What is raw file system and how to fix it?

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This page is about what is raw file system, why the file system becomes raw, and how to repair raw drive data.

What does raw file system mean

Raw file system is a kind of file system for digital device, but it is different from other file systems like NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, or others, it can not be recognized by Windows system. What does this mean? It means your device become unreadable for Windows. When you want to open your device on the Windows system computer, you will fail to read it. The device will become inaccessible. And when you see the details of the raw drive, you will find it become 0 byte, which means your data was gone. This problem mostly happens to external hard drive, usb pen drive, sd card, internal hard drive. It often happens when you interrupt the data transferring, formatting, or unplug the device from computer without a safe ejection.

How do I read a raw file system

To fix the raw file system, you need to convert the raw file system into NTFS, FAT32, exFAT. You can try format the raw drive, quick format can sometimes work, you only need to delete all the data on the device. But for most times, Windows will fail to complete the format, then you can also make it with CMD command prompt.

CMD diskpart can help you to convert the raw file system into another file system which can be recognized by Windows system.

Attention:

This process to use CMD diskpart to convert the file system will format the device, you’d better to recover the data before you try CMD diskpart.

Then you can follow the steps to repair the raw file system.

Step1: Run CMD.

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Step2: Type“format K: /fs:fat32”(K is the drive letter of your raw file system device)

After this process finished, you can type” exit” to finish, then you can check your device, the file system will become FAT32, you can also change it to NTFS.

How to recover data from raw file system devices with iCare

As you can see, the process to repair the raw file system with CMD diskpart is a process of formatting. So if you have needed data B, you’d better to recover the data before using CMD diskpart to repair the raw file system. Here you can try iCare Data Recovery pro, a useful data recovery software. It is a 100% safe and can recover any kinds of data from storage device. Its fantastic data recovery ability enable you to recover data from the raw drive.

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Then follow the steps to recover your data on the raw file system device.

Step1: Download iCare Data Recovery and install it on your computer.

Step2: Run the program on your computer, enter “Deep Scan Recovery”.

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Step3: Preview the found data, select your important data to recover, save it to another drive.

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iCare Data Recovery pro can also recover data from deleted, formatted, virus infected, corrupted device, try it to save your data.

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