Convert/Change RAW to FAT32 File System

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  • Backup RAW device data
  • Supports any RAW USB flash drive, SD memory card, micro SD card, XD, CF, internal hard drive, external hard drive, etc
  • Change raw drive to fat32 for sd memory card usb flash etc. Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
  • Recover various kinds of files including images, video files, audio files, office documents and more
  • Quick and read-only soluton without hurting the device




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Can you change RAW to FAT32 in SD memory card, micro SD card, flash drive, external hard drive, or internal hard disk partition?

RAW vs. FAT32

RAW is a damaged file system that cannot be recognized by Windows operating system, while FAT32 is a file system which is often used for various kinds of digital devices.
When a device that has FAT32 file system turns to RAW file system, it usually becomes inaccessible.
==> To know the reasons why a device turns to RAW file system, please go to this page – Causes for RAW drive error >>
This article will share how to convert RAW to FAT32 for different storage media.
==> If you need to convert any device from RAW to NTFS, please go to this page – Convert RAW to NTFS >>

Can You Convert RAW to FAT32 without Losing Data?

Is it possible to change RAW file system to FAT32 without any data loss? Well, you can convert any digital device from RAW to FAT32 without losing data by following two steps below:

Step1. Free to Recover Data from RAW Drive

Whether the digital device contains only one single file or a large amount of data, the first thing you should do is to perform data recovery if you do not want to lose any file on the RAW device.


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Download iCare Data Recovery >> to recover files from RAW SD memory card, thumb drive, external / internal hard drive before changing RAW to FAT32.

iCare Data Recovery is a read-only data recovery tool which is able to work on all kinds of storage media for data recovery even when the digital device's file system is RAW:

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Step1. Run the software and select a proper scan mode.

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Step2. Select the RAW drive to scan.

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Step3. Preview files and save the lost data to a different drive.

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Step2. Convert RAW to FAT32 with Formatting

In order to convert RAW to FAT32 file system, you can format the RAW device. When you open "My Computer" or "Disk Management", you can see all internal / removable disk on your PC. You can easily reformat any disk and change its file system from RAW to FAT32.

==> To get all methods to perform format on a RAW device, please refer to this article – How to format RAW disk

==> Related ArticleDiskpart to format

If you mistakenly perform formatting on the RAW device to fix problem before recovering data, you still have chance to recover lost files before the device is overwritten by new data.

How to Convert RAW to FAT32 without Formatting?

Most of time, formatting is the easiest and most useful way to convert a RAW device to FAT32 file system. However, some people probably do not want to format a RAW drive to change its file system to FAT32. Then, is any way to convert RAW to FAT32 without formatting? You may try following ways:

1. Convert RAW to FAT32 Using CMD

CMD is command line which enables Windows users to execute different tasks on their computer. You can run Command Prompt and type "format x:/fs:fat32" (x: is the drive letter of disk that you want to format) and press "Enter" to format RAW partition to FAT32

==> To get detailed steps to use Command Prompt to format, please refer to this page – Diskpart command to format >>

Or you can run Command Line and type "convert x: /fs:fat32" (x: is the drive letter of the partition that you want to convert, e.g. convert d: /fs:fat32) and press "Enter" to convert to FAT32 file system. If you failed to convert RAW to FAT32 with CMD, you can type "convert x: /fs:ntfs" to try to convert the partition to NTFS file system.

==> If you want to convert RAW to NTFS instead of NTFS, please see this article – Change RAW file system to NTFS >>

2. RAW to FAT32 Converter / Software Free Download

There are many RAW to FAT32 converters online, you can free download some RAW to FAT32 software so as to change RAW device to FAT32 without having to formatting it.

3. RAW to FAT32 Format Tool

RAW to FAT32 format tool refers to software that could helps you format a RAW device so as to change its file system to FAT32 file system. This kind of format tool is often used by some people that receive error message Windows was unable to complete the format when they try to format a RAW device in computer.

==> If you are looking for a RAW to FAT32 format tool because you are troubled about unable to format problem on any RAW media, please see this page – Windows was not able to complete format >>

How to Convert RAW to FAT32 in SD Memory Card MicroSD?

A RAW memory card, whether it is an SD, micro SD, miniSD, SDHC, SDXC, XD or CF card, is always inaccessible on any device.
If you want to convert a RAW SD memory card micro into FAT32 file system, you can connect it to your computer and format it. You can also format an SD memory card in your smartphone to fix SD memory card RAW file system by following the guide below to convert it to FAT32 file system:

Step1. Click Settings on the main screen of your smartphone and scroll to Storage (On some Android phone, it shows SD card and phone storage)


Step2. Select option for Format SD card

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If the option for Format SD card is grayed out, you need to select Unmount SD card first of all and then select Format SD card option.

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Step3. Confirm to format the SD memory card and wait the formatting to be completed.

You can use the same method above to format a micro SD card from RAW to FAT32 or format other memory card like XD, CF in proper device.

Convert RAW to FAT32 in USB Flash Drive

USB flash drive is digital storage device which is often used on computer. If you need to convert a RAW USB drive to FAT32, you have to insert it to your computer to perform format.

Today’s USB thumb drive is available in different storage capacity from 1GB to 512GB. If the capacity of your flash drive is less than 32GB, you can format it to FAT32 file system. For a USB stick whose storage capacity is larger than 32GB, it is highly recommended to format it to NTFS file system for a better performance.

==> To convert RAW to NTFS in USB flash drive, please refer to this page – Convert RAW to NTFS >>

==> Related Article: Thumb Drive RAW to NTFS / FAT32 >>

Change RAW to FAT32 for Hard Drive External HDD

An internal hard drive can be in FAT32 or NTFS file system on Windows computer. Most users would like to format an internal hard disk partition or portable hard drive to NTFS file system in order to meet their demand of storing files that are larger than 4GB since FAT32 only supports to save single file whose size is not larger than 4GB. Windows operating system does not provide option for FAT32 file system when you attempt to format any drive whose capacity is larger than 32GB. If you insist on changing an internal hard drive or external HDD from RAW to FAT32 even when its capacity is larger than 32GB, you can repartition hard drive or use drive converter (fat32) to change it to FAT32.

==> If you decide to change hard drive external HDD from RAW to NTFS, please see this article – How to convert RAW to NTFS file system >>

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