How to repair RAW hard disk and change RAW file system to NTFS? My external hard disk has changed the type to RAW and now it show the cd drive icon and there is no option for format.
A RAW file system simply means that it is a file system that is not recognized by Windows. Therefore all the available file system drivers are unable to mount the file system as a drive. This often happens when the records determining the file system type or location on the disk are damaged or corrupted, usually the partition table or the boot sector.
Since Windows sees no file system in the partition, it prompts you to format it in order to create a file system on it. Don't format it.
Tutorial to repair RAW external hard disk and recover lost data
Step 1: Connect RAW external hard disk to your Windows computer.
Step 2: Download, install and launch M3 RAW Drive Recovery on your computer.
Step 3: Choose the RAW external hard disk on M3 RAW Drive Recovery home window.
Step 2: Click Next to scan the RAW external hard disk which you want to repair.
Step 3: Check the files in RAW external hard disk before you repair.
Step 4: Click "Fix Drive" to repair RAW external hard disk and get data back.
Repairing RAW external hard disk will be completed in several minitues. M3 RAW Drive Recovery also provides quick way to recover data from RAW hard drive, faster than competitors. If RAW external hard disk cannot be fixed, please switch to Data Recovery mode and then recover data from RAW drive.