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.
Connect the RAW hard drive to a working Windows computer and download Remo Recover on the same system. Then follow the steps below to recover data from RAW hard drives.
Step 1: Complete the software installation process and launch it to open the main screen. In the main screen, select Recover Partitions and choose the RAW hard drive from the list. Then click Scan for the scanning to begin.
1: Main screen
Step 2: In the next screen, select a partition from the list of partitions displayed.
2: Choose a partition to recover
Step 3: Next, you will be displayed a list of files found in the selected partition. You can view these files in either File Type View or Data View
3: File Type View
Step 4: As a last step, select the files that you want and save them
4: Save Retrieved Data
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.