RAW External Hard Disk Recovery Software


External hard drive showing as RAW? Here is the ideal solution to fix the issue. Use Remo Recover tool to fully recover data from RAW external hard drive in just few clicks. Get the free demo version now.


External hard disk with RAW format means that there is no file system on the drive. This usually happens, when you eject your external HDD while writing or copying process, virus attack or system error. All such instances can make the external disk corrupt and the file system becomes RAW making its data inaccessible.

What is the need of data recovery software for RAW external hard drive?

Formatting the drive may solve the RAW external hard drive problem. But, format operation wipes out entire data present on the external HDD. This is the reasons why you need a tool to perform data recovery from RAW hard disk drives, which will get back all data from your external RAW disk.

RAW external hard drive data recovery using Remo Recover tool

Remo Recover program is the professional data recovery utility to retrieve data from RAW external hard drives. As a specialized and effective data recovery tool, it helps you in recovering different file types from your external RAW hard disk including images, videos, documents, songs, and more. Files from different brands of external HDD like LaCie, SanDisk, Panasonic, Western Digital, Seagate, etc. can be recovered at an ease.

Not just this, along with recovering data from RAW external hard drives, the software also recover data from broken, damaged and inaccessible internal hard drives, USB drives, flash memory cards, pen drives and other storage mediums. Additionally, Remo Recover application also restore files from crashed HDD and even from the hard disk that do not mount or boot.

Simple steps to perform RAW external hard drive data recovery

Download the free demo version of Remo Recover by clicking on Download Now button. With its user friendly interface and safe recovery mechanisms, you just need to connect RAW external hard drive to your computer and run the tool.

Step 1: Launch Remo Recover software and select “Recover Partitions” option from the main screen. Then, choose the RAW drive from the list of available physical and logical drives, and hit "Scan" button

RAW External Hard Drive Recovery - Home Screen

Figure 1: Home Screen

Step 2: Now the software scans the RAW drive to find it's previous formatted file system.

RAW External Hard Drive Recovery  - Searching Previous File System

Figure 2: Searching Previous File System

Step 3: Upon the completion of scanning and recovery process, the list of recovered files are displayed in "Data View", and "File Type View"

RAW External Hard Drive Recovery  - Recovered Data View

Figure 3: Recovered Data View

Step 4: Prior you save the recovered files, the tool allows to preview each of the recovered files. To preview a file, just right-click on the file, and hit Preview option

RAW External Hard Drive Recovery - Preview Recovered Files

Figure 4: Preview Recovered Files

Step 5: At the end, if you are satisfied with the recovery results of the tool, then activate it's license key and save the recovered files at the destination location of your choice

RAW External Hard Drive Recovery - Save Recovered Files

Figure 5: Save Recovered Files

Some of the symptoms of RAW external hard disk

If you come across one of the following circumstances while using external HDD, then it means that file system in the external hard disk is corrupt and become RAW.

  • Windows displays “The disk in drive (D) is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?”
  • File names contain "weird" characters
  • Sector not found

When encountering the similar problem about RAW external hard disk, you must perform data recovery by using Remo Recover. The software is professional and time-saving, as it scan the entire drive efficiently to help you find all lost or deleted files in just couple of mouse clicks.