Updated on April 4th, 2018
What’s RAW partition?
Usually partition takes NTFS, FAT32, FAT16, etc. as its file system, and file system is in charge of arranging files on partitions. File system creates a pointer to every saved file, telling system detail information about the saved file data, such as, location, size, type, name, etc. RAW is a sort of system error which can be caused by various reasons. When partition becomes RAW, it is inaccessible, which must have been troubled you, for example, partition of hard drive or removable drive can’t be opened and reports errors like “The disk in drive G is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?”
Common reasons that cause RAW partition:
- Partition Table Corruption
- Virus attack
- Hard drive bad sector
- Disconnect power supply when HDD is working
- Remove external HDD in an improper way
Raw partition recovery
The simplest way of making RAW partition normal to use is formatting the partition, which, however, will cause files lost. Therefore, if there are important files in the RAW partition, you need to recover files from RAW partition first.
Eassos Recovery offers a function “Recover Files From Partition” that is designed to do RAW partition recovery. This function is effective and time-saving, for it adopts improved data recovery algorithms and it is capable of listing files in two types: files with original structure and name and files classified by type. The whole RAW partition recovery process doesn’t require user have good command of computer skills.
How to recover files from RAW partition for free?
Eassos Recovery has wizard interface that guides you recover files from RAW partition step by step.
Step 1: Download, install and launch Eassos Recovery, and then select the data recovery mode “Recover Files From Partition”.
Step 2: Select the RAW partition and click “Next” to search for files.
Step 3: After scanning is finished, you can choose files you want to recover and then click “Next” button to save them to a safe place.