As we know, computers become an indispensible part in our life and work. Sometimes, however, the hard drive becomes RAW and Windows may show “The drive is not formatted. And do you want to format it now?” Under this situation, can we format the RAW drive/partition?

Overview of RAW Drive

RAW drive doesn’t always happen, but exists indeed. It can be caused by a number of reasons including virus infection, format failure, accidentally shutdown operating system, power outages, etc. Maybe users will encounter one of the conditions in the following cases:

Invalid media type reading drive.

“Sector not found” messages.

Windows may show “Disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?

When users happen to meet one of these problems, they are unable to access the drive. Under this situation, if users don’t format it, the drive cannot be accessed. On the contrary, if users format the drive, they will lose all of files stored on this drive. In fact, at this time, users need to find a piece of professional RAW partition recovery software which can help to timely and effectively recover lost files from RAW partition.

RAW Partition Recovery Software

Numerous numbers of files recovery software are now made available in the market which can help to recover RAW partition, but lots of software more or less has functional defects or security defects. Once a piece of inferior software is used, it is likely to damage partition and may lead to permanent data loss. MiniTool Power Data Recovery is recommended here since it has been awarded as the top 10 Windows data recovery software on TOPTENREVIEWS. Developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd., this professional recovery software can help to effectively recover lost files from RAW drive/partition because of its excellent performance. It bundles several tools that together can recover lost and deleted data from different kinds of disks. Besides, it provides wizard-based operation and simple interface. What’s more, this all-in-one data recovery tool can keep data safe even in case of power outages. Thus, users can use this app to quickly and effectively fix RAW partition without losing data.

How to Fix RAW Drive at Partition

Now, if you want to know how to recover data from RAW partition with the professional recovery tool, please follow the RAW partition recovery demo below.

Step 1: Launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery to open its main interface as follows.


Step 2: Click the “Damaged Partition Recovery” since this module is specially designed to recover data from damaged, formatted and RAW partition. In fact, as long as the partition exists, you can turn to this module to recover lost files quite effectively.


Step 3: Choose the target RAW drive and then click “Full Scan” button. After scanning, you can see the following window.


Step 4: Choose all desired files and then click “Save” to store them on a safe place.

Thus, all work has been done.

If you happened to come across the dilemma that you cannot access to your files in a drive which became RAW on your PC, you can turn to MiniTool Power Data Recovery to timely recover almost all lost data from RAW drive/partition without bringing any damage to the original data.