Can a RAW Micro SD Card Be Used Again

Last updated on 06/02/2018

"Can a RAW micro SD card be used for data storage again? I have a micro SD card which has been used in my mobile phone for several years, but recently this micro SD card says RAW format and becomes inaccessible. I do not want to buy a new card, so I want to know if I can continue to use this micro SD card for data storage after formatting it from RAW to FAT32. I also want to know if there is a solution for data recovery from this corrupted micro SD card."

"My micro SD card does not work because it converts from FAT32 file system to RAW. It shows message to say I need to format micro SD card if I want to use it again, but I still want to restore some photos from this micro SD card before formatting it. Can anybody tell me how to do it for RAW micro SD card recovery?"

"Is it possible to make a RAW micro SD card usable again without formatting it? I do not dare to format my micro SD card to convert RAW format to FAT32 because it contains thousands of precious pictures, so I need to look for a data recovery tool to make this micro SD card usable again to get back inaccessible files."

Solution for RAW Micro SD Card Fix to Make It Usable Again

Well, a RAW micro SD card can be used for data storage again as long as it is not physically damaged. If you have important files on this RAW micro SD card, you should come up with an idea to get back lost data before repaire RAW drive error. On the contrary, if there is no important data on the RAW micro SD card, you can perform any operation you know to fix the RAW problem.

Generally speaking, you can do two things to fix micro SD card RAW issue without losing any data.

First Thing - RAW Micro SD Card Data Recovery

iCare Data Recovery is a data recovery tool that is able to recover files off micro SD card when it changes to RAW file system and says not accessible, so you can free download this software to perform data recovery. Please refer to the guide below to extract any file you want from a RAW micro SD card:

download data recovery software

Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on computer. Launch the software and choose a proper scan mode.

select recovery mode

Step2. Select the RAW micro SD card and then the software will scan it to search lost data.

wait while scanning

Step3. You can preview images and office files after scanning and then save the lost data to another drive.

preview found photo

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Second Thing - Make the RAW Micro SD Card Be Used Again

Is it possible to use a RAW micro SD card again when it is not accessible? Yes! You just need to format the micro SD card to convert it from RAW to FAT32. Then, you can use this micro SD card for data storage again. Usually, you can format the RAW micro SD card on your computer or insert it to the mobile phone that is compatible with the microSD card. Or you can use a RAW to FAT32 converter software to chagne micro SD card to FAT32 file system. You should format the micro SD card with proper file system in order to make it work normally. For example, a micro SD card usually has FAT32 file system, it probably does not work in a phone if you format it with NTFS file system.

==>> For more methods to fix RAW error on a micro SD card and make it usable again, please refer to this page: Fix RAW drive

Windows Was Unable to Format RAW MicroSD Card

Sometimes, it probably reports that Windows was unable to complete the format on a RAW micro SD card. If you receive this error message, you can try to reinsert the card to your computer to perform format or connect it to another computer.

==>> To get all methods to fix the problem that Windows cannot complete the format, please go to this page: Windows was unable to format

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