Thursday, February 21, 2013

Convert RAW to NTFS on External HDD – Solutions on How to Recover Files from RAW Drive & Convert RAW to NTFS

Chance to Convert RAW External HDD to NTFS without Losing Files

Data inside my 1.5TB external HDD becomes inaccessible due to unknown reasons. I tried to format it but I stopped because I remember I have some important files inside. Now it shows as RAW HDD. I want to convert RAW to NTFS without data loss.

It is certainly that you can convert RAW external HDD to NTFS without data loss. This article will tell external hard drive data recovery when it has RAW file system.

Solutions to Convert RAW to NTFS with Data Back
If you want to convert RAW to NTFS with its data back, you should recover data first and then format the RAW drive to NTFS. RAW recovery freeware provides the best solution to restore lost files like photos, videos, music, documents, emails etc from RAW file system. It is capable of recovering files from external HDD, hard disk drive, USB flash drive, pen drive, memory card and other devices. 

Download the Following Software to Recover Data
#1 Data Recovery
Software to restore data off usb drive, memory card, pen drive, hard disk, external drive etc.
How to use: best disk recovery software for step by step guide

#2 Data Recovery Software
Another chance for you to recover data from disk, card, external etc.   
How to use: Windows data recovery steps

#3 Data Recovery for Card USB - recover data from card/usb 

Step1. Recover Files from External HDD – Recover Data Step by Step with Freeware
Firstly, get back data inside the external HDD with RAW recovery software step by step.
Step one, download install and launch the software. Choose one recovery module.
Step two, choose the RAW external HDD and begin to look for the data inside.
Step three, evaluate the quality of found data and recover them if you are satisfied.
Tip: avoid saving the recovered files to the RAW external.

Step2. Format RAW to NTFS on External HDD
Since you finished the step1 above, you can formatthe external HDD to convert its file system from RAW to NTFS. You can simply format by following: My computer - >> Right click on the drive of external HDD ->> Click "Format" option to format it - >> Choose the file system. If you can’t format the external HDD with this method, you can also follow this way: My computer -> Manage ->Storage -> Double click Removable Storage -> Right click on the external HDD -> Choose the file system. A number of converting software can also help you change the RAW file system to NTFS

You may run into the same following raw data case:
1. My GM SATA 160GB external HDD was attacked by virus when I inserted it to my PC. Now all files and folder inside this drive can’t be viewed and the file system of the drive is RAW. Is it possible to change RAW to NTFS?
2. I partitioned my external hard disk drive, after which one partition works fine while the other one is inaccessible. Disk management does identify it as RAW drive. I am attempting to change the drive back into NTFS so that Windows7 can access it.
3. My memory card is not accessible with RAW format error. Can I get back lost files?

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