A CF card usually has FAT32 file system which can be use in digital camera, but CF card will turns RAW file system and ask to reformat when it suffers some unexpected disaster like virus infection, improper operation and more. When a CF card is in RAW file system which requires reformat, is there anything you can do to repair the error and get back the inaccessible files? If your answer is no, this page will introduce the solution.
You can recover data from RAW CF card by using iCare Data Recovery which is a read-only data recovery tool for all kinds of data loss problems including RAW drive recovery. This data recovery software helps restore any type of files when you are unable to open your CF card due to RAW file system. By using this software, you have no need to reformat the CF card. Now, you can follow the steps below for CF card recovery free when it is in RAW format and requires formatting:
Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on your computer. Launch the software and choose a proper scan mode.
Step2. Select the CF card as aim disk and wait the software to scan it.
Step3. Preview the found files after scanning and the save the lost files to another drive.
Here are some related situations that CF card turns to RAW file system and requires formatting:
"Does anybody know CF card RAW file system error? My CF Compact Flash card shows RAW file system in my computer, in which situation system asks me to reformat the CF card in order to access files inside the card. What should I do if I want to get back lost files without formatting CF card?"
"I have a CF card on which I stored some videos, music and images, but today the CF card shows RAW format in my digital camera. Then, I connected the CF card to my computer via a card reader, system pops up a message saying CF card needs to be formatted and its file system still shows RAW. Can I restore lost data after formatting CF card from RAW to FAT32?"
"I want to transfer some photos from my CF card to my computer, but I cannot open the CF card because it shows RAW file system and needs to reformat. Why does my CF card turns to RAW file system? Can I fix the error and recover photos from CF card?"
If you meet the similar situation above, you can use iCare Data Recovery for data recovery from CF card which shows RAW and needs to reformat.
When you feel it a trouble that CF card is RAW file system and needs to reformat, you should calm down to avoid performing improper operation on the card. In this situation, you may lose the best chance to get back all lost files due to any improper operation. Then, you can free download the CF card recovery software - iCare Data Recovery to perform file recovery from inaccessible CF card safely.