File Recovery from RAW Hard Drive

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“Hi, I think I am facing a different problem. From last week, after re-installing Windows, my computer was occasionally restarting several times. Last day, I couldn’t even open one of my hard drive partitions. It was showing like there is a problem in opening that drive. It also recommended me to format that drive. Formatting that drive is an unthinkable matter to me. It contains a lot of crucial document and media files. My friend told me that my partition would have become RAW. I just don’t know what a RAW partition is. Please, can anybody tell me how to recover files from RAW hard drive?”’

A RAW hard drive is a hard drive state in which file system present in that hard drive is no more accessible. Here operating system completely fails to recognize that operating system. If the file system present in a partition got corrupted or damaged, there is a high chance in which that partition becomes RAW. You may encounter several error messages as following.

  1. 1. You need to format the disk in drive D: before you can use it. Do you want to format it now?
  2. 2. There was an error accessing drive D: The disk is not formatted.
  3. 3. The disk in the drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?
  4. 4. Sector not found.

You need to know few reasons behind these errors, if you want to resolve the issues. Many of these reasons may already be familiar to you.

Common Reasons behind RAW Hard Drive

  1. 1. Partition Table Corruption: A partition table is the partition information table which is stored and on the disk by the operating system. Damage or corruption in the partition table entries may results in RAW hard drive.
  2. 2. MBR Damage: An MBR is a diskette that identifies the location of operating system on the hard disk. This MBR is stored on the first hard disk sector. Due to several reasons, this MBR may get damaged which results in the transformation of healthy partitions to RAW partitions.
  3. 3. Hard Drive Crash: A hard drive may get failed due to software as well as hardware malfunction. This is also a reason behind RAW hard drive.
  4. 4. Interruptions during Re-partitioning: Numerous interventions during hard drive re-partitioning may produce several errors including these RAW partition issues.

How to Overcome this Issue?

Have you ever heard about Media Recovery Software? This is a powerful utility optimized for recovering files from RAW hard drive. You can get back files from a RAW hard drive without losing a single one with the help of this tool. A sophisticated scanning algorithm is one of the key features of this tool. This enables you to restore more than 300 file types based on their unique signatures. More features of this tool are listed below.

  1. 1. You can recover files from RAW hard drive which is either reformatted or repartitioned.
  2. 2. Anyone of you can recover JPEG files, PNG files, GIF files, and all other popular types of image formats from a RAW partition with the help of this tool.
  3. 3. “Save Recovery Session” feature of this tool allows you to postpone your current recovery session to a later time.
  4. 4. This software helps you to retrieve data from RAW hard drive which is formatted with a number of file systems such as FAT16, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT, HFS+, HFS, etc.
  5. 5. Media Recovery Software tool recovers data from RAW hard drives having even bad sectors.
  6. 6. Anyone can recover files from RAW hard drive which has become RAW due to operating system errors.
  7. 7. Restoring files from RAW hard drives can be done on SATA, IDE and SCSI hard drives using the same tool without any change in the recovery procedure.
  8. 8. You can install this tool on both Windows and Mac OS's for restoring different types of files especially media files from RAW hard drives. Many technical specialists suggest this tool as ideal media recovery software for Mac computers.

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Steps to Recover Data from RAW Hard Drive

Step 1: Download and install the demo version of this tool on your computer and launch the tool. Select "Recover Drives" from the home screen, as displayed in Figure 1.

Recover Files from RAW Hard Drive - Home Screen

Figure 1: Home Screen

Step 2: On next screen, you have to choose "Partition Recovery" option and then select the "RAW partition" from the subsequent screen.

How to Recover Files from RAW Hard Drive? - Select RAW Partition

Figure 2: Select RAW Partition

Step 3: After the scanning process, list of recovered files from RAW partition will be displayed. You can "preview" files as shown in Figure 3.

Retrieve Data from RAW Hard Drive- Preview Recovered Data

Figure 3: Preview Recovered Files

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