How to Restore Raw NTFS Partition?

Partition is a part or section of the hard disk where you can store data. Each partition of hard drive serves as a separate hard drive. Partitioning a hard drive in Windows OS is a better way to organize the data in a proper manner. While partitioning, you can select either FAT or NTFS file system. Most of the times, NTFS is preferred because NTFS tries to store data in a defragmented manner and the performance is higher compared to FAT. While creating partition using third party utilities, you may come across partition errors, which may lead to partition loss. You can use NTFS recovery software for recover raw NTFS partition.

File system is the main component of any operating system like Microsoft Windows. It is responsible for managing files and directories on your hard drive. It is very prone to failure and it may render all of your hard drive partitions invisible and inaccessible. At the same time, your computer may become unbootable and all the stored data becomes inaccessible. When it got damaged, then it becomes RAW. In such cases, you can recover RAW NTFS partition or to retrieve data from missing, lost or inaccessible NTFS partitions using this tool.

When the file system corruption occurs, the file becomes RAW and Windows cannot recognize the RAW file system. Thus it cannot locate the stored data and access it. This behavior results into serious partition loss situations and Partition Recovery is required to restore RAW NTFS partition.

You may need to retrieve RAW NTFS partition if it displays as corrupted and you encounter the error messages are follows:

  • "NTFS partition not accessible"
  • "The directory or file is corrupt or unreadable. Please run Chkdsk utility"
  • ": is not accessible. The parameter is incorrect."

When you go through the drive properties, the file system will show as RAW. By running the command-line Chkdsk utility on the partition of hard drive to check its stability and steadiness, you get the error message that explains:

  • "The type of the file system is NTFS. Warning! F parameter not specified. Running chkdsk in read only mode. Corrupt master file table. Chkdsk aborted."

There are many reasons that are responsible for errors and NTFS related issues like damaging of file system and corrupted drive structure. It also occurs due virus infection, sudden system shutdown, human mistakes, incompatibility of applications, interrupted power supply and many others. NTFS Recovery software can recover RAW NTFS partition in some simple clicks.

To get rid from this problem, you can replace the corrupted file system and other data arrangements of system's hard drive. However, hard drive formatting can recover out the problems mostly, but doing so can also deletes all the partitions of hard drive and saved data. So by using NTFS recovery utility you can restore RAW NTFS partition. To recover lost data from raw NTFS partition quickly, it is suggested to use NTFS recovery software.

These applications are particularly designed to methodically scan entire hard drive using efficient scanning mechanisms and retrieve NTFS files deleted or lost from the computer. With interactive and simple graphical user interface, these software are quite easy to retrieve RAW NTFS partition and do not require sound and prior technical skills. It is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2008, Windows 2003 server. So it make possible to recover files from NTFS on Windows 7.

Simple Steps to Recover RAW NTFS Partition:

Step 1: Download and install free demo version of Raw NTFS Partition Recovery software. After installation select "RECOVER PARTITIONS / DRIVES" from the main window to restore RAW NTFS partition.

Recover RAW NTFS Partition - Main screen

Step 2: Select "PARTITION RECOVERY" to recover raw NTFS partition. Then select the hard drive from where your partition is missing. The software scans the drive for the file system. After it is located, you can scan it for your data. When, it will retrieve RAW NTFS partition data, all your files will be listed in a list.

Recover RAW NTFS Partition -Select partition recovery