Got a 1TB that I’ve had for a few years now and it’s used solely for videos. It’s been used in between my 2 WD media players… Not tonight, it’s not being recognized by either player and when I hook it up, it’s coming up as a RAW drive and is not accessiable. Please help, I need to recover this data. I could care less about the drive but I need the data.
Try soime data rewcovery software Recuva is free http://www.piriform.com/recuva/download or EaseUs http://www.easeus.com/resource/repair-raw-disk.htm to try and repair.
Any other suggestions, neither one of those worked.
You might try using TestDiskhttp:// www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk for a repair. I’ve seen this but would only use it as a last resort http://support.microsoft.com/kb/214579 You need to scroll partway down and run the Command Prompt as an administrator to convert a FAT32 drive to NTFS. Some people have had sucess with this in fixing a Raw drive.
If I did that, wouldn’t that over wright the data that is currently on the hard drive? I’ve tried testdesk, no luck. In fact I’ve tried about 5 different programs… Some don’t even see the drive, other’s see the drive but don’t find any files.