Data Recovery for RAW Drive on Windows 10/8/7

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Carlos

updated on 2019-10-21 to Data Recovery

What is RAW file system on Windows 10/8/7?

As Windows 10/8/7 users, you may sometimes see the drive just become RAW and then it's not able to access the drive anymore. As the following picture showing up, you may find the file system of the drive is RAW and it indicates the 100% space is free. Normally, it's not correct. If a working drive on Windows 10/8/7 suddenly becomes RAW, the used space always still contains files on the drive but you are not able to read or extract the files directly in Windows explorer. Therefore, we can say a raw file system on Windows 10/8/7 is a corrupted file system.

RAW recovery on Windows 10/8/7

Why the file system became RAW on Windows 10/8/7? Actually, many penitential issues lead to a normal working file system to RAW, for example:

  • File system on Windows 10/8/7 is damaged. If there were some logical or based sectors on the drive, it would cause the file system damaged and then become RAW.
  • Virus attack to file system on Windows 10/8/7. Some viruses may intend to damage some parts of file system and lead to RAW file system.
  • Remove external drive directly without ejection. If the drive is reading or writing data on Windows 10/8/7, the file system would be damaged once you unplug the drive directly.
  • File system corruption caused by power surge. Lightning, circuit failure, suddenly power off or other issues would cause power surge and damage the device or file system on Windows 10/8/7.
  • Drive/device failure that causes file system become RAW. Sometimes, if a drive/device is overused for many years, it may stop working and the cause file system becomes RAW on Windows 10/8/7.

Is there an effective solution for RAW recovery on Windows 10/8/7?

Yes, there is. As aforementioned, the files should still be there on the drive even a drive becomes RAW on Windows 10/8/7. It's not able to access the drive directly in Windows explorer, but there is some other professional data recovery software that can help you access the RAW drive and perform RAW recovery on Windows 10/8/7.

Here we will show you the best software for RAW recovery on Windows 10/8/7 – TogetherShare Data Recovery. It's the most popular data recovery software for Windows 10/8/7 users. You can download it here.

It can help you scan and analyze the file system of the RAW drive directly. Then the software will do the best to help you extract the lost files from RAW drive on Windows 10/8/7 in different ways. First, it can check and find the files based on the file system to find the lost data with original folders/names as more as possible. Second, if some part of the file system is badly damaged, the software can still try to extract the files with RAW data recovery method. With this method, you are able to find the lost files by types even the file system is totally corrupted.

How to accomplish RAW recovery on Windows 10/8/7 step by step?

The software offers a very simple and user-friendly interface. Windows users can do RAW recovery on Windows 10/8/7 easily with this software. You can just follow the short 3-step guide below to recover data from RAW drive on Windows 10/8/7.

Step 1. Select the RAW drive.

Install and run the data recovery software for Windows 10/8/7, then select the RAW drive to scan.

RAW recovery on Windows 10/8/7

Step 2. Scan the RAW drive.

At this step, the software will automatically scan and analyze the RAW drive to extract lost data for you.

RAW recovery on Windows 10/8/7

Step 3. Preview and recover data.

After scanning, you can simply preview the found files first, and then only select the wanted files to recover.

RAW recovery on Windows 10/8/7

Data loss may happen because of a variety of reasons on Windows 10/8/7. You may delete files by mistake, format a drive by accidental, lost files after system update or other issues. Don't worry, this Windows data recovery software can help you regain the lost files without problem. Just download it and have a try.