RAW Flash Drive Is Not Formatted

"Can I recover data from RAW flash drive which reports not formatted error? I connect my flash drive to my computer to transfer some data, but my PC recognizes the flash drive as a RAW drive. Then, it asks me to format flash drive. Without formatting RAW flash drive, I cannot read any data. Can you tell me what to do to get back my lost data when a flash drive says RAW requires formatting?"

"I was unable to open my 16GB flash drive because it has not formatted error. The file system of the flash drive converted to RAW and it show 0 byte space. I tried to resolve the problem by running CHKDSK command, but it said CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives. What can I do to open a RAW flash drive to extract all inaccessible data?"

"There is something wrong with my flash drive. When I try to open it, Windows pop up a message to alert disk drive is not formatted do you want to format it now. I also tried to open the flash drive under Disk Management, but system reports the same error message. Meanwhile, my flash drive does not show up as a removable disk but it shows as a RAW partition on my computer. How do I recover data off this RAW flash drive?"

A flash drive usually turns to RAW file system due to many reasons, in which situation your data stored on this flash drive will be not accessible. If you want to get back inaccessible videos, pictures, music or other types of data, please remember not to overwrite the previous data stored on the flash drive.

Solution for RAW Flash Drive Recovery

iCare Data Recovery is designed for data recovery from flash drive or other storage devices which says RAW drive error and asks to be formatted. You can free download and install this data recovery software on your computer. With help of this software, you can extract all inaccessible data off the RAW flash drive which needs to be formatted. Follow the guide below to restore files from RAW flash drive:

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Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on Windows PC. Run the software and choose a proper scan mode.

select recovery mode

Step2. Select the RAW flash drive as target device and then the software will scan to search lost data.

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Step3. You can preview images and office files when software shows all data. Then, you can select the lost data and save it to another drive.

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Now, it is your time to recover data from RAW flash drive that is not formatted by following the steps above. If you meet the similar problem on other storage media, you can also use iCare Data Recovery.

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