Are you still in panic when encountering RAW file system on your Seagate external hard drive? Are you trying to format a RAW Seagate external hard drive to NTFS or FAT32, but you are still worried about data stored on the external hard drive? Are you trying to look for a solution to convert RAW Seagate external hard drive to NTFS or FAT32 without formatting? If your answers are yes, you will get the methods to change RAW file system to NTFS after reading this article.
Formatting is only a possible to method to repair RAW drive error on your Seagate external hard drive, but you don’t need to format the Seagate external hard drive in order to recover files from the RAW external drive. The solution for data recovery from a RAW Seagate external hard drive is to rely on data recovery software. iCare Data Recovery is highly recommended to you because it is compatible with all kinds Seagate external hard drive when it is inaccessible due to RAW drive error. This data recovery software also helps recover files when pen stick needs to be formatted.
Step1. You need to connect your Seagate external hard drive to a computer first of al. Then free download, install and run iCare Data Recovery.
Step2. Choose the Seagate external hard drive, so the software will perform a scan on the selected drive for lost files. You can wait patiently in the scanning process.
Step3. You can see different folders on the left side of the software after scanning. You may preview the found files and then recover them.
When a Seagate external hard drive has RAW file system, you usually need to do two things, which include recover data and convert RAW to FAT32 or NTFS. You are only allowed to recover data with help of iCare Data Recovery. However, if you want to convert RAW to NTFS or FAT32, you need to search for other methods. Of course, formatting is the most common way to convert RAW to NTFS or FAT32 on a Seagate external hard drive, but it is not always the most useful method because Windows may tell you the format cannot be completed sometimes.
RAW drive, also known as RAW file system, it is a disk partition which has not been formatted by NTFS or FAT file system. The immediate cause for RAW file system is that the file system can not be recognized by windows operating system. In this case, if you right click on the drive letter of the raw partition and choose format option, it will ask you to insert a disk in drive and try again. The properties of the partition are also shown as 0 bytes.
Well, if your Seagate external hard drive has not formatted error, its file system is probably shown as RAW. However, when your Seagate external hard drive shows RAW file system, Windows may not pop up disk not formatted error message. In addition to not formatted error message, you may also receive other similar message like:
No matter your Seagate external hard drive is only shown as RAW file system or it has not formatted error, you are recommended not to format the external hard drive before you can recover deleted files off Seagate portable hard drive. When you save the recovered data, you should pay attention not to save them to the same Seagate external hard drive. Instead, you had better save the recovered files to the computer’s local hard disk partition or other storage device.
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