How to fix raw sd card without formatting
Summary

It must be a desperate thing when the computer says your SD card is raw and you need to format it when you need some data on the SD card. This article will show you how to fix raw SD card without formatting and keep your data safe.

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Is It Possible to Fix Raw SD Card without Formatting?

"I connected my SD card to my computer just now, and my computer said the disk in drive is raw, and I need to format it before I can use it. I really need the data, I know if I format the SD card, the data will all be removed, it is really horrible. What can I do to recover my data? Is it possible to fix raw SD card without formatting?"

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This is a online question which may has troubled many people, but don’t worry, today I will show you how to fix raw SD card without any data loss problem.

As we all know, format is an operation to erase all the data on the device, if you format your SD card, you need to be prepared that all your data will be removed at a blink. But to fix a raw memory card, you do need to format it from raw file system to NTFS or FAT32, which are usually used by Windows system. So, to protect your data safe, you need to recover your data before you format it. When your memory card becomes raw, it also becomes inaccessible, so how to recover the data from a raw SD memory card?

You need a data recovery tool.

Fix Raw SD Card without data loss

Among all the data recovery tools in the market, I will suggest you to choose a safe and read-only program, like iCare Data Recovery It is a read-only software which means it won’t change the file format, so the data found won’t be unreadable, and it won’t do harm to your computer. But what makes iCare Data Recovery special is it sharp ability of data recovery, data loss problems like raw drive error, formatting, deletion, device corrupted can be solved easily, and it suitable for many devices including USB flash drive, SD memory card, external drive, PC, phone, etc.

If your computer is in Windows system, you can free download this useful data recovery tool here.

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Instructions to Repair Raw Memory Card without Data Loss

Step1: Install iCare Data Recovery on your computer, insert your memory card into computer

Step2: Run the program, enter “Deep Scan Recovery” module, select your SD card.

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Step3: Preview the found data, choose those needed to recover, and save them to another drive.

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Then your data can be recovered easily.

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Free to Convert Raw SD Card into NTFS or FAT32

Data recovered, then you can convert your raw SD card to normal safely, you can use CMD command line or try a formatter freeware.

Free to Convert Raw SD Card into NTFS or FAT32 with CMD

Attention:

When you use CMD command prompt, do not make mistake, writing a wrong letter can format a wrong disk drive sometimes.

Step1: Run CMD.

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Step2: Type"format F: /fs:fat32"(F is the drive letter of your RAW SD card).

If this solution doesn’t work, you can also try a professional format tool, here is a free one you can try.

iCare Formatter: https://www.icareall.com/download/formatter.exe

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