[Solved] The type of the file system is RAW, chkdsk is not available for RAW drives/USB/SD Card/external hard drive, how to recover/fix RAW drive?

Common scenarios of "chkdsk is not available for RAW drives"

Sometimes a damaged volume may lose its file system type. Various error messages may appear, most common being:
The volume X: is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?
The disk in drive X: is not formatted.
The volume does not contain a recognized file system
Drive X:\ not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
There was an error accessing drive X:. The disk is not formatted.

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.

 CHKDSK is not available for RAW drive

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?

M3 Data Recovery is a RAW drive recovery software which can solve "The type of the file system is RAW, chkdsk is not available for RAW drives" issue and change/convert RAW to NTFS/FAT32 without data loss or recover data from RAW drive.

Download M3 Data Recovery to solve "The type of the file system is RAW, chkdsk is not available for RAW drives" issue now.

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Step 1: Install and launch M3 Data Recovery. After that, please select RAW Drive Recovery module.

The type of the file system is RAW, chkdsk is not available for RAW drives

Step 2: Choose the RAW drive which reports "The type of the file system is RAW, chkdsk is not available for RAW drives" error.

The type of the file system is RAW, chkdsk is not available for RAW drives

Step 3: Click Next to scan the RAW drive you want to recover or fix RAW drive.

The type of the file system is RAW, chkdsk is not available for RAW drives

Step 4: After fixing RAW drive, please check the files in RAW drive before recovering.

The type of the file system is RAW, chkdsk is not available for RAW drives

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.

The type of the file system is RAW, chkdsk is not available for RAW drives

Of course, you can also switch to data recovery mode and recover data from RAW drive with M3 Data Recovery.

Besides solving RAW drive issue, M3 Data Recovery can also fix USB flash drive not formatted, SD card not formatted, memory card not formatted, external hard drive not formatted issue and recover data from RAW external hard drive, RAW USB flash drive, RAW memory card, RAW SD card, etc.

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