How to change raw to ntfs without formatting in windows 10/8/7

Summary

Hard drive becomes raw drive? This article will show you how to change raw to ntfs without formatting in Windows 10.

Is it possible to change raw to ntfs Windows 10?

Use case:

“My hard drive becomes raw file system and inaccessible in the Windows 10 system, and the drive shown as 0 byte. I have really important data on the hard drive, but the system ask me to format the hard drive, how can I change raw to ntfs without formatting?”

Raw in windows 10

Raw drive is inaccessible on the Windows system, If you want to open the hard drive in Windows 10, you need to format the hard drive first. But if you have important data on the hard drive, you can try another solution to convert raw to ntfs without formatting in Windows 10.

How to change raw to ntfs without formatting Windows 10

If you want to protect data on the raw hard drive, you can try to recover the data first. You can try an effective data recovery tool to protect your data, I think iCare Data Recovery is a good choice.

Here we will also introduce a solution to convert raw to ntfs without formatting.

You can use CMD command prompt to convert raw to ntfs without formatting. CMD command prompt is a Windows system tool, it can perform a lot of command prompt on your computer including covert the raw drive into ntfs easily. This tool will help you to convert the raw drive if the Windows fails to complete the formatting. Here I will show you the specific steps.

Steps to use command line to convert raw to ntfs

Step1: Run CMD.

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Step2: Type“format M: /fs:ntfs”(M is the drive letter of your RAW drive)

After these steps, you can convert your hard drive into ntfs file system, you can also change the ntfs into fat32 if you want FAT32 file system.

Attention:

1.This process is similar to formatting, it will also delete all your data, you need to recover the data with data recovery program first if you have important data.

2.When you type the command line in the window, you need to know the specif partition size of your hard drive to avoid choosing a wrong drive.

Revert raw drive without data loss Windows 10

Before this process, don’t forget to use a data recovery program to recover data first, iCare Data Recovery is a professional data recovery program with 100% safety and remarkable data recovery ability.

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Steps to recover raw to ntfs without losing data

Step1: Free download iCare Data Recovery, run the program. Don’t install it on your raw hard drive.

Step2: Enter “Deep Scan Recovery” or “Raw drive recovery” module, select the raw hard drive to scan.

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Step3: Preview the found data, and select needed to recover. Save to another drive.

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