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My External Hard Drive Went To Raw. Help Me Access My Drive!

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#1 tina6565624



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 05:39 AM

My external hard drive went to RAW after the rebooting and I could not access this drive and inner saved data anymore. I also kept receiving a error message: “The disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?”

Can any one suggest what can I do to save my drive and my saved data?




#2 Edflizabeth452



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 05:33 AM

OK! Don't panic!

As I know, the RAW hard drive often could be fixed by reformatting! So, you also give it a shot.

However, since you've saved something important on it, you are supposed to act carefully before you start to format this drive.


1). DO NOT save anything else on this drive before you've restored all your needed data. Your best bet is not to use it.

2). Connect it to your computer and try to restore your data back for free by applying some RAW drive data recovery freeware online. RAW drive could be caused by virus infection, hard drive damage and computer system problems, etc. Therefore, in order to get back your data, data recovery software could be a good shot.

3). DO NOT save your retrieved data on the same drive in case of data recovery failure.

4). DO NOT forget to format this drive after data recovery process.

5). Learn to make regular data backups from now on.

Good luck!

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