Many people have encountered the problem but are not aware of how to fix it when RAW SD card cannot format in Samsung mobile phone or computer. Generally speaking, an SD card turns to RAW in mobile phone, digital camera or computer when its file system is corrupted due to improper operation, virus infection, bad sectors and more other reasons. You just need to format SD card from RAW to FAT32 in order to make it useable again for data storage in your Samsung mobile phone, but sometimes, you may find that SD card is unable to be formatted. Usually, when an SD card shows RAW file system, the most important thing is not to format the SD card but to recover all inaccessible data.
You should be glad that your SD card is still recognized in Samsung mobile phone or computer though it cannot be formatted, in which situation you have a good chance to rescue the inaccessible files from the RAW SD card by relying on a data recovery tool – iCare Data Recovery. It supports to recover images, videos, music, documents, etc when your SD card is not accessible in Samsung mobile, camera or computer. You can follow the guide below to restore lost data off RAW SD card without formatting it:
Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on your computer. Launch the software and choose a proper scan mode.
Step2. Select the RAW SD card as aim disk and wait the software to scan it for lost data.
Step3. You are allowed to preview the found files and then save the needed data to another drive.
Below are some related FAQs about RAW SD card problem, with which you will know different situations in which an RAW SD card cannot be formatted for Samsung mobile:
"My SD card shows RAW format asking to reformat in Samsung Galaxy S3 mobile phone after about 1 year perfect service. Believe me, I have tried all my best to fix the problem, but the SD card cannot be formatted in Samsung or my computer. I do not have any expectation to fix the problem anymore, but I really want to restore all lost files from the RAW SD memory card."
"Can anybody help me that my 32GB SD card for Samsung mobile phone says RAW drive error and Windows says cannot complete the format when I attempted to format the SD card from RAW to FAT32?"
"Is it possible for RAW SD card photo restore when it cannot format in Samsung phone? My SD card reports RAW file system in Samsung due to some reasons, but I was unable to format the card from RAW to FAT32. So I need some help here!"