Recover Files From RAW Drive

As we talked about what RAW file system is, today we come accross a website telling us more related information about raw file system and raw drive and the software recommend for raw drive file recovery.

A raw drive or partition shall rely on a partition then it has file system. What is partition? For effective management of  data and improve system performance, a disk has been divided into many partitions like c: drive usually used to store system information, adminstrator information and other Windows settings and d: partition to store downloaded software; e: partition to store important files like family photos, working documents and you may also make a backup on some other partitions.

Since partition are devided into many slices of cakes(the whole disk), then Windows system defined it with different type of properties, file system type. Usually when initiating a disk, Windows disk management will ask you to choose what file system you would like to arrange your partition like FAT or NTFS. However with months or years of using the disk and partitions, Windows may come up with some wired problems like RAW drive come to you.

What is RAW drive? as the name says, raw is not explored, uninitialized. How could Windows mark your used partition as not used one and sometimes ask you to format it and prepare for use. That is a system error. And we have to fix it.

 A users built a personal blog telling raw file system and raw drive on program heaven dot com and he recommended Stellar Windows Data Recovery for recovering files from the raw file system.

What is Stellar Windows Data Recovery?

Designed for Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2000. It is another data recovery software that is able to  retrieve data from all NTFS5, NTFS, FAT 32, VFAT, FAT16, and FAT12 file system partitions. And it is a choice for recovering files from RAW drive, the system error.

Errors that comes along with raw drive:

Chkdsk utility may refuse to work on the RAW drive and it gives you further error message stating “The type of the filesystem is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives.”; When you try to fix this problem using Chkdsk utility, you may come across the below error message: “The volume X: is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? The disk in drive X: is not formatted. There was an error accessing drive X:. The disk is not formatted.”

You may download a copy of Stellar Phonix Windows Data Recovery here 

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