External hard drive shows 0 bytes space with RAW file system, how to fix external HDD 0 bytes issue and recover data?

I could not access/open my Western 1TB external hard drive. This pop-up would say "External hard drive is not accessible. Access is denied". When I check the drive properties and external hard drive shows 0 bytes used space and free space, the file system is RAW, how do I solve this external hard drive 0 bytes space, not accessible problem and get my data back?

External hard drive shows 0 bytes used space and free space, RAW file system

Various reasons cause external hard drive 0 bytes space, RAW file system:

  • Virus attack
  • Virus attack
  • Power failure for powered hard drive
  • Plug out external hard drive in an improper way
  • File system is corrupted, such as DBR, MFT or FAT.

When encountering external hard drive 0 bytes space, we cannot access the exernal hard drive and data stored in it any more. Sometimes, Windows would prompt "External hard drive not formatted, do you want to format it now?" when accessing it, if we click "Yes" button, we will lose the data; if we click "No" button, we cannot access the data stored in it, how to fix external hard drive 0 bytes space or recover data from RAW external hard drive?

Luckily, M3 Data Recovery is the professional data recovery software which is released to solve "External hard drive shows 0 bytes space" issue and recover data from RAW external hard drive, RAW USB flash drive, RAW hard drive, RAW SD card, RAW memory card, etc. under Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2012/2008/2003.

Fix external hard drive 0 bytes space issue, recover data from RAW external HDD

M3 Data Recovery provides two modules to solve external hard drive 0 bytes space issue as long as the external hard drive is not physically damaged:
Module 1: RAW Drive Recovery module is used to fix external hard drive 0 bytes space issue and convert RAW external hard drive to NTFS/FAT32 without data loss.
Module 2: Data Recovery module is used to recover data from external hard drive showing 0 bytes space and RAW file system.

Tutorial to fix external hard drive 0 bytes space, RAW file system issue

Step 1: Connect the external hard drive which showing 0 bytes space to your computer.

Step 2: Install and launch M3 Data Recovery. After choosing RAW Drive Recovery module, please select the external hard drive which showing 0 bytes space.

Fix external hard drive 0 bytes space issue

Step 2: Click Next to scan the external hard drive which showing 0 bytes space.

Fix external hard drive 0 bytes space issue

Step 3: Check the files in the external hard drive which showing 0 bytes space.

Fix external hard drive 0 bytes space issue

Step 4: Click "Fix Drive" to fix/repair the external hard drive which showing 0 bytes space. If the external hard drive cannot be fixed, please switch to Data Recovery mode and then recover data from external hard drive which showing 0 bytes space.

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