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Guidelines to Restore Files from Raw External Hard Disk

External drives are mainly used to keep the backup of important data. It is similar to computer hard drive that comes with large storage capacity and stores all your valuable data such as office documents, photos, songs, videos, etc. It is liked by many people across the globe to store data because files stored in it can be carried anywhere you go. These devices are light weighted and cost effective compared to computer hard disk. Though external disks are very beneficial, you have to be careful while using them. It is more prone to damage, which may be anything like file system corruption, bad sector creation, etc. When file system of your external HDD gets damaged, then it may create a RAW state to the external disk. Any data in RAW USB device will not be recognized when connected to system and become inaccessible. RAW hard disk always indicates that data in it is 0 bytes or sector not found.

Consider one real time scenario: Yesterday I connected my external disk to PC to retrieve some office files, but I was unable to find the location of the device in my system. It indicates that device has turned RAW and because of this problem I was unable to access the important files which I had saved in it. Can anyone suggest me the best way to rescue my files from the RAW external drive?

Well, if you too are facing same kind of issue then do not get worried, just perform RAW external hdd file recovery by using external hard disk recovery software. This is one of the proficient tools, which has ability to restore data from external HDD in an efficient manner. This application comes with powerful scanning engine, using which it will systematically scans the RAW external drive and it will restore RAW external hard drive data in few minutes. There are still many attractive features of this software, before giving detailed explanation on it, let me brief you some situations in which external disk has become RAW state.

When External HDD becomes RAW:

  • Sudden System Shutdown: While accessing the files from external drive to the PC or vice versa, if there is abrupt system shut down due to hard disk failure or power outage then file system of the data present in external device may get corrupted and might become RAW.
  • Improper Handling: When the external HD is not handled in proper way like ejecting without using "Safely Remo Hardware" option, etc. then there is chance that your drive may show o bytes even though data is present in it.
  • Virus Invasion: If the External drive is affected by virus then there is a chance that this harmful virus might corrupt file structure or damage the master boot record on external HDD. In that case there is high chance that your device may become RAW.

In any case your external drive becomes RAW, it makes data present in it inaccessible. Sometimes, it may show that the data is 0 bytes. In that case do not choose to format the drive, just by employing this external hard disk recovery utility, you can easily rescue all data present in it without losing single file.

External features of External Drive Recovery Tool:

External HDD recovery utility is designed by team of data recovery experts using advanced algorithms to easily recover files from RAW external drive on all versions of Windows like Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Vista, etc. With the aid of this restoration application, you can retrieve data from broken, formatted external HD within couple of mouse clicks. You can even restore data from corrupted external hard drive on all versions of Mac such as Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, etc. This software supports multiple extrenal hard disk brands after any data loss calamity. It can easily retrieve data from Samsung HDD, Seagate, Maxtor, Toshiba, WD and many more brands. This efficient tool will bring back data from RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, and NTFS5, Ex FAT partitions, which has been formatted. This retrieval tool can even get back data from memory cards, USB, internal hard disk, etc. within fraction of seconds. You can also preview the recovered files using preview feature provided in the demo version.

Steps to recover files from RAW external drive:

Step 1: Connect your RAW External Hard Drive to the computer through USB port. Download and Install the demo version of the software to Windows computer and run the Software. From the main screen, select “Recover Drives” option and then, from the next screen select “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option to retrieve files from RAW external hard drive.

Recover Files from Raw External Drive - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Now, the software scans and displays a list of drives including RAW External Hard Drive, choose the particular drive that represents your External Hard Drive (RAW drive) from which you need to recover data and click on “Next” button.

Recover Files from Raw External Drive - Select RAW External Drive

Figure 2: Select RAW External Drive

Step 3: After scan process, list of recovered files will be displayed in "Data View" and "File Type View". Then save recovered files using "Save" option on computer.

Recover Files from Raw External Drive - Preview Recovered Files

Figure 3: Preview Recovered Files

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