External Hard-Drive became RAW. Cannot access data

External Hard-Drive became RAW. Cannot access data?

1. Q:

External Hard-Drive became RAW. Cannot access data?

The HDD shows up as RAW. It is recognized in Device Manager (The drivers load with no yellow exclamation marks) but not Disk Management. Windows Explorer tells me to Format the Ext. HDD. I have not re-formatted the Ext. HDD. If I format the device, what are the chances of recovering the data ? Is there a way to clone the Ext.HDD and format that unknown 0 byte partition so I can try formatting it and recovering it

1. A:

Sometime when we want to access a disk / drive / partition or USB drive, memory card, SD card, a popup dialogue box is shown bellow as: "The disk in drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?". In this situation, the file system is shown as "RAW" when we check the disk property. If we click "No", the partition cannot be accessed. On contrary, if we click "Yes", of course, we will lose all of the files stored on this partition.

2, Use Aidfile data recovery software "Full Scan" to recover files by file types if the drive showing as "raw" file system partition..

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