Data Recovery

Fix various kinds of problems on computer disk/memory card/usb/flash

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Only Part of the Drive Data Can Be Accessed

Data Recovery after delete, format or missing files

Just the other day, I inserted my external HDD into my computer for copying some important files. However, the problem rose. As I tried to open one of the main folders on this drive, it asked me to format it. Immediately, I tried the rest of file folders. They all could work well as before. Can someone help me out? Thank you in advance!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Convert an External Hard Drive to NTFS from FAT or RAW

The Difference between FAT, NTFS and RAW 

FAT, NTFS and RAW are different types of file system, but there are some differences between them.  FAT is an old type of file system used in some earlier version of Windows and it can only recognize a small hard drives full space. FAT is not often used nowadays; instead NTFS is widely used today, because NTFS has a better performance and security for data restored on hard disk. The RAW is not a regular type of file system but a system error which can be caused by virus attack and hard drive corrupted and more. When your hard drive becomes RAW, you cannot access the data inside and the Windows will show you drive not formatted error.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Help! External Drive Became RAW!

Hi! There! I have a problem. I used the external drive of my friend to watch a movie on my laptop. It worked well. However, when my friend got it back, it didn’t work on his computer. And the computer message says his external hard drive need toformat. He also has a lot of stuff on the drive. So I come here to ask you for help. Is there another way instead of formatting? Now the drive is RAW and cannot work on my laptop, too. Any suggestion could be appreciated.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

How Do I Format a RAW SD Card into NTFS?

SD card is widely used in digital camera and mobile phone, so data loss from SD card becomes a common problem. Data loss from SD card can be caused by many reasons such as accidentally delete, mistakenly format, SD card is infected by virus or SD card is corrupted. Today I would like to tell another reason for data loss from SD card, that is RAW SD card. As we know a normal file system should be FAT (FAT16 / 32) of NTFS, so there is something wrong with your SD card if your SD card becomes unreadable due to RAW filesystem.

Can "RAW" Be Converted to "NTFS" without Formatting

I replaced the power supply in my PC Windows XP and add a new WD 250 GB HD as my master r(C). However, now the drive E becomes black and displayed as RAW file system under properties. I open up the Disk Management and both my drive C and drive E can be recognized. So my question is how can I convert the RAW file system to NTFS without formatting and any data loss? I have not found any reliable software, so I need some help.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

How to Deal with a RAW Drive?

SD card shows RAW file system and blank? RAW is the original state of the drive, which can not be read by the computer. So, in order to make it be recognized by the computer, we should format it to partition it.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Converting FAT32 to NTFS in Win7 Vista XP

I hit a terrible problem recently, but the good news is that I solved it successfully by myself with some help from internet. My story may be a little long but it is worthy of your time. I wish to share this experience with those people who may encounter the same problem in the future. Generally speaking, my story is about converting FAT32 to NTFS in Win7.