Drive accidentally turned RAW and inaccessible? How to perform diskpart fix RAW partition? Here this post on MiniTool provides you with comprehensive guidance on how to format RAW partition without losing data CMD.

Overview of RAW Partition

RAW drive indicates that the file system of the drive is missing or damaged. Typically, a virus attack, incomplete formatting, bad sectors, power failure, etc. may trigger a RAW file system. If the internal hard drive or external storage device becomes RAW, you are unable to access the drive and data on it.

One of the most commonly used ways to fix the RAW drive is to use the diskpart tool to format RAW to another recognized file system, like NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, etc. Keep reading to get the exhaustive instructions.

Detailed Steps to Diskpart Fix RAW Partition

As is well known, disk formatting is a process of removing existing files and creating a new file system on the disk. How can you fix RAW partition with CMD without data loss? First, you need to recover data from the RAW drive. Second, you can format the RAW partition by using diskpart.

Process 1. Recover Data From the RAW Partition

Is it possible to access and restore files from a RAW drive? Of course, yes. As long as you turn to MiniTool Power Data Recovery, the best data recovery software, you can recover files from a RAW drive easily.

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Step 1. Launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free to enter its home page. Then you can select the RAW drive and click the Scan button.

scan the RAW drive

Step 2. After scanning, all files will be categorized by file path by default. You can switch to the Type category list to view and find files by file type. Besides, the Filter and Search features are beneficial for finding the required files.

More exciting still, you can preview the files for confirmation before recovering them.

filter and preview the files

Step 3. Finally, select all needed items and click the Save button to choose a safe location to store the recovered files. Of course, you should not choose the RAW drive.

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Process 2. Format RAW Partition Without Losing Data CMD

After rescuing the files on the RAW partition, now you can format RAW to another file system without worry. Here we will show you how to perform diskpart RAW to NTFS without losing data.

Step 1. Open Command Prompt as an administrator.

Step 2. In the new window, type the following command lines. Please remember to press Enter after each command line.

  • diskpart
  • list disk
  • select disk * (* represents the disk number)
  • list partition
  • select partition * (You need to replace * with the actual RAW partition number)
  • format fs=ntfs quick (You can replace “ntfs” with another desired file system)
diskpart format disk command lines

Step 3. Once the command lines are executed, the RAW drive should be formatted to the NTFS file system and ready for reuse.

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If the diskpart format is stuck at 0 percent or run into some other errors, you can opt for MiniTool Partition Wizard for RAW drive formatting. This software is effective in disk formatting, creation, deletion, resizing, merging, splitting, copying, etc.

The Format Partition feature is available in the free edition of MiniTool Partition Wizard.

Step 1. Download, install, and run MiniTool Partition Wizard.

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Step 2. Select the RAW partition, then scroll down to click the Format Partition option from the left menu bar. Or, you can right-click the RAW partition to select Format from the context menu.

format the partition

Step 3. Specify the partition label, choose the NTFS file system, and click the OK button.

Step 4. Preview the format effect. Finally, click the Apply button to make this change take effect.

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Wrapping Things Up

To sum up, this post describes how to carry out diskpart fix RAW partition without data loss. You need to recover files using MiniTool Power Data Recovery first, then format the partition for reuse.

Should you have any questions when using MiniTool software, feel free to contact us via [email protected].

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