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Solved 3 out of 4 NTFS partitions changed to RAW

July 3, 2011 at 09:54:34
Specs: Windows 7

NTFS disks changed to RAW

I have an external drive with 3 missing NTSF partitions out of 4, and they are now seen as RAW. I ran the TestDisk, which found and listed each of the partitions twice. Yet the Deeper Search did not find them, it only found the one good partition. Any suggestions as to how I can recover them? Or have I lost them?


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#1
July 3, 2011 at 11:02:05

http://www./datarecoveryw...

You can try this free software to recover the data. Might work, might not.


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#2
July 3, 2011 at 12:01:01

Thanks for the reply - the URL string you suggested is not completely displayed - can you re-list it?

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#3
July 3, 2011 at 12:16:33
✔ Best Answer

Google for easus free data recovery. The link won't work for some reason.

You could also try a program called recuva.


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#4
July 3, 2011 at 12:38:43

It is a link not a way to cut and paste.

Click on the link he posted.

If not that see testdisk.

I'd be worried the hard drive or some other part is failing.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#6
July 3, 2011 at 12:57:08

Thanks for the easus reference - I'm checking it out now.

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#7
July 3, 2011 at 12:58:10

Thanks for the reply. The link isn't working, and i've tried testdisk - it does not find the corrupted partitions. I'm goin gto try easeus.

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#8
July 3, 2011 at 19:25:57

Sorry, the link is bad indeed.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#9
July 3, 2011 at 19:59:32

If you have not dropped the drive or otherwise damaged it, your problem was probably caused by you NOT clicking on the Safely Remove Hardware icon in your Taskbar and STOPping accessing the drive BEFORE you unplugged the drive while Windows was running.
See response 2:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...


There are several programs that you could try that will probably fix your problem.

Specifically, links to some programs that can repair the data damage are here -
see response 2:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...


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#10
July 3, 2011 at 20:08:04

Thanks for the reply -
I didn't drop it - what happened was I used Windows media to rip a CD that had individual files I had previously copied - The folder I was ripping to was on the drive that went from NTFS to RAW. I think that is what did the damage. Windows Media said the CD could not be ripped, and when I opened the CD I saw the files that only needed to be copied, not ripped. the next time I tried to access the folder I was told it did not exist, and the drive showed as RAW.

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#11
July 10, 2011 at 10:18:01

When TestDisk didn't work, I tried and bought easeus - it restored my partitions and recovered all the files. It worked great! Thanks for the help!

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#12
July 10, 2011 at 11:37:49

We're glad to hear you found a solution.

I have used the freeware Easeus Partition Master Home Edition or similar and have found it to be good too.


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