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How to Recover Files from a RAW Drive?

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How to recover data from a RAW drive?

Some of you might not know what a RAW drive is. The drive is said to be RAW if the file system of the drive is not defined. The drives on the hard drive of the computer or the drives of the external storage devices can become RAW. Before everything, you should know that the file system keeps the files in order on the drives. The operations on the files saved on the drive are defined by the file system. The Operating System refers to the file system of the drives for the operations on it. If the file system becomes RAW, the OS fails to recognize the drive and mount it on the user interface.

It will be a shock of your life when your drive with huge data goes inaccessible. It happened to you, this time when you get to know that the drive which you are trying to access is RAW. It means the drive has failed and you need to replace it. The drive was an external hard drive which had huge data in it which you had stored lots of important data from years. There will be lots of questions now popping out of your mind. Do you have to forget about the files which you had stored in it? Isn’t there a way out to recover data from a RAW drive? There is a way out to get back your data from the RAW hard drives. There is number of the software available for recovering files from the RAW drives which you can use. The Drive Data Recovery software helps the recovery of RAW drive files efficiently.

Scenarios in which the drive becomes RAW:

Sudden system reboots: The system reboots suddenly if the Operating System malfunctions, frequent power outages, etc. In such situations, there are chances of the file system of the drive getting corrupted and the drive will become RAW. The data from the RAW drive can be recovered using the drive data recovery software.

Partition table corruption: The information about the file system is stored in partition table. If the partition table is corrupted then the drive becomes RAW. The file system of the drive is unrecognizable by the Operating System. You will lose all your data if you do not recover the drive files on the drive. You can recover data from the RAW drive using the drive data recovery software.

MBR corruption: MBR is the part of the hard drive which has Master boot code. The Operating Systems refer the Master boot code to get the information of the logical drives on the computer. You will lose the access to the data on the drive if MBR is corrupted. The drive is said to be RAW if it is not recognized by the OS. In such a situation, you can recover the data from a RAW drive using the recovery software.

External drive corruption: The external drive may get corrupted when it is not used properly. The file system of the external drive will get corrupted. The external drive if get connected to the computer to access the files in it then you will get format error. The message, the drive is not formatted; do you want to format now? This error occurs when the drive becomes RAW. You can recover data from it using the recovery software.

Important features of the Drive Data Recovery software:

The Drive Data Recovery software recovers data from a RAW drive. The software can perform formatted hard disk data recovery effectively. The software supports the recovery of up to 300 file types. You can edit the file types on the list of the software to add the file types missing in the list. You can even recover data from formatted flash drive, memory card, external hard drive, hard drive, etc. storage drives using the software. The software is capable of recovering special photo files generated by the digital cameras, i.e., the RAW pictures. The software supports data recovery from different brands of special memory cards used in digital cameras. Hence, you can recover pictures from accidentally formatted SDHC card of Transcend, Sony, Kingston, SanDisk etc. Apart from this, you can make use of this advanced utility to undeleted data after formatting different logical drives like C, D, E etc from the hard disk.

Note: Moreover, you can employ this easy to use the toolkit to retrieve data from a formatted CF card on Mac-based desktop running on the latest versions of Mac OS X Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Yosemite, Mavericks, El Capitan, Sierra etc.

Steps to recover files from the RAW drives using Drive Data Recovery software:

Step 1: Download the Drive Data Recovery software and launch it on the computer. Select “Recover Partitions/Drives” option on the main screen of the software.

Recover Files from Quick Formatted HDD - Main Screen

Step 2: Select the "Partition Recovery" option from the next screen of the software. Then select the hard drive and click "Next" button to initiate the scanning process.

Recover Files from Quick Formatted HDD - Select Hard Disk Drive

Step 3: After scanning, the result will be displayed in "File Type View" and "Data View" by the software. Preview the files an recover those on the computer.

Recover Files from Quick Formatted HDD - Preview Recovered Data

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