How to Access RAW File System Flash Drive in Windows 7

"How to access a RAW file system flash drive in Windows 7 to get back my data from this drive? I tried to insert this flash drive to another PC which also runs Windows 7, but system still says flash drive has RAW file system. It prevents me from accessing the flash drive or reading any data, so I want to search for a method to access the RAW flash drive and restore all inaccessible data. Please tell me what to do."

If you have ever encountered the situation in which you are unable to access your flash drive since it shows RAW file system in Windows 7, or your flash drive turns to RAW format asking to reformat, you should calm down! With a data recovery program, you can get back anything you need from the RAW flash drive.

RAW Format Flash Drive Recovery in Windows 7

iCare Data Recovery is a tool that is able to work on Windows OS including Windows 7 for RAW drive recovery free on any flash drive. You can free download this software and install it on your Windows 7 computer, and then recover all kinds of files you need by deep scanning the RAW flash drive. You can refer to the tutorial for RAW USB flash drive deleted file recovery on Windows 7:

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Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on Windows 7. Launch the software and choose a scan mode.

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Step2. Select the RAW flash drive and wait patiently when the software is scanning.

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Step3. Preview files when scanning is completed and then save the lost data to another drive.

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In order to access a flash drive that reports RAW file system in Windows 7, please quick format or full format the flash drive after data recovery.

Symptoms of RAW Drive Error on Flash Drive in Windows 7

When RAW drive error occurs on flash drive on Windows 7, you may get following information:

  • If you double click flash drive, Windows 7 will pop up a message to report you need to format disk drive before you can use it.
  • If you check the Properties of this RAW flash drive, its Capacity, Free space and Used space will show 0 byte.
  • If you click Yes to format the flash drive when Windows 7 pops up error message, you will receive another message saying formatting will erase data on the disk.

There is no other method but to format it if you want to access RAW file system flash drive in Windows 7. Usually, quick format on Windows 7 is able to convert RAW to NTFS or FAT32. However, if the flash drive contains bad sectors, you can try to full format it.

==>> For more useful solutions, please refer to this article- Convert RAW to FAT32

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