RAW is file system error
File system is one of the main elements of all operating system like Windows, Mac and Linux. It is used to manage files and folders and file directories on hard drive and other storage devices. It is easy to get corrupted, rendering all partitions and making partitions inaccessible. What’s worse, system on computer may fail to boot and all data on the hard drive becomes inaccessible too.
RAW is not normal file system and it is the result of file system error. This can be caused by a series of reasons such as virus infection, format failure, unexpected power failure, improper system shut down, bad sectors and so on.
RAW drive partition causes data loss
When partition turns RAW, it can’t be recognized by Windows operating system, and files in the partition will be lost. File loss may breaks the heart of data owner. Apart from hard drive partition, this RAW problem also happens to USB flash drive, memory card, TF card, external hard drive, SD card, etc.
Information you can get when partition becomes RAW
Since there is no correct file system on the problem partition, then it will report message when you try to open it.
Normal partitions uses NTFS or FAT as its file system, and corrupted partition is RAW in Disk Management:
Windows may ask you to format the drive, giving warnings such as “Disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?”
You may get the error “Sector not found”, since system can’t identify RAW.
The properties of the partition or drive often shows as 0 bytes, as the screenshot below:
How to recover files from RAW drive partition with file recovery software
Eassos Recovery is powerful file recovery software. It can perform file recovery and partition recovery from healthy hard drive as well as corrupted hard drives. Also, it is able to recover deleted, formatted, crashed data from various storage media.
First and foremost, free download Eassos Recovery and install it properly.
Step 1. Run the program and you’ll see its main interface. Click the button “Recover Files From Partition” and then enter next step.
Step 2. Choose the problem partition by clicking its icon on the software and then click “Next” to start scanning.
Step 3. After file scanning is done, you can see all recoverable files listed by the program. Before actual recovery, you can preview files before RAW drive recovery and then get to know the possibility of successful recovery.
Step 4. Select files you want to recover and click “Next” to complete recovery. (Note: these recovered files should be placed in other location which is different from the original path.)