Sometimes when we try to access data from a drive/partition or storage media, we may see a popup dialogue box which shows a message like ' The disk in drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now ? '. In such situation, the file system is shown as ' RAW ' and the disk space also becomes 0 byte when we check the drive property. What's more, to our desperate, our important files are gone although we did not delete or format them. Then where did our files go? Can we do Raw recovery to get back our files? In this situation, Raw recovery is still possible with Raw file recovery software to get back lost files.
What's raw file rystem?
Since our files get lost due to RAW file system, what is RAW file system? RAW file system is not a regular file system in operating system. As we know the regular file system of Windows is FAT (FAT16, FAT32) or NTFS/ NTFS5. RAW file system is a system error which presents a problem of our computers and makes our files inaccessible. SD card can become RAW and not readable in computer, external hard drive can become RAW if we insert it to PC and any other storage media has the possibility to fell into RAW file system problems.
Reasons for raw file rystem
When the hard drive is shown as RAW, it may have the following possible (but not all) error symptoms:
» ' Disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? '
» ' Invalid media type reading drive.' Error message
» ' Sector not found ' error message while accessing any file.
» File names contains strange characters.
» File system is displayed as ' RAW'
Method of raw file recovery
In such situations, Raw data recovery is possible. We need to opt for Raw data recovery software. Here, RAW recovery doesn't mean recovering partition or file system itself, but recovering files from RAW partition/ file system. Wondershare Data Recovery can effectively and safely perform Raw file recovery to recover lost files from RAW file system. If you area Mac user, you can try the Data Recovery for Mac, which can do the same.
Tips: DO NOT install Wondershare Data Recovery to the same partition where you lost data for avoiding overwriting original data.
Raw Recovery of Wondershare Data Recovery
» Compatible with Windows 7/Vista/2000/XP
» Compatible with FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS file system.
» Compatible with hard drives, USB drives, memory cards, SD cards, and other storage media
» Recover not only documents, but also photos, videos and music files.
» Deep scan can recover all lost data that cannot be recovered even found by other recovery tools.
» Help you find target files in short time to perform precise Raw recovery
» Enjoy Raw recovery and evaluate the recovery quality in advance.