How to convert RAW filesystem to NTFS without losing data in Windows 10/8/7/XP?
Hello, how to convert file system RAW to NTFS? My hard drive has changed file system to RAW and now it show the cd drive icon and there is no option for format.
There are two places where store file system information: the MBR partition table and volume boot sector(DBR). When the file system information provided on these 2 sectors of disk is corrupted you may encounter such errors reported by Windows:
Chkdsk is not available for raw drives.
Drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now?
Drive X:\ not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
RAW is not regular file system type, usually the file system is FAT32, NTFS, etc. Luckly, there is a RAW file system recovery tool called M3 Data Recovery which can change file system RAW to NTFS without data loss. With M3 Data Recovery, you can easily chnage/convert RAW file system to NTFS without losing data and recover data from RAW file system drive.
Tips: Don't format the RAW drive before changing RAW file system to NTFS, otherwise, you will lose the data.
Change RAW file system to NTFS with RAW file system recovery software: M3 Data Recovery
Step 1: Download, install and launch M3 Data Recovery. After that, please choose RAW Drive Recovery module on home window.
Step 2: Select RAW file system drive and then click Next to scan the RAW drive..
Step 3: Explore the files in RAW drive before you change file system to NTFS.
Step 4: Click "Fix Drive" and then change RAW file system to NTFS.
It will take you several minutes to change RAW file system to NTFS. After that, you get all your data back, nothing lose. If RAW file system cannot be fixed, please switch to Data Recovery mode and then recover data from RAW file system drive. After data recovery from RAW file system is successfully done, please try to reformat it, the RAW file system drive will be working again after the format completes.