(Last Updated On: April 23, 2018)
Today, we are going to discuss how to recover deleted files from hard drives, but also external devices, such as USD flash drive and SD card. Many PC users had reported an error while they tried to open a partition of any storage drive. The error is “The Volume Does Not Contain a Recognized File System”. In this article, we will teach you about “The Volume Does Not Contain A Recognized File System” and provide a way to recover data from the volume that shows RAW file system. The problem can be fixed and all data saved on the inaccessible drives can be recovered. There are many reasons that could lead your storage drive volume to file system unrecognized problem:
- interruption during software installation
- getting attacked by a virus
- users’ misapplication
- the abnormal shutdown of the computer
- file system conversion failure
- accidental deletion of necessary system files
- physical failures like a bad sector
- unstable or insufficient power supply
How to fix The Volume Does Not Contain A Recognized File System
I’m writing this guide because I have experienced the error and figured out a 100% working method to fix this error and recovered files successfully from inaccessible drives that suddenly become RAW. Check out the following image to see how a RAW volume looks like:
In the above image, you can see that G:/ drive has become RAW volume on my laptop. When a volume becomes RAW then you don’t have access to the data that is stored on that drive. You might be thinking that what happens when you try to open a RAW volume on your computer. Well, when you try to open a RAW volume, it suddenly asks to format and then display an error which is The Volume Does Not Contain A Recognized File System.
Data is very important to everyone, so you don’t want to format the drive that becomes RAW. Check out the following image to see the error:
There are two ways you can easily fix this error. In method #1, you have to format the volume to reuse the drive. What if, you have very important data on that drive and you have no intentions to lose the data. In that case, I recommend you to go with the method #2. In this second method, you will not lose any data and I also teach you how to recover data from the inaccessible drive.
Tip: If you are getting “The Volume Does Not Contain A Recognized File System” error on your PC hard drive. Simply, format the drive and popup message will disappear but you will lose the data. Format the RAW volume when you don’t have any important data on your drive.
How to recover data from the RAW volume drive
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to recover data from the RAW volume. In this recovery process, our team is going to use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard tool which is totally free and allow you to recover deleted, formatted or otherwise inaccessible data from your hard drive. Complete the following steps to start recovering deleted or inaccessible data from your hard drive. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the professional data recovery solution restores data under different data loss conditions, such as deleting, formatted or lost partition. Here are steps:
- Download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Technician trial version from the link
- Install the Recovery Tool on your PC
- Launch the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard tool from the desktop
Once you launch the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Technician, you will see different drives from your PC. Select the drive and click the Scan button. See the following image:
After clicking on Scan button, the software will start scanning old and deleted files from the drive. There are two type of Scan methods such as Quick Scan and Executing Deep Scan. Once the scan is completed then you are able to see all formatted and deleted files in EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.
Select the folders and files that you want to recover from the RAW volume. Now click the Recover button from the bottom-right corner and specify the location where you want to save those recovered files. It will take few minutes to process. Once it is done, you are free to go and use the files.
I hope, this article helped you to recover data from the inaccessible drives. If you need help, leave your comment below.