How to Convert Raw Pen Drive with CMD Diskpart

Summary

USB pen drive becomes raw drive and cannot open? Now we show you how to convert raw pen drive with cmd diskpart and recover data from it.

Why My USB Pen Drive Became Raw How to Fix

“When I inserted my USB pen drive into my computer, my USB pen drive is inaccessible somehow. I don’t know what’s wrong with the pen drive, I want to use the data on the USB pen drive. How can I repair the raw USB pen drive without data loss?”

Raw is a file system which cannot be recognized by Windows system, to repair it, you need to convert the raw file system into FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, etc.

Can I Repair the Raw Drive without Data Loss

If you have some knowledge of Windows system tools, you may know CMD diskpart. CMD command prompt diskpart is a Windows system built-in tool which can be used to convert file system.If your pen drive not working, you can try this solution to fix it.

While you need to know this process will format the data on the raw device, so if you have important data on the USB pen drive, you need to recover the data before this process.

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Steps to recover data from raw USB pen drive:

Step1: Download this data recovery program at iCare Recovery website, insert your USB pen drive, then run the program.

Step2:Choose “Deep Scan Recovery” mode or “Raw Drive Recovery” mode to scan your USB pen drive.

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Step3: Preview the found data, select needed data to recover, save it to another drive.

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Repair Raw USB Pen Drive with CMD Command Prompt

After data recovery, you can convert the raw drive into the file system which can be recognized by Windows system including NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, etc.

Attention:

If you have important data on the pen drive, you need to recover data first.

And pay attention to the command line, a mistake may make it fail to repair your raw USB pen drive.

Step1: Run CMD.

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Step2: Type“format X: /fs:fat32”(X is the drive letter of your RAW USB pen drive)

After this process, the file system will be converted into FAT32, you can also change the “fat32” in the command line into “ntfs” to convert the file system into NTFS.

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How to Avoid Raw Drive Error

  • Do not interrupt the data transferring or formatting suddenly.
  • Do not eject the USB pen drive abruptly.
  • Do not insert your USB pen drive into a public computer, avoiding virus infection
  • Choose a good quality device.

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