How to convert RAW to NTFS in Windows 10 without data loss?
Upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8. After upgrade, drive D was partitioned and indicates RAW file system. drive C appears Ok. Is there any way to convert RAW to NTFS without formatting Windows 10? Why would Windows 10 change the status of drive D?
Solution 1: Convert RAW to NTFS with CMD
Chkdsk is a Windows utility that can check the integrity of the hard disk and can fix various file system errors.
Step 1: Go to the start menu, type in "cmd" in the search bar.
Step 2: Right click cmd.exe and choose "Run as Administrator".
Step 3: Type "chkdsk X: (the drive letter) /f" in the command window to fix RAW drive.
In some situations, chkdsk cannot convert RAW to NTFS in Windows 10 and reports "The type of the file system is RAW, chkdsk is not available for RAW drives", so please try other solutions as below.
Solution 2: Convert RAW to NTFS in Windows 10 with RAW to NTFS covnerter
RAW to NTFS converter software: M3 Data Recovery is the professional RAW drive data recovery software which can convert RAW to NTFS without data loss in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP and Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003 and recover data from RAW drive.
Step 1: Download and install M3 Data Recovery on your Windows 10 computer. After installing, launch M3 Data Recovery and choose RAW Drive Recovery module in home window.
Step 2: Select the RAW drive and click Next to scan the RAW drive.
Step 3: Check the files in RAW drive before you convert RAW to NTFS without data loss.
Step 4: Click "Fix Drive" and then change/convert RAW to NTFS without losing data in Windows 10.
In some situations, RAW drive cannot be fixed to NTFS, please recover data from RAW drive with M3 Data Recovery. After data recovery is successfully done, please convert RAW to NTFS be reformatting in Windows 10.
Solution 3: Convert RAW to NTFS with Disk Management
Step 1: Right click My Computer (or This PC), select Manage, storage and then select Disk Management.
Step 2: Right click RAW drive in Disk Management.
Step 2: Select "Format...".
Step 3: Select NTFS file system and then set other information (Allocation unit size, volume label, format options) about format
Step 5: Click Start to convert RAW to NTFS in Windows 10.
In some situations, Windows is unable to convert RAW to NTFS, so please try diskpart command as below.
Solution 4: Convert RAW to NTFS with diskpart command
Step 1: Go to the start menu, type diskpart in the search bar.
Step 2: Right click diskpart and choose "Run as Administrator".
Step 3: Type list disk
Step 4: Type select disk x (x is the hard disk number of the RAW drive)
Step 5: Type list partition
Step 6: Type select partition x (x is the partition number)
Step 7: Type format fs=ntfs quick, it will do a quick format and convert RAW to NTFS.
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