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How to rescue files from RAW USB hard disk asking to format?


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BryantCon0

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Recently, my Seagate USB hard disk, which holds many of my important dell PC photos, documents, videos and some files, gets RAW file system error. My Windows 7 computer cannot read it and only tells me to format it before any access. But, I am really afraid the formatting will erase everything stored inside. So, in order to take the original data out as soon as possible, I search the related topic and find RAW file system external drive recovery software can help me to recover them back. And many we friends recommend me to try some related data recovery software, like http://www.icare-rec...o-reformat.html or http://www.piriform.com/recuva?

But, I am not sure whether it is proper for me. How do you think about it? Please help me somehow!


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recuva is a good option

http://www.cgsecurit...g/wiki/TestDisk testdisk is another good option though it's configuration and use is a bit more hands on.


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here's a good guide for using testdisk to fix the raw drive (one of my 2 favourite programs along with photorec, which is a program to recover lost files.) :- http://html5.litten....nly-became-raw/

 

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Edited by terry1966, 25 October 2015 - 02:02 AM.

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