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What can I do to rescue needed files from RAW Seagate hard drive?

My Seagate hard drive file system turned into RAW in this morning. I just could not access anything inside this drive without formatting process. But, I also worry perhaps the immediate formatting process will also erase everything inside this hard drive. Am I right? What can I do to rescue my drive files before formatting this RAW drive to NTFS? Any idea or suggestion here will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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From my understanding, the RAW file system external hard disk often can be fixed by simple formatting process. However, before any format, in case of losing anything important inside, it is also necessary to recover data out from this RAW file system drive at first.
Therefore, from now on, avoid ending losing everything crucial, stop adding fresh data on this drive and also apply drive data recovery software to scan this drive as soon as possible.
Generally, as long as these left original drive files are not corrupted or rewritten, you often get high chances to take them back with success.
Hope your situation is not too bad yet.

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Well, in your case, if you do have prepared a drive data backup in advance, you can avoid many data recovery troubles and directly copy all your needed drive stuffs back. Therefore, after rescuing all your drive data back, just learn a valuable lesson to make drive data backups well all the time in the future.
But, now, to take your preferred drive stuffs back, do not format this drive and also save nothing else on this drive. Simply connect it to your PC and start RAW drive data recovery software to scan this drive and see how much your original drive data is still recoverable.
Here is an article for you to know more data recovery stuff:
http://www.ucfix.com/data-recovery/seagate-external-disk-raw-file-system-data-recovery.html

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Need to know detailed steps to get your RAW drive stuffs back?
OK! Here is a RAW drive data recovery video tutorial that can tell you to rescue your drive files back in details:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLg3SUfDrEI
Carefully follow its steps and try to take your drive stuffs back as many as possible.
Good luck!

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In your case, in order to successfully rescue your files, you'd better never format this drive till you've rescued everything back.
What you are supposed to do right now is to plunge it to your PC and find efficient data recovery software to take your drive stuffs back.
Have any idea about RAW drive data recovery software? If not, don't worry! You also can take chances with the below ones:
RAW external hard drive file recovery
Learn how to deal with RAW drive
Hope these articles can help you out.

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Yes, you are right the blind formatting process can cause Seagate drive file loss problems. So, as you've done, do not format this drive temporarily and connect this drive to your PC to see whether efficient RAW drive data recovery software can help you get your needed files back with ease, like:
http://seagate-drive-recovery.blogspot.com/2014/05/seagate-external-hard-drive-raw.html
Note: Save nothing else on this drive before data recovery.
Save all restored drive data on computer partitions in case of data recovery failures.
And also prepare hard dive data backups well all the time to avoid data loss troubles in the future.

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Well in this case i suppose you need backup help and for that technical people can better guide you.

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Need restore my RAW file system back to NTFS without losing any hard drive files?


Still don't know what you can do to rescue your lost drive files right now?
OK! I have ever followed a video tutorial to resolve solve such hard drive data loss problems from here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1F72QPGHm8
You can also check it and follow its steps to see whether all your files could be restored successfully.
In the future, to avoid such data loss troubles, always regularly save your drive stuffs on several places, not only on one hard drive.


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