Information Technology

RAW file format on D partition

Question :
I’ve 4 partition on a hard drive.
>> 1 for Windows 8 System
>> 1 for Data
>> 1 for Multimedia
>> 1 for Other

Everything was goes fine, but today 1 partition (with lots of data) was changed to RAW file format,
I’m try to use Partition Recovery but failed to access it.
Any suggestion for below problem ?

Answer:
Hi Dian,
Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

Raw partitions are disk partitions that have not been formatted with a Windows file system, such as FAT, FAT 32 and NTFS. Raw generally means that the drive has failed.

I would suggest you to convert your disk to NTFS format.
Please follow the below:

1) Press Windows + X key on your key board.
2) Select Command Prompt (admin).
3) At the command prompt, type convert D: /fs:ntfs, and then press Enter.
4) Type the name of the volume you want to convert, and then press Enter. You must use the existing name of the volume or the conversion will be canceled. You can view all available volumes in the Computer folder under Hard Disk Drives.

Disclaimer: While converting to NTFS format, there is chance of corruption or data loss during a conversion is minimal, you should back up all data on the partition before you begin.

You can search in your favorite search engine, to search for a third party recovery tool to recover the data.
Hope it helps, reply to us with the status of your issue. We will be happy to assist you.

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