Can diskpart command convert/format/change/fix RAW drive/USB/SD card to NTFS/FAT32 without data loss?

Posted by Admin to RAW to NTFS on March 19th, 2015

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 hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, flash drive, SD card, memory card in Windows 10/8/7/XP, but it also deletes the data stored on hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, flash drive, SD card, memory card after converting RAW to NTFS/FAT32.

How to use diskpart command to convert/format RAW to NTFS without data loss?

Although diskpart command cannot format/convert RAW to NTFS without data loss, but we can recover data from RAW drive firstly before converting/formatting to NTFS 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/XP.

In order to convert/format/fix RAW partition to NTFS/FAT32 without losing data, please follow two steps:

Step 1: Download, install and launch M3 Data Recovery on Windows computer.

Step 2: Choose "Data Recovery" module on M3 Data Recovery home window.

Free RAW drive data recovery software

Step 3: Select RAW drive and click Next to continue.

Scan the lost data from RAW drive

Step 4: After M3 Data Recovery finds lost data, please select the files you want to expect and click Recover to start recovery.

Recover data from RAW drive

Step 5: 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.

Step 6: Start -> Run -> Enter "diskpart.exe".

Step 7: Type "list disk" command.

Step 8: Type "select disk 0".

Step 9: Type "list volume".

Step 10: 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/FAT32 on hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, etc.

How to convert 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.

RAW to NTFS converter software

Step 2: Select the RAW drive and then click Next to check and rebuild corrupted file.

How to convert RAW to NTFS without diskpart

Step 3: Check the files in RAW drive before converting/changing RAW back to NTFS/FAT32 file system.

Convert RAW to NTFS without diskpart command

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

Fix RAW partition without diskpart command

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.