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Windows 7: External HDD suddenly requires formatting, read as RAW instead of ntfs

14 Jun 2014   #61
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Good thing you didn't give us a repeat job.


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14 Jun 2014   #62
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mennojonker View Post
Three quarters of a year later, but I ran into this problem with my external harddrive. Yesterday it was working fine, today it says "Local Disk", inaccessible, and Disk Management tells me the drive is RAW instead of NTFS. Ran "MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition" and sucessfully recovered the partition, with all files and folders showing up and usable as should be.

So... THANK YOU !!!
As Jumanji says in his post, and I think you will find that little program very useful for other things besides partition work.
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14 Jun 2014   #63
mennojonker

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Good thing you didn't give us a repeat job.
Nah... I read before I post...

Registered a long time ago already, just didn't recall my password or e-mail address that O registered with... tried some passwords, didn't work... So created a new account.

I'm not much of a poster. but I did want to express my thanks and let anyone who stumbles into the problem that this is a valid way to go!
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14 Jun 2014   #64
mennojonker

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote:
As Jumanji says in his post, and I think you will find that little program very useful for other things besides partition work.
I'm gonna check into the program more thoroughly... Very useful so far indeed... I am a Systems Administrator, but for this specific purpose, I didn't have a tool yet. Now I do!
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21 Oct 2014   #65
elisa1980

windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mennojonker View Post
Three quarters of a year later, but I ran into this problem with my external harddrive. Yesterday it was working fine, today it says "Local Disk", inaccessible, and Disk Management tells me the drive is RAW instead of NTFS. Ran "MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition" and sucessfully recovered the partition, with all files and folders showing up and usable as should be.

So... THANK YOU !!!
Hello all,

I'm facing the same issue: a perfectly working external 1TB usb 3.0 HD (although I might say it looked strangely slow in copying a few large files.....but I blamed windows 8.1 for this) is now not accessible as it is seen as RAW by Windows.

I downloaded MiniTool Power Recovery Free Edition and would like to use it to recover my files but mennojonker does not say how he succeeded in making the disk/partition again available. Can someone please help me out? How should I use the tool?

Thank you
Elisa
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23 Oct 2014   #66
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi elisa,

Welcome to SevenForums.

It is always better to start a new thread and explain your problem ab-initio rather than tagging on to an old thread.

From what I see you have run MiniTool Power Recovery and not Partition Recovery Wizard in Partition Wizard.

Now go ahead and start a new thread explaining your problem. Alongwith it post a screenshot of how your problem drive appears in Windows Disk Management. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Download, install and run MiniTools Partition Wizard Home Edition v 8.1.1 Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

In the opening screen, click on MiniTool Partition Wizard and not on MiniTool Power Data Recovery.

Post the main screen of Partition Wizard and let us see how your problem drive looks in it.

So let me see you in a new thread with the above information.
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30 Dec 2015   #67
Powerpuff Girls

Windows 7: Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mennojonker View Post
Three quarters of a year later, but I ran into this problem with my external harddrive. Yesterday it was working fine, today it says "Local Disk", inaccessible, and Disk Management tells me the drive is RAW instead of NTFS. Ran "MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition" and sucessfully recovered the partition, with all files and folders showing up and usable as should be.

So... THANK YOU !!!

How did you do that? I've downloaded the program and not sure what to do. It's a 32GB MicroSD card.
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