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External Hard Drive in RAW Format

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    External Hard Drive in RAW Format


    Is there a way I can back up my files from my 2tb WD My Passport External Hard Drive? I have a lot of files on there which I want to back up and convert to NTFS

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    Maryland USA
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    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    You will need to format that RAW drive if you know theres nothing on it.

    How big is that drive?

    Do you want to chop it up for other things as well?

    I use PERSONAL BACKUP 5, its free and can schedule backups automatically.,.

    It has a wizard and advanced interface depending on your needs..
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Is there a way I can back up my files from my 2tb WD My Passport External Hard Drive?
    Not clear what the OP is asking.

    Perhaps he had files on the drive - then it started showing up as raw?
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Is there a way I can back up my files from my 2tb WD My Passport External Hard Drive?
    Not clear what the OP is asking.

    Perhaps he had files on the drive - then it started showing up as raw?
    That's my opinion too. Probably lost formatting on that drive. Now if it's because of damage to the drive or other cause could determine the way to salvage files. Easus Data Recovery Wizard promises to extract files even from that condition. Problem is if the drive is physically damaged, than it might mot be possible to salvage everything an maybe nothing at all.
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    He might be able to recover the partition(s) , Aomei is good for that.

    Free partition manager download for managing your PCs and Servers.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Thanks guys for answering. I just gave up and erased all my files. I had about 189gb on it but none were like that important
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