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How to Change RAW to NTFS (File System)
When your PC doesn't recognize your drive file system
The RAW file system can be caused by a number of reasons such as virus infection, format failure, sudden shutdown of the operating system, power outages, etc.
There are many ways to convert RAW to NTFS:
Method 1: Convert RAW to NTFS file system with CMD
The first option is to make use of the built-in disk management utility provided by the windows. In order to do so, follow the steps mentioned below:
First of all, right-click on ‘My computer’ and hit the button saying ‘Manage’.
Go to ‘Computer Management’.
Make a click on ‘Disk Management’.
Look up the raw local drive that you are willing to fix. Mark it as an active device.
Right-click on the drive, in order to visit its properties.
Go to Security, Advanced, Owner, Edit, Other users or groups, Advanced, Find Now. Then choose the user listed first and hit the OK button.
Reboot the system and try accessing the raw drive. It would be accessible now.
Method 2: Run Disk Management to convert RAW to NTFS
Open the command prompt by using the run command.
Type in the following command and press the enter key: diskpart.
Type X: /FS :NTFS followed by the enter key. (X being the drive letter).
This would transform the raw drive into the NTFS system. Your data would become accessible now.
Method 3: Change the RAW file system to NTFS by using the System Recovery option
Open up the system recovery options on your computer.
Choose the ‘Startup Repair’ option among the list of other choices.
Go to ‘Recovery Options’.
Now attach any kind of removable storage media to the USB port of your system.
Open up the command prompt and launch notepad by typing n: notepad.
Locate the raw drive.
In case you cannot access your raw drive, copy all your backup files and paste them to the external drive.
Now terminate the command prompt.
Open it again and type in the following command followed by the enter key: chkdsk /f/r.
The above solutions convert the RAW drive partition into NTFS and you can access the data easily on the drive.