Table of Contents
How to Perform RAW Format Recovery?
Symptoms of RAW Flash Drive
Reasons causing RAW Flash Drive
Tips for USB Flash Drive Usage
Your USB flash drive becomes RAW? Windows prompts you to format your USB flash drive? You cannot open your USB drive?
Take it easy, all of these problems can be solved. Keep reading!
To put it straightforward, you need three things: your USB flash drive, iCare Data Recovery Pro, a USB connection cable. iCare Data Recovery Pro can be free download, and the other two things, I believe, you are already prepared. Plug your USB flash drive to computer via the cable. After the computer recognizes it as a drive letter, you can follow the step-by-step procedures to perform USB flash drive RAW format recovery.
Step 1. Start iCare Data Recovery Pro. You will get a wizard containing four recovery modules. Choose a module for your case.
Step 2. Select your flash drive and click “Recover” button to scan all files existing on your USB flash drive.
Step 3. Then you will see a scanning wizard, which will automatically close after the scan. Tick a partition (normally, it is already ticked) to preview and choose “Show Files”.
Step 4. Check the quality of the recoverable files and mark those you want to recover. Hit “Save Files” to save them.
After data recovery, you can perform RAW drive fix so as to convert the USB flash drive from RAW to NTFS or FAT32.
==>> If the RAW flash drive cannot be formatted by Windows, you can refer to this article for solution - Windows is not able to format error>>
You must feel familiar with this message “drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now”. When windows warns you to format your USB flash drive, it means your flash drive gets damaged, and the data on the drive cannot be accessible. If you open the property of your drive, you will find that the file system has become RAW, and the available space is 0 byte. Then your USB flash drive is called a RAW flash drive. It also shows in other forms, such as the file names become weird and strange, drive cannot be detected etc. Although your flash drive becomes RAW, it is not useless yet. We cannot recover files from it, while the recovery software can do it.
Sometimes, your memory card might be unable to be detected by computer when it turns to RAW format. However, you do not need to worry because iCare Data Recovery software can also help recover data even if the memory card is not recognized by PC.
When USB flash drive turns to RAW file system, you will receive USB drive not formatted error message. Sometimes, you would select "Yes" to format the USB drive and then find that all data was erased due to formatting. In this situation, as long as you do not write any new data to the formatted flash drive, you can run iCare Data Recovery software to unformat flash memory and retrieve lost files.