Memory card RAW format problem bothers lots of people because it disables them to access any data on the card. Here are some related cases about memory card RAW problem:
"Memory card shows RAW drive and says needs a format, but I have many precious pictures and videos on this memory card. I want to ask if it is possible to restore photos and video files from a RAW memory card which has problem. Can I change file system of memory device’s RAW file system to FAT32 without formatting the card?"
"My memory card asks to be reformatted when I attempted to access files stored on the card. Checking Properties of the memory card, Windows recognizes the memory card as a RAW device. How to recover photos from a RAW memory card which needs formatting? Is there any memory card converter with which I can convert storage device RAW system with data back?"
When memory card turns to RAW format, Windows will pop up a dialog box to say memory card needs to be formatted and prevent you from accessing the card. When receiving memory card RAW unformatted error message, the first thing you should do is to stop using the card and try iCare Data Recovery to restore files from memory card.iCare Data Recovery is able to recover files fromRAW unrecognized memory card, and more. You can restore different kinds of files including images, videos, music, etc when memory card asks to be formatted and changes to RAW file system.
Step2. Choose the RAW memory card so that the software can scan. You only need to wait.
Step3. preview found photos. select all files needed.
When connecting a memory card to computer and Windows recognizes the card as a RAW drive, some people would like to run CHKDSK command to check the error. When you run CMD CHKDSK, you may receive message says your file system is RAW. And CHKDSK is not available . If you try to click the memory device and access some data in this situation, you will receive another message ask you to format your device . Windows prevents you from opening a RAW memory card by showing such kind of error message.
==>Please refer to CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives>>
Storage Card RAW File System Solution
When encountering the similar problem above that memory card changes to RAW and reports unformatted error, first of all, run RAW drive recovery tool iCare Data Recovery software to retrieve all lost files. The data recovery software allows you to restore data off various types of memory card including SD, micro SD, mini SD, CF, XD and memory stick from SanDisk, Samsung, Toshiba, Lexar, Transcend, Kingston, PNY, etc. After data recovery, you can safely fix the error of your storage device by formatting.
==> For more methods to fix memory card RAW error, please go to this article: RAW drive error
How to change file system of Raw storage card to normal? You can reformat the memory card by computer. You can full format or quick format memory card to convert its file system back to FAT32 from RAW.
Tip: If you format memory card to change RAW to NTFS, the memory card probably become unrecognized by phone or camera.
Windows Was Not Able to Format RAW Memory Card
There are different kinds of memory card for various devices. For example, you can use an SD card in camera or mobile phone, a CF card for digital camera and PDAs and XD card for FujiFilm / Olympus digital camera.
==> Memory card cannot work since it was unable to be formatted? Please visit this article: Windows can't format
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