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RAW harddisk file format

harddisk after reconnecting it became "RAW" file format . how to get back same ntfs format
 because of "raw" no data can seeen
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Since you have data on the drive that you want to recover, before doing anything to the drive, make a clone of it http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/home-edition/.  You do not want to risk writing to it and potentially make things worse.

Now operate on the clone, keeping the original in a safe place.  GetDataBack (www.runtime.org) and Recuva (http://www.piriform.com/recuva) would be my choices of software to use.
Darr247

TestDisk can also image the disk before making any changes, by the way.
noxcho

Connect it to another machine and see if the drive is still RAW or not. Did you connect it to anything else before it went RAW?
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