External Hard Drive RAW Format Asking to Reformat

Do you have any choice for data recovery when Windows system says that external hard drive has RAW format and asks to reformat? Usually, many users seldom check the Properties of their external hard drive after plugging it to computer. When Windows system prompts error message like disk drive is not formatted do you want to format it now, they realize that the file system of external hard drive turns to RAW. Then, do you know what to do when an external HDD has RAW format and needs to be reformatted?

Data Recovery When External HDD Reports RAW Format and Requires Formatting

You need to restore those inaccessible data from external hard drive that reports RAW file system and wants to be reformatted? So you need to free download iCare Data Recovery  to get back all lost files from inaccessible external hard disk drive. This data recovery software works perfectly on Windows OS to help recover all types of data in batch. You can follow the steps below to retrieve files from external HDD which has RAW drive error and asks to be formatted:

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Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on your computer. Launch the software and choose a proper scan mode.

select recovery mode

Step2. Select the RAW drive and then wait patiently before the scanning is over.

wait while scanning

Step3. Preview lost files after scanning and then save the data you need.

preview found photo

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Situations for Portable Hard Drive RAW Error and Wants to Reformat

You portable hard drive will turn to RAW format in different situations. Here are some possible situations for portable HDD raw file system error:

"I have a 500GB external hard drive for data backup, but it turns to RAW format when I plug it to my computer. Now, I am unable to open the RAW drive, so all data becomes inaccessible. Is there any way to open the RAW external hard drive and extract all inaccessible files?"

"My portable hard drive shows RAW file system on my PC and has 0 byte space. It says the disk drive needs to be formatted, but I have many important files on this RAW drive. Can I recover data after format portable hard drive?"

"I cannot open my removable hard drive because it requires formatting. I want to know if there is a solution for fixing the error without formatting."

"Is it possible to view an inaccessible external hard drive which changes to RAW file system and wants to be reformatted? I want to open the drive to copy some important data."

Solution for problems above

==>> If you want to fix the RAW error like above, please refer to following pages:

>> Convert RAW to NTFS to fix RAW drive

>> Change RAW to FAT32

The Bottom Line for External HDD Recovery That Reports RAW and Needs Format

When external hard drive shows RAW format and wants to reformat, you cannot format it if you want to restore previous inaccessible photos, videos, music or any data. iCare Data Recovery is only available for RAW drive data recovery before all data got overwritten by new data.

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