Restore RAW Partition

Partition turned RAW on your hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive or SD card? Here is how to convert RAW partition into NTFS or FAT without losing any data present on it. Securely restore RAW partition data using Remo Recover in a few easy steps.


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A scenario leading to RAW partition recovery

“I tried to access D:\ drive and it shows ‘inaccessible’. I am not sure what is going on. I went into Disk Management to check the status. It shows the error message ‘Disk in drive is RAW’. Is there a way to resolve this problem? It is important that I get back data on the drive.”

What is RAW Partition?

Partitions have a particular file system such as FAT16, FAT 32, NTFS, NTFS 5 etc. which are responsible for maintaining data entries on partitions. So whenever you save or store any kind of data, the file system creates a pointer to that information and stores information of your data. But at times, because of some logical reasons, these partitions may get corrupt, become inaccessible and lead to data loss.

A file system that is not recognized by the OS is called a RAW file system. And, the partition with the RAW file system is a RAW partition. The reasons for RAW partition are corruption due to improper shutting down of the system, virus attack, and so on.

In such cases, your partition becomes RAW or inaccessible along with the data present on it. In such circumstances, one can manually convert RAW to NTFS, but it results in loss of data. And, if you want to recover lost data from RAW partition, data recovery tools are your best bet.

Remo Recover is one such powerful tool that completes recovering files from RAW partition and inaccessible partition in a few simple steps.

RAW Partition Recovery tool - Remo Recover:

Remo RAW Drive Recovery software is built with powerful and efficient algorithms that will deep scan your RAW partition to recover lost files in less time. Its unique read-only function supports file recovery without causing any damage to your original files. In addition to recovering files from RAW disk partition, you can also use the software to recover data when you format the disk intentionally or accidentally.

RAW file systems are also common in external storage devices such as USB and external hard drives. This can happen if the device is removed without using Safely Remove Hardware. Remo Recover can be used to recover data from these devices as well. Refer how to fix RAW external HDD without losing data.


  • Do not install the recovery software on your RAW partition
  • Don’t add any data or files to the RAW partition/drive

How to Recover Data from RAW Partition?

Step 1: Download and install the free version of Remo RAW Disk Recovery software on your system. Then launch Remo Recover software and click on the Recover Partitions option from the main screen. Then, a list of physical and logical drives are displayed. Choose the appropriate drive from the list and click "scan" button

RAW Partition Recovery - Main Screen

Fig.1: Main screen

Step 2: Now the software scans the entire hard drive to find the lost, deleted, or RAW partitions in the drive. Once scanning is completed, a list of found partitions are displayed. Then, choose the appropriate RAW partition from where you want to recover files and click "Scan" button to start the recovery process

RAW Partition Recovery - List of Found Partitions

Fig.2: List of Found Partitions

Step 3: The tool will now scans the selected RAW partition to find the lost files from it. Upon the completion of scanning and recovery process, a list of recovered files are displayed in "Data View", and "File Type View"

RAW Partition Recovery - Recovered Data View

Fig.3: Recovered Data View

Step 4: Now, preview the recovered files from RAW drive one by one by pressing "Preview" button and evaluate the recovery results before saving

RAW Partition Recovery - Preview Retrieved Data

Fig.4: Preview Retrieved Data

Step 5: If you are satisfied with the tool, then purchase the licensed edition and save the recovered files, as the demo edition doesn't allow to save the files

RAW Partition Recovery - Save Retrieved Data

Fig.5: Save Retrieved Data

Compatibility of Remo Recover Software:

  • More than 300 file types can be recovered from a RAW drive using this data recovery software.
  • All kinds of file systems such as FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, and more are supported.
  • The software supports various types of hard drive interfaces such as SSD, SATA, IDE, and so on.
  • You can use the software to recover deleted or lost partitions on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, etc. versions of the Windows operating system.
  • For Mac users, there is Remo Recover Mac version that supports all latest versions of Mac OS X.

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