Last updated on 6/11/2018
How to fix the volume does not contain a recognized file system raw error without data loss on external hard drive/usb flash drive/sd/cf memory card when Windows 7/8/10 reports: "You need to format the disk before you can use, do you want to format it now" and also says: "drive is not accessible, the volume does not contain a recognized file system. Pleas make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted"
To start the disk check, we need first right-click Start Menu and open Command Prompt (Admin).There are two command lines for your reference.
chkdsk d: [d should be the letter of the drive you want to check]
This line helps to check the integrity of the drive.
chkdsk /f d: [d should be the letter of the drive you want to check]
This line helps to detect the problems with the drive and try to fix it.
Input one of command lines above and press Enter button.
You may update the driver of your volume to see whether it can fix the error by the following guide that you may get the computer management by right click 'My Computer' -> Manage
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File Recovery When the Volume Does Not Contain a Recognized File System in Windows 7/8/10
When external hard drive in raw file system and reports the volume does not contain recognized file system, it often means your selected hard drive/usb flashd drive becomes raw. And in case of data loss, you need to run iCare Data Recovery Pro to recover data from raw hard drive before any formatting/converting.
STEP1: download iCare
STEP2: install and open iCare, choose 'Deep Scan Recovery' mode
STEP3: Save data after scanning and save them to another disk.
But, if you do have done a file system formatting/converting there, also recover data from formatted hard drive/memory card.
When you receive the Windows volume not contain recognized file system error message, the top priority thing for you is to recover raw usb hard drive/pen drive/memory card files. And then, format external hd/usb to fix such does unrecognized file system error issues.
Or format with cmd
[format F:/fs:ntfs] and then enter. (F should be replaced with the drive letter of your device)
Of course, in case that this drive/sd memory card really contains unrecognized file system and corrupted, also run chkdsk/hard disk diagnostic software to check and fix the original drive/memory card.
==>You may also want to know more about chkdsk: What is chkdsk
The Volume Does Not Contain a Recognized File System Fixboot/Bootrec
Windows says bootmgr is missing, please press ctrl alt delete to restart while you are trying to boot up your computer? While trying to fix it with command prompt, it also says the volume does not contain a recognized file system? OK! It sounds like that the bootmagr of your bootable hard drive has been deleted, missing or corrupted somehow. Try to plunge it to another computer, check and fix it there by following professional guidance searched online.