[Solved] Does command prompt convert RAW to NTFS/FAT32 without data loss?

Posted by Admin to RAW to NTFS on April 27th, 2015

I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate OS. While starting Windows I am getting CHKDSK D Drive. Even in my computer also, when Ii want to use drive D, it is preventing saying :" Disk D Drive is not accessible. the drive or directory is corrupted and unreadable" I performed chekdsk by using command prompt, it also shows disk is not readable. When I go to disk management to know the type of file system shows file system of Drive D is of type RAW. I searched in internet says that it is better to convert RAW to NTFS. I know there is command line convert FAT to NTFS, is there RAW to NTFS convert command line?

RAW file system is not really a type of file system but presents a problem of your drive or partition. We know file system often used like NTFS/NTFS5, FAT16/FAT32. So what is RAW file system? Just a system error that makes your partition become RAW and you cannot access files there without RAW drive recovery software.

Solution 1: Convert RAW to NTFS using 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 a 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 situtions, chkdsk cannot fix the errors in RAW drive, so please try next solutions

Solutin 2: Convert RAW to NTFS using RAW drive recovery software

M3 Data Recovery is a professional data recovery software which provides RAW Drive Recovery module. With it, we can easily chnage/convert RAW to NTFS/FAT32 without command line, recover deleted files, recover data from formatted drive, recover data from RAW drive, recover data from deleted/lost partition, recover data from Bitlocker encrypted drive, etc.

Tutorial to convert RAW to NTFS using RAW drive recovery software

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

RAW drive recovery software

Choose the RAW drive you want to convert to NTFS.

Step 2: Click Next to scan the RAW drive you want to convert to NTFS.

RAW to NTFS convert command prompt

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

Convert RAW to NTFS

Step 4: Click "Fix Drive" and then convert RAW to NTFS.

After we fix it, the RAW drive will become NTFS file system and then you can store the files again on it.

Solution 3: Recover data from RAW drive with M3 Data Recovery

In some situations, the file system of RAW drive is seriously damaged, RAW drive cannot be converted to NTFS, so data recovery is the only way.

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

Step 2: Connect the RAW drive to your computer as slave drive and then launch M3 Data Recovery.

Step 3: Choose "Data Recovery" module.

Step 4: Select the RAW drive and click Next to scan the lost data.

Scan data from RAW drive

Step 5: Check the found files in RAW drive.

Recover data from RAW drive

Step 6: Choose the files you expect and then recover data from RAW drive.

Step 7: After data recovery is successfully done, reformat RAW drive to NTFS with Windows built-in format tool.

Solution 4: Convert RAW drive to NTFS by reformatting

If there is no important data in RAW drive, format is the best choice, just right click RAW drive in My Computer (This PC) or Disk Management and then select "Format..." to reformat it or reformat RAW drive using diskpart command as below.

Step 1: Go to the start menu, type in "cmd" in a search bar.

Step 2: Right click cmd.exe and choose "Run as Administrator".

Step 3: Type diskpart to open the diskpart command prompt.

Step 4: Type list volume, press Enter, all the volume will be list.

Step 5: Type select volume n, press Enter, the volume you want to format will be selected.

Step 6: Type "format fs=ntfs quick" and press Enter. After format completes, the RAW drive will be NTFS.