How to Retrieve Data from RAW Partition?

“Hi all, I am using my computer from many years but got a strange error now. One partition on my computer hard drive is not getting recognized by OS. When I click on icon of hard drive partition, I am getting an error message that partition needs to be formatted before usage. I am really blank and not understanding what to do for getting back huge data stored on my computer hard drive partition which is not accessible now. Please suggest me correct solution if anyone know how to resolve this problem. Thanks in advance…”

Sometimes, users may undergo and face trouble in situation as discussed above. This state of computer hard drive partition is said to be RAW; it means that file system of partition is not specified. This will be the case if you have not formatted the partition with any file system. This won’t be cause as partitions will be formatted before usage. The hard drive partition file system files had got corrupted due to which the drive is not being recognized by the Operating System and it displays error message as given in above instance. There are many scenarios in which partition is detected as RAW; some are as follows:

  • Severe virus, malware or dangerous threats infection on computer hard drive can entirely damage it or any of its partition after which it will not be recognized by operating system on computer
  • OS could not make out which file system a partition is formatted with due to corruption of system files related to OS, MBR or partition table damage or other logical errors
  • Interruption of format or reformat process or re-partitioning of hard drive on computer may turn complete hard drive or specific partition into RAW state

Irrespective of the cause that is accountable for making healthy partition into RAW format, you can rescue data from it using RAW partition data recovery software. Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software is one such utility that has potential to successfully get back lost or missing files and folders from RAW partition on your computer.

RAW partition data recovery software:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software is capable of restoring missing or inaccessible data from RAW partition on computer HDD. This hard drive data recovery program helps users to get back files and folders from RAW partitions which were formatted with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT and ReFS file systems. You can restore PDF documents, archive files, Microsoft Office documents (Word files, Excel sheets, PowerPoint presentations, etc.), text files, video files, audio files, generic photo files, RAW image files and other file formats from RAW partition. Other than internal hard drive and its partitions, users can also retrieve data from RAW external hard drive, flash drive, memory card, SSD and other storage media. It will restore data from RAW partition on all hard drives and portable hard drives that SATA, ATA, PATA, SCSI, IDE, and other interfaces.

Procedural steps to get back files from RAW partition:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on PC with RAW partition and install it
  • Run installed tool and click on “Partition Recovery” option from home screen of software
  • Select drive letter of RAW partition and click on “Next”
  • Software scans for file systems on selected partition and lists file systems on it
  • Select the one from which you want to restore data and click on “Next”
  • From next screen, select file types which you want to retrieve and click on “Next”
  • Software starts scanning selected partition for specified file types and displays the result in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Choose any recovered media file and click on “Preview” option to view it
  • Select files and folders which you want to restore on your computer and then click on “Next”
  • Browse a location on computer other than scanned RAW partition and click on “Save” option to save recovered files

Handy Tips:

  • Carry out format process on partitions of computer hard drive carefully and avoid consequences of partitions becoming RAW
  • Keep backup of your important data, so that you can retrieve it in emergencies like data loss, partition corruption or when partition turns RAW unexpectedly

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