One of the most common problems that can occur within your computer is the problem with your storage device itself and may prevent you to access your meaningful data. Due to file system corruption, virus/ trojan attack, registry damages and many other, primary hard drive partitions may become RAW.
Same thing can also happens with your external hard drive become RAW , suffering from logical damages. Once the internal or external hard drive turns into RAW, you'll not be able access RAW partition or drives neither able to access your computer. Common fixes include formatting RAW hard drives but it involves risk of permanently erasing your data. Below is the simple error message that can be seen whenever you try to access RAW drives:
Below listed error types are also pops out when the drive become RAW:
windows cannot access the disk
external hard drive not recognized
the type of the file system is raw
There are multiple reasons involved in making healthy partition or Drive into RAW. Healthy partition acts as controller of your computer device and monitor all the input and output request. Due to installing malicious third party programs or bad handling file system, drive or partition or file system became RAW.
How to Recover RAW Hard Drive Partitions?
However, Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Professional
can efficient perform RAW Data Recovery and recover RAW hard drive partitions as well as gives you preview of recoverable files in real time. 'Raw Partition Recovery
' is one of the four scanning options available in 'Drive Recovery
' module of this tool
. 'Raw Recovery' scan is good at looking through each sector of the selected drive to recover traces of lost or deleted information. It reads file signatures to recover data. All the recovered files are listed in the main interface according to their corresponding file types.
You can download this recovery tool separately for Windows
(Supports Windows 8/Windows 8.1) and Mac
(Supports Yosemite) as well:
'Raw Recovery' is usually the last resort if your drive is severely corrupt. In order to use 'Raw Recovery' feature of Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery, follow the procedure given below:
Start Stellar Phoenix Partition Recovery. On the main interface, click 'Drive Recovery'
The 'Select Volume to Recover Data'
section displays a list of all logical volumes in your system. Choose a volume in this list for recovery and then click 'Raw Recovery'
on the flying pane. (You can click 'File List'
below 'Raw Recovery'
to select the desired file types for which the scan will be performed.)
The software starts scanning the selected logical volume and lists recovered files in a 'Classic Tree'
grouped by file types.
When you select a particular folder in the tree, all files in that folder are displayed in the bottom-right pane. You can click a file to see its preview in the top-right pane.
Select the files you need to recover by marking check boxes against the folder or file names. Click 'Recover'
The 'Select Destination'
dialog appears on your screen. Provide the desired destination path and other options. Click 'OK'
Stellar Phoenix Partition Recovery will save all the chosen files to the specified location.