Format RAW Buffalo External Drive to NTFS without Data Loss on Windows 7

Summary

Here are instructions for you to restore desired Buffalo portable information back when you find your drive becomes inaccessible for RAW file system error and don’t know what should be done to restore the drive NTFS file system back.

Sophia Wright

Feb 10, 2015

by Sophia Wright

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How to Format RAW Buffalo USB Drive to NTFS without Data Loss on Windows 7?

Very recently, Buffalo external hard drive filled with precious videos, audios, photos and files gives you a drive not formatted error and its previous NTFS file system also has been mysteriously turned into RAW? Really need quick way to fix this RAW drive error and also recover reserved drive things back? OK! I know it is really painful to realize all cherished drive information can be completely gone or lost due to an unfamiliar RAW file system error. But, that cannot be your reasonable excuses to stop trying. Actually, in your case, no matter whether you’ve formatted your Buffalo external drive or not, your desired USB drive data will not really be destroyed or erased as you think. Hence, just cheer up and try Buffalo portable drive data recovery software to see whether your wanted drive stuffs could be restored with high rate.

Instructions to Restore Data from RAW Buffalo Portable Drive

Stop thinking whether you should format this Buffalo drive to restore its NTFS file system right now. Format it or not? It’s all up to you. As long as you do write no new information on this RAW drive, your desired drive stuffs, like song files, Word files, video files, pictures, etc, always will be stored on this drive and can be easily restored back with the assistance of RAW USB hard disk data recovery software like 4Card Recovery, which can help you efficiently take preferable drive things back with fast speed.

Read instructions to use data recovery software as below:

Step 1:

Find the safe link to download data recovery software to your PC and launch it well there. And then, choose a practical data recovery mode to cope with this RAW Buffalo drive data loss problem.

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Select recovery options in the main interface

Step 2:

Select this Buffalo drive from other listed ones so that you can easily start scanning this drive latter.

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Select card to search photos off card

Step 3:
Preview all scanned drive data according to its properties and choose your desired files, photos and mails out.

wait for photo searching

Wait while scanning lost photos, sometimes it takes about 20 minutes to scan a 32G card.

Tips: if it takes more than 2 hours to scan a 32GB card, you may stop the scanning and wait to see
what's already found. Since the card may contains bad blocks that takes longer time than usual.

Step 4:
Select the data saving device and restore all wanted information back there.

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Preview lost photos and save found files. It would generate a folder to contain your lost data.
Please do not save the photo to the card where you lost them. Save them to your PC drive!

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Additional Notes:

*Whether you’ve formatted this RAW drive often doesn’t change your data recovery results a lot. However, whether you’ve written new information on this original Buffalo drive does matters a lot. So, do not add new stuffs there.
*Attached your extra drives or devices on the same computer to hold all your restored Buffalo drive information in case of data recovery failures.
*Back up all restored drive files, videos, audios and more immediately on multiple drives or locations well.
*Remember to format RAW drive to NTFS after data recovery, if you have not done that formatting process in advance.

Related External Drive Data Loss Stories:

Story1: OK! Last time, my laptop was no longer allowing me to access my 300GB Samsung portable hard drive for its long time use. I just had been told that I needed to format this drive before any use. But, I was really afraid that the formatting process would also destroy my inner stored photos and files. So, I didn’t format this drive in advance and tried many data recovery solutions online. Luckily, this drive was not seriously damaged for ages’ use and many useful drive stuffs were finally rescued back.
Story2: Honestly, I have a 64GB USB flash drive which holds tons of my pictures and videos of the past years, especially some tinny videos of my college life. However, when sharing some videos with my parents, several folders there are deleted by chances and make me really depressed. But, that’s not the end. With the help of this data recovery software, I eventually take my desired videos back with ease. 

 

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