RAW File System on SD Memory Card Micro SD Card Data Recovery

Last updated on 17/01/2017

Can you do anything to fix the issue when SD card or micro SD card turns to RAW file system and disables you to access any data? When encountering such kind of corrupted SD memory card problem, you can use iCare Data Recovery for RAW drive recovery.

Before running iCare Data Recovery Pro for RAW SD, microSD card data recovery, please remember:

  • Stop performing any further operation to fix the RAW problem
  • Protect the RAW SD card from being physically damaged due to any unexpected reason
  • If you accidentally format the SD/microSD card, do not write new data to the card

iCare Data Recovery Pro is able to work on any Windows operating system for RAW SD card data recovery though it shows 0 byte space and becomes not accessible.


>>Quick Solution for RAW SD Card Data Recovery

Download iCare Data Recovery Pro to rescue files from SD, micro SD memory card when it changes to RAW file system and becomes not accessible on any device.

"Hi! I inserted a Micro SD card into my HTC. All files turned RAW. Both cell phone and laptop cannot recognize it. I check the manage disk and it shows my SD card files are all RAW. Anything can recover it to normal state? I stored lots of important stuff inside, so is there any solution for RAW SD card deleted file recovery?"

Video Tutorial: how to use iCare Data Recovery for file rescue

How to Recover Files from RAW SD Memory Card MicroSD

iCare Data Recovery Pro is memory card recovery software which enables you to restore files off RAW SD card easily.

Step 1: Download iCare Data Recovery Pro, which is a raw drive data rescue program that works for most media for free file scanning on raw memory card.

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Notice: please stop using the micro sd or SD card that you lost files. Do not do any operation on the memory card before data restored. Relax, the data recovery software by iCare is read-only program which won't make any changes on your card. Therefore, you can use it for RAW corrupted SD card recovery without worrying about further data loss or corruption.

As long as you have finished the installation, you can run the Recovery Software from desktop icon.

select recovery
Step2. Select the proper recovery module for your case. The software uses RAW searching technology to scan your files to retrieve every possible lost data, which means the module scans every possible file to get data back.

Step 3: Select the SD card or micro sd that is "RAW" from the partition list.
Step 4: Then the software will scan all possible files on the selected disk. Usually, this process will cost a few minutes. Just be patient, and then you can feel it rather efficient to get all your wanted data back.

Step 5: When scanning device finishes, software will automatically show you a list of partition. Feel free to press "Show Files" button to preview.

preview found photo

Click "Recover" by thumbnail to locate the photos you want to restore and save them.

Free download iCare Data Recovery Pro to Recover data from RAW drive


Reasons for RAW SD Card, Micro SD RAW

When your SD card is shown as RAW, it may have the following possible situation:

1). "SD card is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? '
2). "Invalid media type reading drive. Abort, Retry, Fail."
3). Error message like "SD card not found".
4). SD card file is shown as "RAW".
5). SD card is corrupted
6). File names contain unusual characters.

CHKDSK Is Not Available for RAW SD Card MicroSD

After recovering data from the RAW micro SD card, you can run CHKDSK for RAW drive error scanning and fixing. Or you can format the micro SD card to convert RAW to FAT32.

Windows Was Not Able to Format RAW SD MicroSD Card

Windows unable to complete format is an error that would occur on any storage media. When an SD or micro SD card cannot be formatted by Windows, the error message usually shows Windows was unable to format removable disk.

Key Features of iCare Data Recovery Pro

To find a method of RAW file recovery, third party software is necessary. iCare Data Recovery Pro can be a right choice. Because the tool has the following features to do recovery:

  • free data recovery scanning and preview lost data
  • Recover files when you want to convert SD card RAW to NTFS or change RAW drive to FAT32
  • Recover deleted, formatted, corrupted files
  • Recover files from hard disk, USB drive, flash drive and so on
  • Support files recovery from deleted or formatted partition
  • Recover files from raw drive, raw partition, or drive space shows 0 byte
  • Restore formatted CF card, XD card and memory stick, etc


  1. 1. Please avoid using the memory card once data lost. If you save files to the previous SD card, it may result in overwriting of files and permanent data loss.
  2. 2. After you finish the recovery, please format your RAW SD card first and then move the recovered files back.
  3. 3. You also could use "Advanced Files Recovery" to recover files deleted from SD card, or use "Format Recovery" to recover formatted SD card.

Free download the data recovery software now for RAW SD memory card data recovery!

About SD / MicroSD Card

Micro SD Card and SD Card is widely used memory card for digital camera, cell phone, and pad for data storage. It stores most files such as photos, documents, video, audio, music etc. Three kinds of SD card are commonly used: Pro SD, SDHC and SDXC, which all support a memory between 125MB to 64GB. The external large storage greatly expands the capacity of your removable multimedia. Along with the convenience, SD card will encounter some unexpected errors like file system changed to RAW while it was FAT32 by virus or unexpected errors. Let's first read a typical case of SD card data loss.


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