RAW Partition Recovery: How to Recover RAW Partition

When your partition becomes RAW, you will not able to access the files on it and it won't be usable before you format it. Luckily, with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, you can perform RAW partition recovery before the formatting. By doing so, you can recover all the files from your RAW partition and then format it to get it work again.

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Symptoms of Raw Partition

"Raw partition error" doesn't always happen, but exists indeed. It may happen to a local hard drive, external hard drive, USB, and other storage devices. It usually occurs with the following symptoms when the disk partition is corrupted or damaged:

A partition with the raw file system is inaccessible. When you encounter one of the above situations, unfortunately, you can't open the files such as documents, photos, emails, etc. on the problematic partition. If you have data existing on the partition and format the RAW partition directly, it will result in the loss of all the data on the partition.

So if the files are important, you can consider using a reliable disk data recovery software to recover the data first, then format it to make it work properly again. 

Free Download Raw Partition Recovery Software

Speaking of the professional and influential data recovery tools, you can't miss EaseUS hard drive recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

It fully supports RAW partition recovery. Whether it's your disk partition, USB, or external hard drive becoming RAW, the software can help you recover data from the RAW device.

Key Features of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

  • Restore lost files, photos, audio, music, emails from RAW partition effectively and safely.
  • Recover deleted or lost files from the recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, USB, and other storage media.
  • Retrieve data from formatting, system crash, virus attack, hard disk failure due to the bad power supply, damaged block, etc.
  • Support users to preview the recoverable files.

Download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard now! Whenever you are facing a data recovery problem, trying it is always a good choice.

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How to Recover RAW Partition with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

Outranking equivalents with its usability and performance, EaseUS RAW partition recovery software makes it easy for you to complete the Raw partition recovery within only three steps.

Here's a video showing you how to fix the RAW drive. Watch this step-by-step guide to solve your problem.

Download and install EaseUS Data Recovery software on your Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista/XP, or Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003 computer. (The software also has excellent compatibility.) Then follow to recover data from your RAW partition.

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

Now you have successfully recovered the files from your RAW partition to somewhere else. It's time for you to fix the RAW partition.

How to Fix RAW Partition

The quickest way to fix this is to format the raw partition immediately and use anti-virus software for full anti-virus. Although formatting is not the only way to fix the RAW issue, it's the most straightforward one.

Learn more methods, you may follow this article about: How to Recover and Fix RAW USB.

After you have recovered files from RAW partition successfully. Then you can format the raw drive to FAT/NTFS for regular use by following the steps below:

Step 1. Open "This PC/My Computer".

Step 2. Right-clicking the RAW drive and select "Format".

Step 3. Set up the file system and other options according to your needs and click "Start" > "OK".

format RAW partition

You can also format your RAW partition or learn how to do it with a professional hard drive formatting tool.


Instead of recovering data after the problem occurs, it's always preferable to prevent such problems from happening. By knowing why a partition becomes RAW, you can get a better understanding of the causes of the issue and of how to avoid it. The common reasons include:

  • Loose or broken cables
  • A sudden power cut as improper system shutdown
  • Changing file system incorrectly
  • Misoperations like ejecting the storage device improperly
  • Virus attack

Always grow a good habit of using the storage device. In addition, back up your important files with free backup software regularly and get a professional data recovery tool for your precious data. By doing so, you can reduce the chance of suffering from data loss.

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