NTFS partition is reporting as RAW file system, can we use diskpart command to convert RAW to NTFS without data loss?
The answer is NO. Diskpart command can convert/format/change RAW to NTFS/FAT32 on partition, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, but it also deletes the data stored on hard drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card after converting/formatting RAW to NTFS/FAT32.
How to use diskpart command to convert/format RAW to NTFS/FAT32 without data loss?
Although diskpart command cannot format/convert RAW file system to NTFS/FAT32 without data loss, but we can recover data firstly before converting/formatting RAW file system to NTFS/FAT32 with diskpart command.
To recover data, we need to find a professional data recovery software. In this situation, M3 Data Recovery is highly recommended to recover data from RAW, formatted, inaccessible, corurpted, deleted or lost partition, etc. in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP.
In order to convert/format/fix RAW partition, hard drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card from to NTFS/FAT32 without losing data, please follow two steps:
Step 1: Recover data from RAW drive
1. Download, install and launch M3 Data Recovery on Windows computer.
2. Choose "Data Recovery" module on M3 Data Recovery home window.
3. Select RAW drive and click Next to continue.
4. After M3 Data Recovery finds lost data, please select the files you want to expect and click Recover to start recovery.
Step 2: Convert/Format/Change RAW file sytem to NTFS/FAT32 using diskpart command
After data recovery from RAW drive is successfully done, we can use diskpart command to convert/format RAW to NTFS/FAT32 on hard drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card like this:
1. Start -> Run -> Enter "diskpart.exe".
2. Type "list disk" command.
3. Type "select disk 0".
4. Type "list volume".
5. Type format fs=ntfs label=volume label quick and press Enter to execute the format. If you want to format the volume to FAT32 file system, you can type format fs=fat32 label=volume label quick.
When the format completes, you will see message showing "Diskpart successfully formatted the volume".
If diskpart command is difficult for us to understand and operate, please don't worry, we can use Windows built-in format tool or the 3rd-party RAW to NTFS converter/format tool to format RAW to NTFS/FAT32 file system after data recovery is successfully done, these tools are very simple to help us to convert/format RAW file system to NTFS, RAW to FAT32, FAT32 to NTFS, NTFS to FAT32 on hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, etc.
How to convert/change RAW to NTFS/FAT32 without diskpart command?
Besides data recovery, M3 Data Recovery provides another recovery module: RAW Drive Recovery to fix RAW partition or change/convert RAW back to NTFS/FAT32 file system. If the damage to file system is serious, there is no way to rebuild/repair corrupted file system, the only way is still data recovery.
Step 1: Download, install and launch M3 Data Recovery. After that, please select RAW Drive Recovery module.
Step 2: Select the RAW drive and then click Next to check and rebuild corrupted file.
Step 3: Check the files in RAW drive before converting/changing RAW back to NTFS/FAT32 file system.
Step 4: Click "Fix Drive" and then convert/change RAW to NTFS/FAT32 file system. After that, all your data will be back.
Besides converting RAW to NTFS, we can also use M3 Data Recovery to recover data from RAW drive, just switch to Data Recovery mode at the last step.