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Recovering data from hard drive with RAW file system.

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I have a hard drive out of an old computer, and I need to recover the data. The file system is RAW. Chkdsk will not check it. I get a cyclic redundancy error upon trying to open the drive in windows. Xcopy will not copy the data in cmd prompt. I have purcahsed your software already, and the drive with the RAW file sytem does not appear in the clone window. I read of a "trueimagecmd.exe" that is included in your enterprise software, and it appears that is what I need. I appreciate any suggestions for dealing with this corrupted drive. Thanks.

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RAW is not a file system. RAW indicates disk is missing a file system, or the file system cannot be recognized.
With ATI 2012, some users have problems with their USB disks: they become RAW after having installed 2012. The problem disappears after uninstalling 2012.

If the disk remains RAW after uninstalling 2012 and on other computers where ATI 2012 has never been installed, you will need to use recovery software to try to recovery anything from the drive.

If you have it, I am not clear on how to solve the "2012 makes disks appear RAW" issue. You could try the beta of 2013 and see what happens.

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ATI 2012 did not make my disk raw. It was corrupt and raw to begin with. It was returning cyclic redundancy check errors, and I thought ATI 2012 could recover the data in standalone booted mode, but I was mistaken. Does your Backup & Recovery 11 Advanced Workstation come with "trueimagecmd.exe"? I need to copy the data to a new harddrive. I have a 1tb drive which I can copy the failed 750gb drive sector by sector.

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OK. ATI will not help you recovery the data on the corrupted disk, unless you used it prior to its corruption to do a backup/

You will have to google tools to help you do that. Have low expectations with what you will recover, but worth a try.

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Don't format the hard drive directly, or you may lose all the data which has been stored on this hard drive. It is suggested that you don't perform any operation on the disk and recover data from raw hard drive with reliable data recovery software, like Jihosoft File Recovery.

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Well, you can try recovery tool, that is helpful for me.

How to Recover Lost Files from Hard Disk

 

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I should add that all of the data recovery experts that I have ever spoken to strongly recommend against using any of these data recovery programs. They suggest that they might make it impossible for them to recover your data if you end up needing to take your hard drive to a recovery service. I'm also told that these programs vary very greatly in quality. I won't pass on any potentially libelous statements about any of these products, but I can tell you that Pandora Recovery

https://www.pandorarecovery.com/hard-drive-data-recovery.html is very highly regarded by just about everyone who has reviewed/tried it. e.g.