Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Free Recover Files from External Hard Drive That Has RAW File System

Best RAW Drive Recovery Software for RAW External Hard Drive Recovery

If your external hard drive is showing RAW file system, it means the original file system of the external hard drive has been changed. Before you can use an external hard drive, it should often be formatted in FAT or NTFS file system, which are the regular file systems that Windows operating system can easily recognize. When an external hard drive shows RAW file system, it can cause possible data loss. So you may need data recovery when you run into RAW problem on external hard drive. Data recovery is a process to store data from a RAW, unrecognized or inaccessible storage media. To accomplish the data recovery successfully, you should choose the best data recovery software – RAW drive recovery software. With this software, you can simply restore all kinds of data easily and free.

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

How to use: memory card recovery tutorials 

Procedures to Perform RAW External Hard Drive Recovery
Step1. Insert the RAW external hard drive to your computer. Free download and install the RAW drive recovery software that was recommended above. Run the software and choose a recovery module.
Step2. Select the local drive from which data has to be recovered and the program will perform a deep scan on the selected drive.
Step3. When the scan is accomplished, choose the found files and preview them.
Step4. Select all important files and recover them. It is highly recommended not to save the recovered files to the RAW external hard drive.

How to Identify a RAW Drive?
When your external hard drive has RAW file system, you may find those messages below,
* the disk drive is not formatted do you want to format it now?
* You need to format the disk drive before you can use it
* Sectors not found
* the disk space is showing 0 byte
* File name is displaying with weird character
* the external hard drive is not accessible

Once you identify your external hard drive is RAW, don’t format it or take any action to the drive. Otherwise, it will be more difficult or even impossible to restore the data from the RAW drive.

Loss Prevention – How to Avoid RAW Problem Occurs on External Hard Drive
RAW problem is avoidable if you can take some proper measures. I have concluded some possible methods to avoid RAW problems, as below
* Update the anti-virus software on your computer so that you can prevent your computer from being attacked by virus.
* Unplug the external hard drive from your computer by "safely remove hardware" option.
* Never turn off your computer by using it power button especially when you are using the external hard drive to transfer or backup data.

* Backup your important data regularly. It is not a method to avoid RAW problem but it is a good way to avoid data loss when your external hard drive shows RAW file system suddenly.


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