The hard drive becomes RAW when its file system gets damaged due to any reason like wrong changes made in the file system, virus infection, bad sectors, improper changes made in boot section of the hard drive, corruption etc.
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”.
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.
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. This unmatchable 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.
Step 1: Connect the RAW hard drive to a working Windows computer if it is a removable drive. Launch Remo Recover wizard and click on Recover Drives button.
1: Main screen- Recover Drives
Step 2: Next, click on the Partition Recovery button for recovering files from RAW drive.
2: Partition Recovery
Step 3: The software will display all drives present in the system. Select the RAW hard drive and click on Next button.
3: Select RAW Hard Drive
Step 4: If you wish, you can specify file types to recover from the RAW hard drive. Once the recovery process gets completed you can preview the recovered data from RAW hard drive.
4: Preview Retrieved Data
Step 5: In the end, you can mark and Save the required files to your desired location on the computer hard drive.
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.
Now, open My Computer/This PC and right-click on the RAW drive. Click on Format button and select OK.