Does TestDisk convert RAW to NTFS, repair RAW partition?

Posted by Tim to RAW to NTFS on September 14th, 2020

Is it possible to convert/format/change/repair/fix RAW to NTFS with TestDisk on partition, hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card without data loss in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP? How to recover/rescue/retrieve data from RAW partition, hard drive, external hard drive, pen drive, memory stick, USB stick, flash drive, SD card, memory card, etc. using TestDisk?

TestDisk is a powerful free data recovery software. It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.

Does TestDisk convert RAW drive to NTFS or FAT32 without data loss?

The answer is YES, but it is hard to do RAW partition recovery using TestDisk. When the boot sector of the NTFS pr FAT32 partition is damaged, TestDisk can repair the damaged volume and then convert RAW to NTFS or FAT32. However, TestDisk is a command line utiliy and doesn't provide user interface. If you don't have the technical knowledge, it will be a time-consuming job to repair RAW partition using TestDisk. But there is a TestDisk alternative tool: M3 Data Recovery.

Compared with TestDisk, M3 Data Recovery provides the easy-to-use UI makes operations very simple, don't require technical knowledge, it just needs 3 steps to do RAW partition recovery.

Tutorial to fix RAW drive to NTFS or FAT32 without data loss using M3 Data Recovery

Step 1: Download, install and launch M3 Data Recovery on your computer. After that, please choose RAW Drive Recovery module

RAW to NTFS/FAT32 converter software

Step 2: Choose the RAW file system drive (M3 Data Recovery shows it as unknown file system) and click Next to scan the RAW drive you want to convert to NTFS or FAT32.

Scan RAW drive

Step 3: Check the files in RAW drive before you convert it to NTFS/FAT32.

Convert RAW to NTFS/FAT32 TestDisk

Step 4: Click "Fix Drive" and then convert RAW to NTFS/FAT32 file system. After that, all your data will be back.

Convert RAW to NTFS/FAT32

If RAW drive cannot be fixed back to NTFS/FAT32, please switch to Data Recovery mode and then recover lost data from RAW drive.

Does TestDisk recover data from RAW partition, hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, etc.?

The answer is YES. As a free data recovery software, TestDisk is able to help recover lost partition data. However, TestDisk is a command line utiliy and doesn't provide user interface, it could be really difficult for most of people to operate. Hence, in order to recover/rescue/retrieve files from raw partition, hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, etc., please try a professional RAW drive data recovery software: M3 Data Recovery.

Tutorial to recover data from RAW drive with M3 Data Recovery

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

Step 2: And then run M3 Data Recovery Free.

Step 3: Choose the Data Recovery module.

Free RAW drive data recovery software

Step 4: Choose RAW drive/partition and click Next to scan, All files will be found in minutes.

Scan RAW partition with M3 Data Recovery

Step 5: Select the files you want to recover from RAW drive and then save them.

Recover lost data from RAW drive

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