RAW Drive, Formatted Drive Recovery - iCare Data Recovery Standard
When you encountered the notice: The drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now?, we have solutions for you no matter you did confirm to perform the format, or still keep it RAW drive (RAW file system), iCare Data Recovery Standard can help you access your valued files and photos.
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Have you notice the file system of your drive became RAW? Some pc professionals called it RAW drive, or RAW filesystem. When the drive is not readable or accessable, then you will receive the notice: The disk in drive * is not formatted, do you want to format it now?
If you did not confirm the format order, it is good, since you can use iCare Data Recovery Standard to get files back with its recovery module - "PC partition Recovery" or "Deep Scan Recovery".
Step Two: Install and run iCare Data Recovery Standard. And you will see a screen with many options of recovery. Go to Format Recovery. (If you did not format the drive, you can choose PC partition recovery)
Step Three: Select the drive which was formatted (mostly recogized as an external drive) and then click “Recover” to search.
Step Four: Be free to click "Show Files".
Step Five: After clicking "show files", there will be a list of lost formatted files.
You can save 10 files for free.
The drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now
Here are some users encountering the same problem all related with this not formatted issue. Let's take a look at the cases.
HDD in question: External 160GB firewire drive from Maxtor.
O/S: Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows stopped recognizing the data on the disk suddenly while I was trying to fix a sound card resource conflict issue. Prior to this, I could access the drive and the data without any issues. At present, when I try to access the disk/drive, I get the message "Disk in drive E: is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?". Could this be a filesystem driver issue? Because the file system is RAW now. If yes, where can I get the driver from? I think, the drive has FAT32 file system before as the external drives come preformatted under FAT32 and I don't remember changing it. The data on the disk is really important! Please help!
Another same problem:
Two weeks ago, I used my D drive to backup the files and "My Document" placed in C drive. Every week or so, I would backup all files from My Documents on C drive to My Documents on the D drive. Today trying to do the same but got an error message telling me "The disk in drive D is not formatted, do you want to format it now?" I cannot access the files and my backedup My Document files in D rvie. Should I just say yes to formatting it and not worry about it?
Resolution: the two cases are all related with format problem, the right thing to do is to find a recovery software like iCare Data Recovery Standard to recover files from the RAW drive(file system), or even formatted drive. Do not write any new data into the drive before the recovery. The recovery tutorial is listed above to guide you throught the recovery process.