Recovering RAW Partition Data from Windows 7

“I use to save all vital information regarding my office work in D drive of Windows 7 PC. Unfortunately I cannot access any of the files present in D drive as it turned RAW. Also, I am getting a warning message stating that 'D drive have to be formatted'. My mind is blank about this error and I am in need of relevant suggestion to recover files from it. Please help me!!!”

A partition is generally used to store data on Windows 7 computer by making users’ life more easy and convenient. However, partition used in its native is made without existing file system and it is called as RAW. Sometimes when you access the drive and if file system is absent on any partition (local drive) then user may get notice to format the partition. Moreover, RAW partition error doesn't happen always but exists indeed. It usually occurs when Windows 7 partition is damaged, few errors are listed below:

  • File system displayed as “RAW”
  • “Invalid media type reading drive. Abort, Retry, Fail?”
  • “Sector not found” message
  • File name contains “weird” characters

The Windows 7 drive with RAW file system is unreadable. That is, when user accidentally encounter any of the above mentioned issues then it will not allow to access the partition. This puts user in very big dilemma by thinking how to retrieve data from Windows 7 RAW partition? Or will just give up your files and format the partition? In this case, no need to worry about RAW partition because user can use any reliable partition recovery software to easily fix the error very soon.

Salient features of Yodot Hard Drive Recovery:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is outstanding software to retrieve data from Windows 7 RAW partition. It is engineered to restore docs, Excel sheets, PDF, presentation files, generic media files, compressed files and other file types. Addition to RAW partition, it has recovery algorithm that scans and recovers files from formatted, reformatted or corrupted partition. This tool is compatible to recover data from various storage devices such as internal hard drive, memory card, flash drives, SSD drives, removable hard drives, etc. It can efficiently retrieve data from system hard drives having many interfaces like ATA, IDE, SATA, SCSI, PATA, etc. This app helps you to regain files from storage media drive deleted or formatted with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExFAT file system. Along with Windows 7, this product supports to recover files from Windows XP, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating system. In demo version of Yodot Hard Drive recovery, the user can know every steps that have to be followed to restore data.

Steps to use Yodot Hard Drive Recovery product:

  • Download Hard disk recovery tool on Windows 7 PC and install it
  • Now launch the software and main screen will display two options like ‘Partition Recovery’ and ‘Formatted / Reformatted Recovery’
  • In that opt for ‘partition Recovery’ option and go further
  • Now select drive which represents the RAW partition from Windows 7 desktop
  • Choose required file types that you want to retrieve or by default all file types will be selected
  • Now allow the tool to initiate scanning process and wait till it gets over
  • After finishing the scanning process, you can view restored files either in 'Data View' or 'File Type View'
  • Finally use 'Save Recovery Session' option to save scanning information that can be used to resume scanning process after purchase of product
  • Then, save retrieved data in desired destination location


  • Take back up of important files in multiple external storage device on regular basis
  • After losing data from partition do not save any new information on it to avoid overwriting

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