Cannot Access USB Thumb Drive before Formatting Disk

"I need to copy some data, but my PC says I cannot access my USB thumb drive before formatting disk. I used my USB thumb drive several days ago and it still worked perfectly, today the thumb drive becomes RAW format and not accessible. What to do to open a RAW USB thumb drive without formatting?"

"I am unable to open my USB flash drive before formatting because it changes to RAW file system. Once I click the USB flash drive, I receive a message reporting disk drive is not formatted do you want to format it now. How do I access my USB flash drive if I do not want to format it?"

"Hi there! I need help to extract some photos from my USB thumb drive that has RAW drive error and shows 0 byte space. There are many files on this thumb drive, but the most important data for me is about 4GB photos. Can you introduce any solution for photo recovery from RAW USB thumb drive before format?"

It is not possible to copy or move files to another drive for backup when you are not able to open your USB thumb drive due to RAW file system, so you need to rely on professional tool to extract all inaccessible files from the RAW drive.

Inaccessible USB Thumb Drive Recovery without Formatting

iCare Data Recovery  is designed for Windows PC users who run into data loss problems due to various kinds of reasons. Therefore, if your USB thumb drive is not accessible and requires formatting, you can free download this software to retrieve lost data. Now, please refer to the steps below to recover every file you need:

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Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on computer. Select a proper scan mode after running the software.

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Step2. Choose the RAW USB thumb drive and then you only need to wait in the scanning process.

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Step3. You can preview found images and office files when scanning is finished and then you can save all lost data.

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It is a common problem that you cannot access USB thumb drive before formatting disk. When you encounter the similar problem, please do not hurry to format the thumb drive. Instead, you can reinsert the USB thumb drive to another PC to see if it can work normally. If you are sure that the file system of thumb drive is corrupted, you can run iCare Data Recovery to rescue data.

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