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How can I convert RAW file Format to NTFS?

I have a GM SATA 160GB External Hard Drive that is USB compatible.During a recent file transfer, a suspected Virus infection caused all folders to executable files which even could not be viewed. Failing in several attempts to recover any of the affected files, I resorted to various formatting procedures including Low-level formatting. RAW file format resulted and now I need an NTFS file format to be able to use the drive!

Any useful suggestions???
Thank you.

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  1. when you plug the drive up to the computer, it should show up in the "My Computer" list of drives. When you right click on that drive, it should give you an option that will allow you to FORMAT the drive. Once the format windows opens, choose the type you want.

    or, click on Start-->Run

    Then in the text box, type "cmd"

    once there, type in the following line with the correct drive directory.


    format [Drive Label] (example: "format H:\" )

    once you have entered this, hit the enter key
  2. Best answer
    Step 1

    Locate your partition in Windows Explorer by clicking the "Start," then "Computer" buttons.

    Step 2

    Right click the partition you wish to convert. This right click will bring up a context menu.

    Step 3

    Click the "Format" heading on the context menu, and wait for a dialog box to appear.

    Step 4

    Select the NTFS option from the pull down menu under the "File System" heading.

    Step 5

    Click the "Start" button from the bottom right corner of the window to begin the formatting process.

    Step 6

    Verify the file system of the drive by right clicking it once, and selecting the "Properties" heading upon completion of the formatting process to ensure your partition is, in fact, formatted to NTFS.

    I hope this helps!

    Brett M,
    Windows Outreach Team
  3. Best answer selected by Erle Stanley Awuku.
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