How to Recover Data from RAW Hard Drive?

Updated on January 20, 2020

When a hard drive turned RAW, you cannot access the data present on it without formatting it. On the other hand, formatting a RAW hard drive will erase entire files from it. So, how to get data back from RAW hard drives? Well, read this post and find the best solution for RAW hard drive recovery problem!

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RAW Hard Drive Problem…

When the partition of a hard drive displays as "RAW" in the Disk Management, it is not accessible untill you format the disk partition. Obviously, you are not allowed to take a backup of the files stored in it. If this is the case, you will be in huge trouble of losing your valuable data, if you don't have the backups. How to recover data from RAW hard drives in such cases? Don't worry! Follow the instructions given in the page to recover data from RAW hard disk drives, Pen Drives, USB flash drive, memory card, and other storage devices.

How to check a RAW hard drive? It is not that difficult. When your hard drive turned RAW it becomes inaccessible and Windows may show an error message which tells you to format the drive before accessing it like “disk not formatted. do you want to format now?”. If you right-click on the RAW drive you can see its file system, which supposed to be NTFS or FAT but a RAW hard drive will show “RAW file system”.

How to Recover RAW Hard Drive?

You have to format the RAW hard drive in order to reuse the disk drive again. But, once you format the RAW hard drive, all the data present in it will be removed; you will experience data loss. Therefore, it is suggested to restore data from RAW hard drive partition before formatting it.

Remo Hard Drive Recovery - Tool to Get Data Back from RAW Hard Drives

Even though there are numerous reasons for a hard drive to turn RAW, the best solution for RAW hard drive recovery is Remo Recover - a RAW partition recovery free software. This RAW data recovery tool is built to recover lost or deleted important files from the RAW hard drives, because of which it is recommended by many professional and non-professional users around the world. It is an award-winning tool that is best in its class and completely safe-to-use to get data back from RAW hard drive. Remo Hard Drive Recovery Tool employs a deep scan on RAW drive and retrieves files from the RAW hard drive on Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 and other popular versions of Windows operating system.

Moreover, one can use this tool to recover data from the RAW USB drive, SD card, memory card of all types, flash drive, pen drive, and other removable storage devices. So, get the free download of this data recovery software and perform RAW hard drive data recovery in a few simple steps.

Instructions to Recover Data from RAW Hard Drive:

1. Download and install Remo Recover on your computer.

Note: If you want to recover files from RAW external HDD, connect it to the computer.

2. From the main screen select the drive from where you want to recover data. You can click on the Can’t find the drive option if your RAW drive is not recognised on the main screen.

click on the cant find the drive to recover data from RAW HDD

3. Click on the Scan option to initiate the scanning process.

Note: Once the Quick Scan is completed it directly starts Deep Scan. Once the scanning is completed, you can go to the Lost Partition folder. In case you are not able to find the files in the Lost Partition folder then go to the Tags folder to recover files from the RAW external HDD. The tool offers a free Preview feature to verify the success rate of the software.

click on the dynamic recovery view to see the recovered files from RAW hDD

4. Finally, select the files which you want to restore and click on the Recover option to save the files to the desired location.

Note: Don’t save recovered files to the same RAW hard drive. And, keep your RAW hard disk drive intact until you restore data from it.

Format the RAW Hard Drive:

Now, open My Computer/This PC and right-click on the RAW drive. Click on Format button and select OK.

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