How to format raw external hard drive cmd without losing data

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How to format raw external hard drive? Here we offer you the best solutions to format the raw drive without data loss.

Is it possible to format raw external hard drive without losing data

Fortunately the answer is yes, formatting is the easiest solution to fix the raw drive error. But this process will clean up all your data, so if you don’t want to lose data, you need to recover them first.

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Step1: Free download iCare Data Recovery.

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

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Step3: Select needed data and save to another drive.

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Then you can format the raw external hard drive with the quick format tool or Disk Management.

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Or you can also try a more effective solution: CMD command prompt.

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First of all, you need to know the process to repair raw drive with command prompt will delete all your data on the drive, make sure you have recovered them.

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.Command prompt will format your data on the device, please recover the data first.

2.If you have formatted your device, you can also try iCare Data Recovery to recover your formatted data.

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