Recover Data from RAW Partitions

It is really frustrating when you are unable to access files and folders from the partition that have become RAW. In such situations, it is quite hard to decide, what to do next? Well, you need not worry; there is a simple way to recover files from a RAW partition.

  • RAW Partition Recovery provides the Easiest way to get back files from RAW partition
  • It is 100% Safe and Secure software to recover data from RAW drive partitions

Supported Windows Operating Systems:

Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008

RAW Partition Recovery is one of the finest software that easily rescues each of the files that get missing due to the corruption of Windows hard drive partition. The user interface of this software is very simple and can be used by naive users as well with great ease. Once scanning gets completed on the particular raw drive, it provides a list of each of the files and folders that can be recovered. A user can sort restored files on four different categories, such as file name, file size, the creation date of the file, and signature of the file. Additionally, this software facilitates users to compress restored data. Since there are lots of files may be present on any partition, therefore if all the files are to be recovered then it will require large free memory space. If you don't have that amount of free memory space on the hard drive then, you can compress the files before you actually stored them on the hard disk drive.


Possible causes for how a disk partitions turn RAW

Virus Attack: Out of a plethora of reasons that causes RAW partition, the most general reason is not other than the virus attack. Viruses are small destructive programs which get within Windows system via internet or different USB drives that are attached to the system. If such bad programs are of are of high intensity and can easily corrupt the file system of hard drive partition. Henceforth, partition turns raw, making each of the files and folder present on respective partition inaccessible.

Improper Shutdown: Any of the hard drive partitions can also get RAW due to improper system shutdown. Computer or laptop can get turned off in an abrupt way due to variety of reasons such as power failure, malfunctioning of hardware components, system update, etc. All these cases of improper shut down operation results to a RAW partition.

Error while creating a new partition: When we purchase any brand new hard drive there is no partition. So, to keep the files and folders in a much more structured way, users need to create new partitions. While creating new partition using Disk Management software, if any sort of error happens then it is very much possible that respective partition may become RAW. This, as a result, makes data on the partitions to remain inaccessible.

Error while changing File System: Due to variety of reasons we need to change the file system on the disk storage. While doing so, if the system shuts down or reboots then it is possible that partition may become RAW. All of the files irrespective of the file type get inaccessible due to RAW file system. The only way to deal with such problem is making use of the Partition Recovery utility.

Third-party software: Many a time files that are present on hard disk partition get corrupted due to the conflict between the system software. Such confliction between the software can happen due to varied reasons i.e. registry issues, installation issues, and different others. In case if faulty applications cause some of the inappropriate activity on the file system, then it can result in corruption of hard drive partition.

A few common error messages that can come across with the RAW partition:

  • The type of the file system is RAW.CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives.
  • You need to format the disk in drive before you can use it. Do you want to format it?
  • This volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted.
  • Disk Management tool depicts partition as RAW or without any kind of file system.

Recovering RAW partitions

Despite getting RAW Partition, users can easily recover each of the files and folders from respective raw drive because, when any of the partition gets inaccessible due to any reason, then files remain at the saved memory space area. Hence, all that you need to do to recover recover files from RAW partition recovery, to rebuild the pointer link of the respective files. But, to conduct 100% recovery of files from RAW partition there are a few of the things that users must keep in mind such as never format or reformat your partition after any kind of corruption happen and make use of reliable software on the system so that such occurrence may not happen again.

Files of vivid file formats can be easily reclaimed by usage of this RAW Partition Recovery software. A few of the file formats are WAV, MP3, M4b, M4A, MP4, AIF, AMR, AIFC, AIFF, AVI, RA, PPT, PPTX, DOCX, XLS, PST, EXE, APK, MPEG, M4V, MOV, 3GP, JPEG, TIFF, 3G2, RM, MPG, PDF, ACCESS, HTML, PHP, PNG, JPG, TIF, BMP, X3F, PSD, CRW, NEF, SR2, MRW, GIF, ARW, RAW, CR2 and many more. Any of you can readily make use of this user friendly software on NTFS, NTFS5, ReFS, FAT16, FAT32 and exFAT in a matter of few minutes. In case, if the file that you wish to recover is not listed then you can add it. One of the other advantageous aspects of making use of RAW Partition Recovery is that it allows users to create recovery session that can be used to avoid rescanning of the drive, henceforth it helps in saving a lot of time.

This RAW Partition Recovery also helps to create the disk image of the files so that bad sectors can be bypassed. Later with the help of this disk image users can easily recover the files and folders. The files that are listed after completion of scanning can be viewed in either file type view (allows seeing files on basis of file extension) or data type view (allows seeing files on basis of a hierarchy).

Steps to restore data from RAW partitions:

Step 1: Download demo version of RAW Partition Recovery tool and install it on the hard disk of your computer. Run the software and choose "Recover Drives" option from the Main Screen as shown in Figure A.

RAW Partition Recovery - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: Now, choose "Partition Recovery" option as shown in Figure B.

Recover RAW Partition - Select Option

Figure B: Select Partition Recovery

Step 3: The software displays the list of drivers present on your system. Select the corrupted partition and click on “Next" tab as shown in Figure C.

How to Recover RAW Partition - Select RAW Partition

Figure C: Select RAW Partition

Step 4: Once scanning is completed, you will be able to preview all the restored files in “File Type View", “Data Type View" as shown in Figure D.

Recovering RAW Partition - Preview Restored Files

Figure D: Preview Restored Files

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