Cannot format SanDisk Cruzer USB flash drive though Windows pops up message reporting USB drive needs to be formatted? Why can't I format Sandisk thumb drive to ntfs?
Sandisk cruzer not formatting, Sandisk cannot be formattted to ntfs/fat32 in Windows 10 when the Sandisk is damaged or has write protection.
Formatting usb with Rufus would mostly work when your usb can't be formatted due to unknown reasons.
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Rufus to format usb that cannot be formatted
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"I have a SanDisk Cruzer 4GB USB flash drive, but it changes to RAW file system and becomes not accessible. I have tried to look for a data recovery tool to get back all inaccessible data, but I failed to get a useful one after searching online for about whole day. How to format raw pen drive which cannot be formatted on PC?"
"I want to open my SanDisk Cruzer USB flash drive, but my PC says flash drive has RAW file system needs to be formatted. When I attempted to format it, it said formatting is not completed. What to do to get back all lost files without formatting?"
"What should I do to access data off a SanDisk Cruzer USB drive that changes to RAW format and cannot be formatted on computer? If I cannot open the USB flash drive, will I lose all data permanently? How do I recover files from a USB flash drive?"
Do you have the similar question on your SanDisk Cruzer USB flash drive or other storage media? This article will tell how to rescue all files when a SanDisk Cruzer USB flash drive won’t format by Windows.
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Video - How to fix usb can't be formatted by Windows or other format tools
iCare Data Recovery Pro is a sandisk recovery tool that can deep scan the SanDisk USB flash drive without touching original data. Now, you can connect your SanDisk Cruzer USB flash drive to a Windows PC and follow the steps below to recover data:
Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on PC. Run the software and select a proper scan mode.
Step2. Select the SanDisk Cruzer USB flash drive as aim disk and then wait patiently when the software is scanning.
Step3. You can preview found files when scanning is finished and then save the lost data to another drive.
Backup your Sandisk usb data if you still can get access to the data, or you may use the above free sandisk usb recovery tool to rescue files off the corrupted sandisk flash stick.