Data recovery of RAW format partitions

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how to recover data of a harddisk which has data with FILE system changed to raw
 how to convert file system from raw to ntfs
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you can try this

If your partition have a letter assigned?
if you have for example partition with letter c: you can try
chkdsk /r c: in your command line
noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009

Do not run CHKDSK on it at all. First of all we need to find out why and how did it change to RAW.
Please shed some light on this step - how did it happen?
To recover data from the partition try using Recuva on it 
It is free.
Also you can recover data from such partitions using Volume Explorer tool from Paragon products (trial version for Backup & Recovery Home will work fine).
Not gonna happen.

If you have an external drive USB case and this is the issue,then attach the drive directly to a drive port on your system.
If that doesn't work,download a product called Getdataback for ntfs from and see if your files are recoverable.

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