Thursday, October 17, 2013

How to Change RAW Hard Drive to NTFS or FAT32 without Formatting?

Why Does Hard Drive Change File System from NTFS or FAT32 to RAW?
A hard drive is usually divided into several partitions on computer, which makes it convenient for computer users to store data. When users save data to different partitions, they can easily find out the files they want. Usually, those partitions are shown as NTFS or FAT32 file type. However, the partition might be changed to RAW file system due to some causes. Do you know why a partition changes its file type from NTFS or FAT32 to RAW?

There is no certain reason for a hard drive changes file system to RAW. For example, if the hard drive has bad sectors, it may lead the partition to be shown as RAW drive. Apart from bad sectors, if the hard drive is attacked by spyware or virus, it can also cause the partition to change its file type to RAW. When a hard drive or computer has other problem, the partition may also show RAW file system. 

Recover Files from RAW Drive First of All
When hard drive has been changed from NTFS or FAT32 to RAW, the first thing you need to do is not to format the RAW drive. The most important thing for you is to recover files from the RAW drive. Do you feel it difficult to recover data from a RAW drive? If you feel it hard, absolutely you don’t find the correct method. If you want to copy or transfer files from the hard disk drive as usual, of course you cannot copy any file. You should use RAW recovery software to perform a data recovery to get data off the RAW hard drive. RAW recovery software is freeware for users to retrieve files from raw drive.

Download the Following Software to Recover Data
#1 Data Recovery
Software to restore data off usb drive, memory card, pen drive, hard disk, external drive etc.

How to use: best disk recovery software for step by step guide

#2 Data Recovery Software
Another chance for you to recover data from disk, card, external etc.   
How to use: Windows data recovery steps

#3 Data Recovery for Card USB - recover data from card/usb

How to use: memory card recovery tutorials 

Change RAW Hard Drive to NTFS or FAT32
Since files inside the hard drive have been moved by using RAW recovery software, you can format the hard drive to change its file type immediately now. Usually, you can format the hard drive easily without any tool, unless the hard drive is destroyed or has other unknown problems. If so, you can use format tool to format the hard drive and change RAW to NTFS or FAT32. Besides, if the hard drive is infected with virus, you had better run anti-virus software to remove virus from the computer completely.

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