Compact Flash CF Card RAW File System Unformatted

Many factors can cause Compact Flash CF card RAW file system unformatted issue. You will lose data due to RAW format unformatted error on your Compact Flash card. Usually, a CF card will turn to RAW file system due to improper operation such as disconnecting CF card to PC unsafely or removing CF card from digital camera or computer during data transferring. Unexpected disaster like virus infection and bad sectors can also lead a Compact Flash card to change to RAW file system and not formatted error.

Many people know that files are not lost permanently though they are unable to open a CF card which has RAW error and requires formatting. This article will introduce professional software to help recover data when CF card is in RAW format needs to format.

Data Recovery When CF Card Says RAW Format Unformatted Error

You may be unable to access a CF card that reports RAW format and unformatted error, so you need to rely on software to scan the CF card to search every inaccessible file. iCare Data Recovery  is a read-only tool which provides Deep Scan Recovery mode to search lost files on the RAW unformatted Compact Flash CF card. It enables you to recover all kinds of files in batch without causing any damage to the CF card or previous inaccessible data. Now, you can follow the guide below to perform data recovery from CF card that is RAW file system asking to be formatted:

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

select recovery mode

Step2. Select the CF card and then wait the software to scan it.

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

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Repair RAW Unformatted CF Card

A CF card is usually used in different digital cameras and PDAs. You can also connect a CF card to Windows computer through a CF card reader for data storage or transferring.

==>> To repair RAW unformatted CF card, you can go to this page: RAW drive

Windows Reports CF Card Could Not Be Formatted?

If Windows could format a RAW CF card successfully, please refer to Solution for Windows cannot complete the format problem

Related Cases about Compact Flash Card RAW Not Formatted Error

Here are some users who run into CF card RAW file system unformatted problem:

"I have a CF card that has been used for more than 2 years in my digital camera, so there are many precious pictures on this CF card. Recently, the CF card shows RAW file system and becomes inaccessible. Is there any solution for RAW CF card photo recovery?"

"Can I fix RAW drive error on a compact flash memory card without formatting? My CF card needs to be formatted when I want to open it, but I don’t want to lose all my data due to formatting. So I want to look for a way to recover photos from CF card that turns to RAW file system."

"Does anybody know how to rescue photos and videos off a CF card which is not accessible because of RAW drive unformatted error? Please show me the solution if you know any useful information for data recovery or convert RAW to FAT32?"

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