or partition on your computer or laptop and select "Format". Then, configure other settings and choose the NTFS file system.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

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