When you attempt to run chkdsk on RAW drive, you would receive the following error message: The type of the file system is RAW. Chkdsk is not available for RAW drives or Convert is not available for RAW drives, chkdsk reports RAW file system.
Anyway, what is wrong with the drive? There are so many important files stored on it, and a chkdsk tool will complain that it is unable to perform a RAW file system recovery; how can I recover RAW drive when chkdsk is not available for RAW drives?
How to recover/fix RAW drive when chkdsk is not available for RAW drives?
Solution 1: Recover/fix RAW drive with M3 Data Recovery
Step 1: Install and launch M3 Data Recovery. After that, please select RAW Drive Recovery module.
Step 2: Choose the RAW drive which reports "The type of the file system is RAW, chkdsk is not available for RAW drives" error.
Step 3: Click Next to scan the RAW drive you want to recover or fix.
Step 4: After fixing RAW drive, please check the files in RAW drive before recovering.
Step 5: Click "Fix Drive" to solve "The type of the file system is RAW, chkdsk is not available for RAW drives", you will see RAW drive will become NTFS/FAT32 file system and you can acess data in it as normal.