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How to Repair RAW Disk and Recover Files?

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 by Daisy to Format Recovery


This article mainly tells how to repair RAW hard disk or SD card and restore files from RAW disk with the best raw hard drive recovery software in simple steps. Read and find how to repair RAW file system on hard disk or SD card and recover files now.

Why need to repair RAW disk?

There are many computer users who complain about disk errors when they could not access the disk, and a top case among them is that Windows pop-up indicates "The drive in disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" When they check the properties of the disk, they find the file system of the disk is RAW, both used and unallocated space are 0 byte. And they may even fail to check the disk and repair the RAW disk by using "Error-checking" in Tools or using chkdsk command. What is wrong with this disk?

RAW Disk

The reason for "The drive in disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" is that a parameter error exists in the disk sector, causing file system loss or RAW error. And the best way to get problem fixed is to repair RAW disk, change file system from RAW to NTFS and restore all files.

How to repair RAW disk and recover files?

To repair RAW disk, we should extract files firstly, which means to recover files from the RAW disk first. At this time, professional data recovery software is needed. Here easy disk data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is suggested to fix RAW disk and restore files.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard supports to recover data from RAW disk or loss due to convert raw to ntfs, format, deletion, partition loss or damage, software crash, virus infection, unexpected shutdown or other unknown reasons from hard disk and storage media such as USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, etc. You may free download this RAW drive recovery software and follow below steps to fix raw file systems on hard drive/corrupted SD card or partitions and get lost data back now.

Steps to repair RAW disk/partition/SD etc and restore data

Step 1. Recover files and data from RAW disk/SD card

Before you start repair RAW disk, it's highly recommended for you to restore files and data firstly so to protect data:

  1. 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the file types you want to recover.
  2. Select the disk where you lost your data and click "Scan" button.

Select the RAW Drive

  1. 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan first.
  2. After the quick scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

Scan the raw drive

  1. 3. Choose the file(s) you want to recover by file types from the scanning results.
  2. Click "Recover" button to recover the selected files.
  3. You'd better choose a different location instead of the original hard drive to avoid data overwriting.

Extract files out of the raw drive

Step 2. Repair RAW disk and fix RAW file system

After above steps, you've successfully recovered files from RAW disk and save them to a secure location. And now you can follow to repair RAW disk, fixing RAW file system to NTFS/FAT32 etc by performing format. Here below are the detial tips to repair RAW disk:

  1. 1. Connect RAW drive, corrupted SD card with PC;
  2. 2. Open This PC/My Compuer > Right-click RAW disk/SD card;
  3. 3. Select Format > Set RAW file system to NTFS/FAT32 etc and click OK.

Then all you need is to wait for the formatting process complete. After this, you can resue repaired hard disk or SD card to save and store data again.