A blunder “The volume does not contain a file system that can be recognized”. Please ensure that all essential file system drivers are installed and that the volume is not corrupted before proceeding “When you insert an external hard drive, flash drive, or memory card with a missing, corrupted, or damaged file system, this message may appear. Even if this issue prohibits you from accessing data on the disk, don’t worry. This post will explain why you are getting this issue, how to recover data from a RAW or inaccessible disc, and how to simply resolve the error with Windows 10/8/7.
Your Volume Doesn’t Contain a Recognized File System – What Should You Do?
Method 1: Run SFC (System File Checker) Command
SFC (System File Checker) is a built-in Windows troubleshooting tool. You may use this tool to scan for and repair corruption in system files. With the aid of the instructions below, use this way to get rid of the error:
a. Type cmd in Windows search box to open Command Prompt and click Run as administrator.
b. Type SFC/Scannow command and hit Enter.
c. This command scans all the corrupted system files and replaces them with a cached copy, which is located in a zip/compressed folder at Windows operating system folder (%WinDir%\System32\dllcache).
d. Wait until the process is completed and type Exit to close the Command Prompt.
e. Restart the system to see if the error ‘Value does not contain a recognized file system’ has been fixed.
Method 2: Scan Drive for Errors
If your drive is corrupted, you may examine and scan it to see if it can be repaired. Connect your hard drive to the computer and follow the procedures below:
a. Open File Explorer and go to This PC.
b. Right-click on the drive with which you are encountering the error and click Properties.
c. Go to Tools, and click Check.
d. After that, you will be prompted with a dialog box. Click Scan drive.
e. This helps Windows to check any errors or corruption with the drive. Once done, close the window and go back to This PC to check if you can access your drive now.
Method 3: Run CHKDSK Command
The CHKDSK command tool aids in the detection and repair of drive corruption. It also aids in the identification of faulty sectors on the hard disk. You may use this utility to correct the problem by following these steps:
a. Open Command prompt, run it as an administrator and type chkdsk f: f (where f: is the drive letter) and hit Enter.
Method 4: Fix the Drive with Unrecognized File System
If this issue occurs, open Drive Management and check to see if the disk is listed as Unallocated. Try the following actions to repair it:
a. Right-click on the Unallocated drive, and click New Simple Volume.
b. On the next prompt, click Next > Next and then specify the volume size.
c. On the next wizard, click ‘Assign the following drive letter’, give a letter to the drive, and click Next.
d. On the next prompt, click ‘Format this volume with the following settings’.
e. Against file system, select NTFS, and click Next to proceed.
f. Click Finish. Restart the system and see if the issue has been fixed.
When an internal or external drive or flash drive is occupied with corrupt system files, faulty sectors, unallocated space, or a drive has become RAW, the error ‘Volume does not contain a recognized file system’ arises. You may correct the issue by using the techniques described in this blog, such as using the SFC command to check for and fix system file corruption, scanning drives for faults, using the CHKDSK command to solve errors, or formatting the disk.
These approaches may be quite useful in resolving this problem and making your disk accessible once more. However, attempting to remedy the problem using methods such as the CHKDSK command or fixing the RAW drive may result in the loss of vital data contained on the drive.