Retrieve Files from RAW External Hard Drive

  • Recovers data from the hard drive that is turned to RAW due to virus infection, file system corruption, incomplete or improper format, etc.
  • Supports RAW file system along with NTFS, NTFS5, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, HFS, and HFS+
  • SATA, PATA, SCSI, and IDE hard drives can be recovered with this software
  • The trial edition of the software permits free preview of the recovered files prior activating the license of the software

External Hard Drive, not being the most important part of the computer but the most important part for yourself as, it contains all your precious data such as documents, your family photos, songs, videos and many more. It is nothing but a hard drive outside of the computer case in its own enclosure. Most of these support IDE interface and are somewhat larger than a hard drive itself. As it is a portable device it is well-liked all over the globe. As it is outside the computer case, it can be stored securely under lock and key. Apart from all these beneficial features, there are situations that force External Hard Drive to become RAW. RAW External Hard Drive is the situation where your computer fails to identify the file system of the External Hard Disk. Generally, External Hard Drive becomes RAW when the file system gets corrupt or damaged and in turn, makes its data inaccessible. Symptoms of RAW External Hard Drive include Windows prompts- “This drive in disk not formatted. Do you want to format it now?” or File names containing “weird” characters etc. Don’t worry thinking how to recover files from RAW External Hard Drive? You can easily perform External Hard Drive RAW file retrieval process using a powerful Folder Recovery Software. Even you can use this eminent utility to restore deleted NTFS partition Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows Vista etc. in just a few minutes.

Reasons for External Hard Drive to become RAW:

  • While accessing data from External Hard Drive, if there is a power failure or improper system termination then the file system may get corrupted and may become RAW
  • While formatting or reformatting the External Hard Disk, any kind of interruptions occurs then the file system of your external hard drive may turn to RAW
  • Severe virus/malware infection on the External Hard Disk file system

In such a situation, even the CHKDSK tool will not help you instead; formatting the External Hard Disk makes it accessible again but wipes out complete data. It is suggested, not to make any kind of changes in the drive before you try to recover files from an External Hard Drive. Thus, you can recover files from an External Hard Drive RAW due to any of the situations mentioned above using the Folder Recovery Software. This application easily helps you to restore files from an External hard drive. With the assistance of this software, you can recover files from Hitachi hard drive, Kingston, Iomega, Buffalo, SanDisk, Samsung, and many more brands of hard drives with utmost ease. It supports recovering data from External Hard Drive after formatting or reformatting it. It is built with advanced algorithms, which successfully scans the entire drive and restores all the recoverable data from External Hard Drive. It not only recover files from RAW External Hard Drive but also recover files from flash drives, iPods, memory cards etc. With the help of this tool, you can also know how to recover files from a corrupted hard disk due to different reasons with ease.

It even finds formatted or corrupted FAT or NTFS partitions on the External Hard Drive and retrieves data from them. It is compatible to restore files from RAW External Hard Drive on all the latest versions of Windows as well as Mac operating systems. It is one of the best tools to retrieve files from RAW External Hard Drive. It even helps you to know about how to recover lost files from My Documents. Hence, make use of the demo version of the software to recover files from RAW External Hard Drive so that you can try for greater chances of your RAW External Hard Drive files getting recovered. Using this software, you can also recover deleted folder from C drive of your hard drive.

Many of you might have heard about Solid State Drives (SSD's). Have you ever used one before? It is a high capacity, qa durable storage medium that offers high data rates. But in some situations, data from an SSD can get lost due to formatting. But don’t worry, you can rely upon this tool to recover files from a formatted SSD drive without any complex procedures.

Steps to Recover Files from RAW External Hard Drive:  

Step 1: Connect your RAW External Hard Drive to the computer. Download and run the Folder Recovery Software. On the main screen, select “Recover Drives” option and then, from the next screen select “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery” option to retrieve files from RAW External Hard Drive.

Retrieve Files from RAW External Hard Drive - Main Screen

Figure 1: Welcome Screen

Step 2: Now, the software scans and displays a list of drives including RAW External Hard Drive choose the particular drive that represents your External Hard Drive (RAW drive) from which you need to recover data and click on the “Next” button.

Retrieve Files from RAW External Hard Drive- Select Drive

Figure 2: Select Logical Drive

Step 3: Once the scanning process is complete, you can view the recovered data in two different views i.e. “Data View” or “File Type View” using “Preview” option and then “Save” the recovered data to your desired location on the computer.

Retrieve Files from RAW External Hard Drive - Preview Screen

Figure 3: Preview Screen