How to Recover Data from Raw Hard Drive
Can I Recover Data from Raw External Hard Drive?
Dear editor, today when I tried to open my external hard drive, I could not access it. I got a message said “The disk in drive H: is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?” The problem is I cannot format it. I have lots of important files on it. I know my external hard drive is a raw drive now. Is there any way that I can retrieve data from raw hard drive? Thanks.
Raw hard drive usually means that there is no file system on that hard drive. This happens mostly because of system error, improper operation or virus attack. Formatting it can usually solve the problem. But hard drive formatting may take all data on that hard drive off. This is the reason why you need a Raw hard drive data recovery program, which will bring back all data from your Raw disk.
Wondershare Data Recovery, or Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac is the best option for you to recover data from Raw hard drive. It helps you to retrieve many file types from your Raw hard drive, including pictures, audio files, videos, documents and more. With its user-friendly interface and safe recovery methods, you just need to connect Raw hard drive with your computer and launch the program to scan it.
You can get a trial version of this program to retrieve data from Raw hard drive now.
Perform Raw Hard Drive Data Recovery in 3 Steps
Now let’s process the recovery with Wondershare Data Recovery for Windows computer. Mac users please get the Mac version of the program.
Step 1 Select recovery mode to recover data from Raw hard drive
Three recovery modes will be provided for you after running the program on your computer, just as you can see from the image below.
Here, to retrieve data from Raw hard drive, let’s take “Raw File Recovery” as a try.
Step 2 Scan your Raw hard drive to search for files on it
In this step, you just need to select your Raw hard drive and click “Start” to begin scanning it.
Step 3 Recover data from Raw hard drive
When the scan is over, all recoverable files on your Raw hard drive will be displayed in program window.
You just need to select them and click “Recover” to save them on your computer.
Note: Since “Raw recovery” mode does not show original file names and paths, it’s on you to purchase the full version to recover found files or not.
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