It is really frustrating when you are unable to access files and folders from the partition that has become RAW. In such situations it is quite hard to decide, what to do next? Well, you need not to worry; there is a simple way to recover files from RAW partition.
Supported Windows Operating Systems:
Microsoft 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 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 particular raw drive, it provides a list of each of the files and folders that can be recovered. User can sort restored files on four different categories, such as file name, file size, 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 hard drive then, you can compress the files before you actually stored them on the hard disk drive.
Virus Attack: Of the plethora of reasons that causes RAW partition, the most repeated reason is 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 partition 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. In each of the instances system gets shutdown without any prior warning, thereby leading to creation of RAW partition.
Error while creating new partition: When we purchase any brand new hard drive there is no partition. So, to keep the files and folders in 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. As this depressing thing happens, each of the files present on the partition gets unreachable.
Error while changing File System: Due to variety of reasons we need to change the file system. While doing such a simple task if 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 this partition recovery utility.
Third party software: Many a time files that are present on hard disk partition get corrupted due to conflict between the system softwares. Such confliction between the softwares 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.
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 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 varied 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 ExtFAT in matter of few steps. 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 lot of time.
This RAW Partition Recovery also helps to create disk image of the files so that bad sectors can be by passed. 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 hierarchy).
Step1: 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.
Figure A: Main Screen
Step2: Now, choose "Partition Recovery" option as shown in Figure B.
Figure B: Select Partition Recovery
Step3: The software displays the list of drivers present on your system. Select corrupted partition and click on “Next" tab as shown in Figure C.
Figure C: Select RAW Partition
Step4: 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.
Figure D: Preview Restored Files