The keys to fix RAW drive and recover data from RAW partition

As a professional RAW drive data recovery software, M3 RAW Drive Recovery uses "Rebuild/Repair file system" method to fix RAW drive back to NTFS, FAT32, exFAT without data loss.

If the damage to file system is serious, the only way is to recover data from RAW partition, so not every RAW drive can be fixed. RAW drive fix depends upon the specific environment, but the data can be recovered as long as the RAW drive is not physically damaged.

Three preconditions using M3 RAW Drive Recovery software:

1. RAW drive has important data: If RAW drive doesn't have important data, just reformat the RAW drive to NTFS, FAT32 or exFAT and make it working.

2. RAW drive is not encrypted: If RAW drive has been BitLocker encrypted, try M3 BitLocker Recovery to recover data from BitLocker encrypted drive.

3. RAW drive is not not physically damaged: If RAW drive has been physically failed, send the RAW storage device to a local specialist for data recovery help.

Two results for RAW drive using M3 RAW Drive Recovery software:

1. RAW drive can be fixed back to NTFS, FAT32 or exFAT file system.

2. RAW drive cannot be fixed but can recover data - After ensuring all recovered files can be opened, just reformat RAW drive to the working state.

Solution 1: Fix RAW drive without formatting

RAW drive recovery is a process of fixing the corrupted file system by rebuilding DBR, FAT, MFT, etc. so that RAW partition can be accessible again and then get all data back.

M3 RAW Drive Recovery software provides a quick way to fix RAW drive by converting RAW to NTFS without formatting and data loss, but if the damage to file system is serious, the only way still is RAW drive data recovery.

Step 1: Download and install M3 RAW Drive Recovery software on your Windows computer.

Step 2: Connect RAW hard drive to your Windows computer.

Step 3: Launch M3 RAW Drive Recovery.

RAW drive recovery software

Step 4: Select RAW partition and click Next to scan.

Select RAW partition to scan with M3 RAW Drive Recovery

Step 5: After the scan completes, check/preview the found files. If there are some files missing, try deep scan option of Data Recovery module in M3 Data Recovery.

Preview files in M3 RAW Drive Recovery

Step 6: Click "Fix Drive" to fix RAW drive.

Fix RAW drive with M3 RAW Drive Recovery

If the RAW drive is still inaccessible after fixing, restart your computer and try M3 RAW Drive Recovery again. If still not, run chkdsk /f for this drive.

If RAW drive cannot be fixed at last, switch to Data Recovery mode and then recover data from RAW drive.

Solution 2: Fix RAW drive without data loss

Data Recovery module built-in M3 Data Recovery software is used to recover data from RAW partition, RAW hard drive, RAW USB drive, RAW SD card, etc. in Windows 10/8/7/XP and Windows Server.

Step 1: Download and install M3 Data Recovery software on your Windows computer.

Step 2: Connect RAW hard drive to your Windows computer.

Step 3: Launch M3 Data Recovery and choose Data Recovery module.

Data recovery software

Step 4: Select RAW partition and click Next to scan.

Scan data from RAW partition

Step 5: After the scan completes, please check/preview the found files or select Save session option from Help menu to save the scan result for continuous recovery next time. If there are some files missing, check "deep scan" option and scan again.

RAW drive data recovery

Step 6: After data recovery is successfully done from RAW parititon, just reformat RAW drive to the working state.

Solution 3: Fix RAW drive by reformatting

If there is no important data in the RAW drive, just reformat RAW drive to NTFS, FAT32 or exFAT with the format tool.

If Windows is unable to format the RAW drive, you have to find the professional format tool (Such as low-level format tool) to reformat RAW partition.

Solution 4: Fix RAW drive by a local specialist

If the RAW storage device has a hardware issue, or the data is not found by M3 RAW Drive Recovery software or any other data recovery software, send RAW storage device to a local specialist for data recovery help.

How to avoid RAW drive again?

Safely eject external drive: The most common cause of external drive suddenly becoming RAW is disconnecting external drive from a computer without using the "Safely Remove Hardware" option, so always use "Safely remove hardware" to safely eject external drive.

Back up important data: Data backup is the best way to prevent data loss.

Use the advanced file system: In the same situation, data recovery from NTFS file system is easier than exFAT/FAT32. Because of exFAT/FAT32 file system its own properties, the disk space stored large files (Such as videos) is not continuous so that the recovered large files cannot be opened, so NTFS file system is the best choice when storing large files.

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