Restore Lost Data from USB Drive That Got Converted to RAW Format Somehow

Summary

Use software to restore your desired documents, pictures, films, songs and more stuffs back from external drive that often is read as NTFS or FAT32 format and now strangely gets converted to RAW.

Sophia Wright

Jan27, 2015

by Sophia Wright

Follow @4CardRecovery

RAW External HDD Recovery by 4Card Recovery

Free download 4Card Recovery to restore lost USB hard drive information back, no matter how and why it is changed into RAW and cannot be accessed without format.

card recovery software

External Drive FAT32/NTFS Format Got Converted into RAW?

Feel really scared when external hard drive NTFS or FAT32 format unwillingly gets converted into RAW? Since USB drive has contained much crucial information, like videos, photos, audios and the likes, also cannot directly format drive back to previous format? Need to fix the given drive not formatted error or RAW file system error and also rescue remained drive data back? All right! Don’t be nervous! Even though this drive now is asked you to format before any access, your drive information is not lost or destroyed. In your case, to make everything right again, you are supposed to firstly rescue original drive data with drive RAW format recovery software and format this drive to restore its NTF or FAT32 format.

Easy Steps to Restore Inaccessible Data from This RAW Format USB Drive

Have you ever encountered similar drive data loss problems, such as formatted drive data problems, deleted drive data loss problems, virus-infected drive data loss problems or others? In fact, no matter what type of data loss problems you have ever experienced or now are stuck in, as long as the drive is not completely damaged or overwritten by new stuffs, your left drive data may be still stored well there. With reliable drive data recovery software like 4Card Recovery, you can easily take previous drive documents, audios, videos and more stuffs back. So, from now on, adding nothing to this drive and also download data recovery software to rescue your drive information before any format as below:

Step 1:

Run software well on your PC and select one of four displayed data recovery modes to go on.

main screen shot

Select recovery options in the main interface

Step 2:

Choose this RAW format external drive, not other listed disk or partition and start the drive scanning process quickly.

select card

Select card to search photos off card

Step 3:
Preview files listed on the Found File List and highlight your preferred ones at the same time.

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 a storage device to store all restored drive stuffs. Just assign a different drive or device to be the destination media.

restore lost photos

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!

download 4card recoveryDownload 4Card Recovery

Notes:

*Successful drive data recovery often requires you adding nothing new to this drive before data recovery process.
*Successful drive data recovery often requires you holding all restored drive stuffs on another different partition or device in case of data recovery failures.

*After the successful drive data recovery, just learn lessons to make drive data backups on separate drives in case of similar data loss issues.

Format External Drive at Last

After rescuing everything back and back up all crucial drive data, format this drive to restore its file system from RAW to previous NTFS or FAT32.

Learn to Prevent USB Drive RAW Format Error:

*In case of virus-infection, download and use efficient antivirus software regularly. Just timely scan this drive and remove all possible viruses or threats.
*In case of some logical drive damages, properly shut down drive and extract it out from external drive. The Safely Remove Hardware tool should be used all the time.
*In case of data loss problems, always save several copies of all useful drive information on different drives or locations.

download 4card recoveryDownload 4Card Recovery

More Related Articles You May Like