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Updated on Oct 16, 2019

By Joy

Generally, in order to convert/format external/flash drive or micro sd from raw file system to ntfs without losing data, your best bet is to follow this video:

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Can Diskpart CMD(command prompt) convert raw to ntfs for raw hard drive/pen drive/sd memory card without data loss in Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10?

Answer:-Yes but NO.-

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Diskpart command prompt can convert raw to ntfs but also delete data on storage device. To avoid losing data, iCare Data Recovery Pro can help in the raw drive recovery.

How to Use Diskpart/CMD to Format RAW to NTFS

Part1. RAW file system recovery

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Part2. Convert raw to ntfs file system using diskpart command

After taking inaccessible files back, you can use command lines to format/convert file system from raw back to ntfs on your hard drive/memory card/usb flash drive like this: Start => Run => Enter "diskpart.exe" or "cmd.exe".

Run CMD, type “diskpart” in the window, 

Then list volume, select the volume which represents your corrupted device.

Clean it, then create partition primary, type active, and select your drive volume again, type “ format fs=ntfs”, after it finished, exit.

Then the file system of your raw drive will be converted to NTFS.

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You may go to the front video on the top of this page to see details in the video, or follow this guidance to use Windows diskpart for formatting raw to ntfs step by step.

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If the commond lines are difficult for you to understand and operate, also do not worry. You may try the following

1, format the raw drive under 'Disk Managment' and right click your device, navigate it to 'Format' option

2, right click the device if you see your device in your computer, the there is 'format' option

3, download free disk managment tool like 'Partition Resizer', best free usb format tool.


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