lost D drive (Win 10 update 1703 converted D NTFS to RAW)

MeSo2

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#1
I used EasyRE to fix my boot problem. Now I can boot into my system again. :sweat:
But now comes the real challenge, will I be able to recover my partition that turned to RAW?
What tool should I use for that? This is my post on TechNet describing my situation.
I have a backup of the RAW partition on a separate drive. I used dd for that.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
iirc (I don't have EasyRE, and haven't actually used it), it has Testdisk available from the start menu.
You can use that to try and recover your RAW partition.
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Terry60

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Staff member
#5
If I'm wrong and Testdisk isn't included, you can pick it up for free from their website.
It should help you either way.
 

MeSo2

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#6
Thank you Terry. I am running Testdisk as I'm typing. It is taking a long time for a 3GB drive... The problem that I am having is that Testdisk is finding the partition, but not the filesystem. And running >chkdsk /f n: is giving me this error:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Unable to determine volume version and state. CHKDSK aborted.

and doing >fsutil dirty set n: will produce this:
Error: The parameter is incorrect.
 

Terry60

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Staff member
#7
I have used Testdisk (successfully) in the distant past to recover stuff from a damaged HDD, but so long ago that I can't remember any details of what or how.
Your best bet for help with it is to go to them direct, where the help will probably be more current and relevant than I could offer, even if my memory recall were perfect.
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