How to convert external hard drive raw to ntfs in Windows 10/8/7

Summary

External hard drive becomes raw drive? Easy,here you can convert external hard disk raw to ntfs without losing data.

Convert the external hard drive to NTFS by formatting

When your external hard drive becomes raw, you can try to format the raw file system to ntfs. But if you have needed data on the hard drive, you need to recover data first.

The system format tool can help, just configure the file system to NTFS, then quick format the device.

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Revert raw drive to NTFS with system tool without data loss

You can also format the raw external hard drive in Disk Management, the system tool to manage the drive. And the steps are similar.

Another system tool you can try is CMD command prompt, this is very effective one, if the system said Windows was unable to complete the format, you can try this way.

Step1: Run CMD.

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Step2: Type“format L: /fs:ntfs”(L is the drive letter of your raw hard drive)

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Attention:

1.No matter the format tool or the system tools I mentioned above, the process to convert raw to ntfs will format your data on the external hard drive, please recover the data first if you need them.

2.But if you have formatted your external hard drive already, iCare Data Recovery can recover data from your formatted external hard drive.

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