I had an external hard-drive with a fat32 partition (which I used for exchanging files between ubuntu and windows), some unallocated space, and a ext4 partition (which I used to backup my linux system).
I then used gparted to enlarge the fat32 partition to include the unallocated space. After that, the hard drive kept working well on ubuntu while on windows I get the message that
The drive is not accessible. The volume does not contain a recognized file system.
Windows' Disk Management says that the drive's file system is RAW. I read around and the only way to solve this seems to reformat the partition, but since it works fine on ubuntu I would first like to understand:
- What happened exactly?
- Is there now way I can fix this without formatting?