Rescue Data from Windows 7 RAW Drive

Recently, when I started my system and I could not access my Windows systems. The problem is that the hard drive is working perfectly but the file system shows either blank or designated "RAW file system" rather than showing NTFS in the primary partition on the original hard drive of Windows 7. And also, the secondary partition on my original hard drive shows unformatted. It contains my valuable data. Is there any way to get back my files from the Windows 7 that shows raw file systems? Is there any way to resolve this problem?"

This is a common problem in any data recovery forum. Before knowing the Recovery details, first let’s understand, what is this Raw File system? The RAW file system is a state of the hard or any storage device that has no file systems or the file system type information is missing or inconsistent between several system tables. Because there is no file system on the drive, there can be no files or folders on the drive, and it cannot be used to store data. This situation can be caused by a number of reasons such as format failure, virus infection, power outages, accidentally shut down operating system, etc. The tables storing the file system information often get damaged due to these issues.

Now, you have lost all your data stored on your Windows 7 systems. Even if you try to convert the RAW file system, there are chances of losing your data. In such instances, if you lose your data, what will you do? Scared!! There is no need to get scared; there is a solution for all your problems. You can easily perform the raw file system recovery with the help of Remo Recover software. It can rescue all your files without any loss of precision from your Windows 7 raw file system.

Errors encountered while accessing RAW file systems

When you access your Windows 7 RAW file system, you might get an error message like "The disk in drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?” In such situations, if we click "No", you cannot access the drive and if you click on "Yes", then you will lose all of the files stored on your Windows 7 drive. Following are some of the other commonly found error messages:

  • When you are running the CHKDSK, you may get: “The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives”
  • While trying to open the drive in Windows Explorer: “You need to format the disk in drive before you can use it. Do you want to format it?”
  • While performing certain console operations: “This volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted. The volume does not contain a recognized file system.”

How Remo can help you?

Remo Recover (Windows / Mac) is specially designed to handle such error messages. This tool can effectively go deep into the Windows 7 drives and scans your drive rigorously for several times and extracts all your files from the raw file system within few minutes. This application supports recovery of all file types including music, pictures, RAW images, videos, movies, documents, office files (DOC, PPTX, XLS, DOCX, PPT, etc.), even compressed files and so on from your Windows 7 file system that shows “RAW”. Also, it can successfully restore data from other storage media like pen drives, external hard drives, memory cards, music players, etc. in addition, not just only from Windows 7, it even recovers data from the raw file systems of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8 and other OS.  

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Unique features of Remo Recover:

  • Supports quick and safe recovery 
  • Highly intuitive GUI to facilitate even the user with no or less technical knowledge
  • Metro-styled interface ensures recovery on touch-enabled devices
  • Offers free-evaluation copy to testify its ability

Watch this video guide for complete recovery procedure:


Do's and Don’ts with Windows installed hard disk drive

  • Regularly backup very important data in external storage devices
  • Always attempt for recovery of hard disk bad sectors
  • Use updated antivirus tool to scan hard disk regularly

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