Raw to ntfs converter


Top 3 Ways to Convert RAW to NTFS in Windows 7/8/10 with Ease

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Generally speaking, RAW refers to a file system which is not formatted by the NT file system, such as NTFS and FAT. Actually, many storage devices can run into the RAW issue, such as hard disk, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card and more.

If a device doesn't have a file system, no files or folders can exist on said device. Namely, a RAW partition cannot be used to store data before it is formatted. In a word, once your disk becomes RAW, it is not allowed to access the target partition.

Usually, some related RAW problems may occur:

  • You need to format the disk in drive X before you can use it. Do you want to format it?
  • The type of the file system is RAW.CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives.
  • Disk space is 0 bytes.
  • Invalid media type reading drive. Abort, Retry, Fail?
  • File names contain “weird” characters, “Sector not found” messages.

If your NTFS partition accidentally turned RAW, how can you convert RAW to NTFS to get data back? Find solutions in the following part.

How to Convert RAW to NTFS without Losing Data in Windows 7/8/10

In general, the reasons for this issue can vary in Windows 7/8/10. The causes could be partition table damage, bad sectors, file system structural damage, disk damage, etc. Due to different reasons, the solutions to convert RAW to NTFS are also different. Keep reading to learn how to fix RAW hard drive to NTFS in different cases.

Solution 1: Recover RAW Partition to NTFS via Partition Recovery

As you know, the partition table and volume boot sector are two places where you can store the partition information. Once partition table on your external hard drive gets corrupted or damaged, Windows will no longer be able to read this disk for any reason, and it will report your disk as RAW.

Although the data is still there, the RAW partition cannot be accessed. In this case, data recovery should be the first thing to do in Windows 7/8/10. How to recover data from RAW partition and then format RAW to NTFS without data loss?

Fortunately, MiniTool Partition Wizard has an ability to recover RAW partition data. As a reliable and professional partition manager, it is compatible with several operating systems including Windows Vista/XP/7/8/8.1/10. To recover data from RAW drive, it has a very useful feature called Partition Recovery.

Note: This feature is a paid function. Here we highly recommend its Pro Ultimate Edition. Just get it from the following button, or you can download the Free Edition of this RAW to NTFS converter to check if it can scan lost partitions. If so, upgrade to the full edition so you can save your data after scanning.

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Step 1: Choose a Feature

  1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard to its main interface.
  2. Choose the Partition Recovery feature from the context menu or Check Disk drop-down menu.

1. If the RAW issue was caused by damaged partition table and boot sector, here you will find all partitions on your external hard drive have become unallocated space in Partition Wizard. (In Disk Management, partition shows “RAW”.) This case has been tested by Windows 7 users, and please click this question Recover a flash drive turned RAW from sevenforums to learn the detailed information.
2. Note that you should never create a new partition on the unallocated disk, or else partition recovery will fail.

Step 2: Choose a Scanning Range

  1. Full Disk: This mode is suitable for scanning the entire disk.
  2. Unallocated Space: It only scans the free space on your selected disk.
  3. Specified Range: It is useful to scan specified sectors.

Step 3: Select a Method for Scan

  1. Set a scanning method for the specified scanning range.
  2. Quick Scan and Full Scan are two scanning methods. The former can restore lost/deleted partitions which are continuous and the latter is designed to scan each sector of the scanning range you have chosen.

Step 4: Choose Partitions to Continue

  1. After finishing the scanning, all partitions on your external hard drive will be listed here and then please select the partitions you need.
  2. Click Finish.

When double-clicking this partition which is in the RAW file system in Disk Management, and then all partition data will be displayed. Check whether the files are your needs.

Step 5: Execute All Changes

  1. Go back to the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard, then you can preview all RAW partitions that will be converted to NTFS.
  2. Hit the Apply button to perform a RAW partition recovery operation in Windows 7/8/10.

Note: After finishing RAW recovery, all partitions don’t have a drive letter. So please use MiniTool Partition Wizard to assign a drive letter with the Change Letter feature.

With the help of the feature Partition Recovery, it is very easy to retrieve RAW partition and convert RAW to NTFS without losing data when partition table damage happens. Just get it to have a try and share it with your friends.

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Solution 2: Format RAW to NTFS

If your hard drive becomes RAW due to virus attack, improper operations, bad sectors or power outage, you can try to format this RAW partition to NTFS.

However, if there are many files saved on your disk, formatting will erase those files. To convert RAW to NTFS without losing data, firstly get RAW files back and then start to format.

Operation 1: Recover Data from RAW Drive

Here MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro Ultimate Edition can also help you since it has the Data Recovery feature, allowing you to recover data from RAW partition easily in Windows 7/8/10. How can you retrieve data from RAW partition? Follow the instructions now!

Step 1: Right-click on the RAW drive to choose Data Recovery or choose this feature from Check Partition.

Step 2: Then, this RAW to NTFS converter will start a partition scan. Just wait patiently.

Step 3: After a scan, find the files you need and check them, then click the Save button to store them to a safe location.

Note: Do not save data on the RAW drive to its original place. Tip: In addition to MiniTool Partition Wizard, you can also use professional Data Recovery software, MiniTool Power Data Recovery, t to retrieve data from RAW partitions. 

Operation 2: Format RAW to NTFS

After finishing the recovery, now it's time to format RAW hard drive to NTFS. Follow the four ways below now.

① Format RAW Drive in Disk Management

Usually, in Disk Management, you probably right-click on the RAW drive and select Format to convert RAW to NTFS on the external hard drive in Windows 7/8/10.

Sometimes you can do this successfully, however, sometimes an error message saying “The format did not complete successfully ” appears. Please try another way.

Format in Windows Explorer

When opening Windows Explorer and clicking the RAW partition, a warning will appear so – “you need to format the disk in drive X before you can use it, do you want to format it”. If you right-click it to format your RAW partition on the external hard drive, sometimes you may fail with “Windows was unable to complete the format” error message.

What should you do if Windows Disk Management and Windows Explorer both fail to format RAW to NTFS? Try to convert RAW to NTFS file system with CMD.

Convert RAW to NTFS CMD

When searching for the answers to “RAW external hard drive fix” online, a topic about failing to format from tomshardware forum shows a useful solution that is to use diskpart to recover RAW partition to NTFS in Windows 7/8/10. How to convert RAW to NTFS file system with CMD? Just follow the guide.

Run Command Prompt as Administrator, and then enter the following commands (each ends up with the Enter key.) to do external hard drive raw format fix.


list disk: all disks will be displayed.

select disk n: n means the disk number of your external hard drive which contains the RAW partition

clean: remove all partitions

create partition primary


Now, all operations to convert RAW to NTFS in DOS have been shown. If you don't want to use this tool, try the next one.

Convert RAW to NTFS by MiniTool Partition Wizard

In addition to the above three tools, you can also ask MiniTool Partition Wizard for help. This partition manager can help you easily format RAW to NTFS.

Step 1: In Disk Management, the partition is in RAW file system. In the main interface of Partition Wizard, you will find the RAW drive shows “Other”. Please click the Format Partition feature from the Partition Management menu or Format from the context menu.

Step 2: Select NTFS as the file system from the list. During the process, it is allowed to set the partition label for the target partition.

Step 3: Click Apply to make this change effective.

If you have another RAW partition on your hard drive showing “unformatted” here, you can also directly format it to NTFS in Windows 7/8/10, just the above steps show.

Tip: If you don't want to format RAW drive to NTFS, you also have a choice. The professional solution is available and you can follow it to convert RAW to NTFS without formatting right now. Turn to the next way.

Solution 3: Check RAW File System

Convert RAW to NTFS without Losing Data Command Prompt

If your external hard drive becomes RAW, maybe you can choose the CHKDSK cmd tool to find and fix file system errors to convert RAW drive to NTFS without data loss. Usually when you open diskpart to start the check, “CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives” error appears.

But sometimes “CHKDSK X: /f” can be done successfully. Why? Sometimes in Disk Management, your partition shows RAW file system. But in fact, it is not recognized as RAW by diskpart due to some unknown reasons. So you can try this solution in Windows 7/8/10.

Run MiniTool Partition Wizard

If you also fail to convert RAW to NTFS on external HDD by CHKDSK, MiniTool Partition Wizard is also useful. When launching it to the main interface, perhaps your partition which shows RAW in Disk Management shows as NTFS file system here.

At this time, you can reboot your computer. If the partition is still normal in Partition Wizard, it is most ly the key file system information is corrupted. So please check and fix file system now.

Step 1: Right-click on the target drive to select Check File System.

Step 2: Then in the pop-up window, there are two options for choice. Here select Check & fix detected errors. And then click Start to continue.

In solution 2 and 3, MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition can format the partition and check file system error so as to convert RAW to NTFS. If you are interested in this tool, get RAW to NTFS converter free download now.

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In addition to the above ways, there are two possible methods, such as change limits of authority and change drive letter. If all ways are not working, it is most ly that your external hard drive is damaged physically. So in this case, you only need to replace this disk in Windows 7/8/10.

Has your external hard drive become RAW in Windows 10/8/7? The most important thing should be to convert RAW to NTFS. This post introduces you multiple solutions to get RAW data back and recover RAW partition to NTFS. Please try them according to your needs.

If you have any suggestion or question, welcome to leave a comment below or email us via [email protected].

Convert RAW to NTFS FAQ

How can I convert RAW to NTFS?

  1. Perform partition recovery
  2. Recover data from the raw partition
  3. Format the RAW drive
  4. Check the RAW file system

How do I fix a RAW hard drive without formatting? If the hard drive shows unallocated space in MiniTool Partition Wizard, you can perform partition recovery. If it isn’t unallocated space, you can check the file system or recover data from the raw drive and format it to NTFS without data loss. How do I format a RAW file system?

  1. Use Disk Management
  2. Use Windows Explorer
  3. Run CMD
  4. Use MiniTool Partition Wizard

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How to Convert RAW to NTFS Without Losing Data

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When a hard disk or partition suddenly becomes RAW, you cannot access its data. The general solution to this issue is to convert RAW to NTFS. Given that, we will show you how to convert RAW to NTFS without losing data with the help of RAW file recovery software – EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

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When an (external) hard drive, USB flash drive, partition become the RAW format, it indicates three kinds of possibilities.

  • The file system of the disk is not recognized by the operating system of your computer
  • There is no file system on your disk
  • The file system of your hard drive or partition is damaged

For example, Windows supports the file systems including FAT, NTFS, exFAT, Live File System, and ReFS. If you connect an external hard drive that is formatted with AFPS to your Windows computer, you will see the file system of the disk shown as RAW in its properties.

Systems of Hard Drive/Partition Becoming RAW

You can decide whether the file system is RAW in properties or in Disk Management. However, you can only realize that your external hard drive or USB device may become RAW after you receive the following notifications:

“You need to format the disk in drive X before you can use it.”

“The disk in drive X is not formatted. Do you want to format it?”

“There was an error accessing drive X: The disk is not formatted.”

“The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives.”

Why Do You Need to Convert RAW to NTFS

When your hard drive or partition becomes RAW, you cannot access the files on it. Besides, you are not able to use it for data storage until you convert the RAW hard drive to NTFS by formatting. But how can you repair the RAW disk and convert RAW to NTFS without losing your data? 

As we all know, converting will remove all the existing files on your hard drive or partition. And since the files on a RAW hard drive/partition is inaccessible, you can not back up them before the operation. Luckily, it's practical to convert RAW to NTFS without losing anything.

Simply speaking, you can convert RAW to NTFS without losing data by doing RAW file recovery first and then formatting the RAW device to NTFS.

# 1. Restore Data from the RAW Hard Drive/Partition

As long as you apply the professional hard drive recovery software – EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to perform RAW file recovery in advance, you can convert your RAW hard drive to NTFS without data loss.

EaseUS data recovery software fully supports RAW file recovery on a local hard drive, external hard drive, disk partition, USB flash drive, SD card, and other storage devices. It enables you to easily restore data from RAW disk or partition under Windows 10/8/7/Vist and more without any obstacles.

In addition, it's 100% secure for your computer system and data, no second damage will be caused.

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Video Tutorial for RAW to NTFS Conversion:

To perform RAW disk/partition recovery:

Step 1. Locate and scan the RAW hard drive.

On EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, locate the RAW drive and then click “Scan”. The program will automatically scan all lost files and data on the RAW drive.

Step 2. Find and preview found data in the RAW drive. 

When the scanning process finishes, find lost RAW drive data in “Deleted Files”, “Lost Files” or “Existing Files”. Filter and Search features also can locate the found files with ease. Check and double-click each file to preview them. 

Step 3. Restore and save RAW drive data.

Choose the found files from RAW Drive and click “Recover”to save the items to a new location.

In addition to RAW file recovery, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is helpful in deleted files recovery, formatted file recovery, recycle bin emptied data recovery, lost partition recovery, virus attack recovery, and other tough data recovery situations.

There is more than one way to format a hard drive. Choose a preferable way to convert RAW to NTFS.

# 2-1. Convert RAW to NTFS by Formatting

Step 1. Open “This PC” (Windows 10), righ-click the RAW disk/partition, and choose “Format”.

Step 2. Select the NTFS file system and set up other necessary options.

Step 3. Click “Start” > “OK”.

When the process has done, your hard drive or partition is usable again. You can copy the files recovered in the first step back to the disk according to your needs.

# 2-2. Convert RAW to NTFS via CMD

Using the command line to convert RAW to NTFS is not necessary but it's also a way to do it. With the correct command, you can change RAW hard disk/partition to NTFS.

Step 1. Search “Command Prompt”, right-click it and choose “Run as administrator”.

Step 2. Type convert X(driver letter): /fs:ntfs and hit “Enter”.

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convert X(driver letter): /fs:ntfs

Step 3. Type the mane of the partition or disk you want to convert to NTFS and press Enter.

After this all you need is to wait patiently, the partition will be converted from RAW to NTFS automatically. When it has done, you have successfully convert RAW to NTFS without losing data.

Bottom Line

Some of you may think that you can get back lost and inaccessible files after converting RAW disk drive to NTFS. But, it is not the case. The fact is that you need to rely on data recovery software to recover files from the raw drive. So, whenever you want to convert RAW disk drive to NTFS, format it after full data recovery.

FAQs About Convert RAW to NTFS

Besides the solutions for converting RAW to NTFS on hard drive, partition, you may have more problems than concern about RAW issues. Check and find answers with the following FAQs asked on Google. You may find the desired answer to your own question. 

1. How can I convert my raw hard drive to NTFS without losing data?

Generally, you can convert RAW to NTFS without losing data by doing RAW file recovery first and then formatting the RAW device to NTFS. To perform RAW file recovery, you will need a powerful data recovery software for help. And EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is worth to try.

By following the provided methods on this page, you will simply make your RAW drive back to work again.

2. How can I convert RAW to NTFS?

To convert a RAW device to NTFS, you can either use CMD command or formatting in Disk Management/File Explorer.

For a simple guide, you may use Disk Management to format your raw device to NTFS:

  1. Step 1. Open Disk Management and find your RAW storage devices (SD memory card, hard disk, USB flash drive, etc.)
  2. Step 2. Among the volumes, right-click on your device. Select the format and the file system (NTFS)。
  3. Step 3. Click OK.

3. How do I fix a raw external hard drive without formatting?

If you don't want to format a RAW external hard drive, you will need to convert RAW external hard drive in CMD. Here are the steps:

  1. Step 1. Connect the RAW external hard drive to your PC.
  2. Step 2. Click Start and search command, then right-click on it and afterward click Run as Administrator.
  3. Step 3. Type in Diskpart and then press Enter.
  4. Step 4. Type the following command and hit Enter each time:
  • list disk 
  • select disk * ( replace * with the drive letter of the RAW device) 
  • clean 
  • create partition primary
  • format fs=ntfs (or format fs=FAT32)
  • ssign letter=* (replace * with a new drive letter)

4. How do I recover data from a raw hard drive?

When a hard drive becomes RAW, you cannot access the saved data by simply double-clicking it in File Explorer. As the file system is not supported by the Windows system. As long as your computer can detect the drive, you still have a chance to recover the hard drive data.

Professional data recovery software EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is able to scan the RAW drive and restore all data in only 3 steps. For a detailed guide, you may refer to RAW Recovery for help.

Источник: https://www.easeus.com/resource/convert-raw-ntfs.htm

Как конвертировать RAW в NTFS без форматирования?

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Когда раздел жесткого диска, внешний жесткий диск, USB/SD-карты становятся необработанными, пользователи не могут получить доступ к данным на носителях. Обычно пользователи необходимо отформатировать устройство хранения, чтобы исправить файловую систему RAW в NTFS и продолжить использование устройства.

Однако, подобное решение приведет к серьезной проблеме потери данных на устройстве хранения. Поэтому было бы здорово узнать об альтернативных методах преобразования файловой системы RAW в NTFS без потери данных. 

Как конвертировать RAW в NTFS без потери данных?

Итак, как получить все данные с устройства хранения при преобразовании RAW в NTFS? Просто следуйте руководству ниже:

Восстановление данных с необработанного устройства хранения

Чтобы избежать неожиданной и ненужной потери данных при преобразовании RAW в NTFS, мы настоятельно рекомендуем вам предварительно восстановить данные с устройства хранения RAW, обеспечив им безопасность хранения.

Профессиональное программное обеспечение для восстановления данных от EaseUS с лёгкостью решит эту проблему и восстановит все ваши данные. Всё, что вам нужно, так это просто скачать его, и следуя инструкции ниже, восстановить данные с RAW диска, USB или SD-карты прямо сейчас:

Шаг 1. Укажите RAW диск

Загрузите и установите EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard на свой ПК или ноутбук с Windows.Запустите программное обеспечение. Убедитесь, что Windows обнаружила ваш необработанный диск и правильно указала букву носителя.

Щелкните левой кнопкой мыши по RAW-диску, а затем нажмите кнопку “Сканировать”.

Шаг 2. Сканирование данных на RAW диске

Программа начнёт сканирование всего диска для поиска данных, постепенно отображая файлы в результатах по мере выполнения сканирования. 

Совет: пользователи могут приостановить процесс сканирования для мгновенного восстановления, как только появятся нужные файлы. Но лучше дождаться завершения сканирования.

Шаг 3. Проверьте вкладку “Дополнительные файлы” 

Помимо общих результатов сканирования всех потерянных данных на выбранном диске, вкладка “Дополнительные файлы” отобразит файлы RAW-носителей: дисков/USB-устройств/microSD карт, которые также будет возможно восстановить.
При необходимости стоит проверить все результаты сканирования. Выберите нужные файлы и нажмите кнопку “Восстановить”, сохранив их в другом месте.

Форматирование для преобразования RAW в NTFS

После успешного восстановления, вы можете исправить RAW в NTFS, форматируя RAW диск прямо сейчас. Выборочно используйте Менеджер Диска, CMD(командную строку) или напрямую отформатируйте необработанное устройство в NTFS.

Но если вы не хотите форматировать RAW-устройство в NTFS, то и это возможно сделать с помощью наших программных решений для преобразования RAW в NTFS без форматирования. Читайте дальше!

Существует три варианта преобразования RAW в NTFS без форматирования, выберите подходящий именно вам:

Способ 1. Запустите “Управление дисками”, чтобы конвертировать RAW в NTFS

Щелкните правой кнопкой мыши “Мой компьютер” и нажмите “Управление”.Откройте Управление компьютером и нажмите кнопку “Управление дисками”.Найдите свой RAW-носитель и щелкните правой кнопкой мыши по нему, затем отметьте RAW-устройство как “активное”.

Щелкните правой кнопкой мыши на необработанный диск и перейдите в раздел “Свойства”.

Нажмите “Безопасность” > “Дополнительно” > “Владелец” > “Изменить” > “Другие пользователи или группы” > “Дополнительно” > “Поиск” > Выберите первого пользователя в списке и нажмите”ОК”.

После этого перезагрузите компьютер, а затем RAW диск будет преобразован в NTFS и данные также могут быть доступны снова.

Способ 2. Преобразуйте RAW в NTFS с помощью CMD

Нажмите кнопку Пуск, затем введите: cmd и нажмите Enter.Щелкните правой кнопкой мыши на cmd, а затем нажмите “Запуск от имени Администратора”.Введите “Diskpart”, а затем нажмите Enter.

Введите: H: /FS :NTFS и нажмите Enter. (H-буква диска устройства хранения RAW.)

Теперь ваш RAW-диск должен быть изменен в файловую систему NTFS, и данные, хранящиеся на носителе, снова должны быть доступны.

Способ 3. Измените файловую систему RAW в NTFS с помощью опции восстановления системы

Если вы можете получить доступ к необработанному диску с помощью командной строки, затем создайте резервную копию файлов на диске, выполнив следующие действия:

Откройте средства Восстановления Системы.Выберите “Восстановление запуска”.После перехода к параметрам восстановления выполните следующие действия.Подключите к системе внешнее устройство хранения данных.

Откройте Командную строку, введите: Notepad и нажмите Enter.Найдите ” D Drive “(RAW диск),Если у вас есть доступ к диску, скопируйте файлы, резервнык копии которых вы хотите создать, и перенесите их на внешний диск.Закройте cmd.

Откройте командную строку, введите chkdsk/f / r и нажмите клавишу Ввод.

Теперь вы сможете конвертировать RAW диск в NTFS и продолжить использование устройства хранения.

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