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I have a USB external drive that has changed from NTFS format to a RAW status. File explorer shows folders but they are empty. File manager shows a healthy NTFS partition. CHKDSK returns "the type of the file system is RAW" and AOEMI PAssist shows partition as unallocated. Is there a recommended fix?


  • @Cjgreen, If you don't need data of the partition, you can use Windows Disk Management to format or recreate the partition.
    If you want to recover data, please try to use Partition Recovery Wizard of AOMEI Partition Assistant to see if it can help you find and recover partitions.
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