How to Fix RAW Flash Drive That Cannot Be Formatted

"How do I fix RAW flash drive when it cannot be formatted? My flash drive says RAW format error when I checking its Properties on my computer. Windows system reports flash drive needs to be formatted when I want to open it. Finally, I receive another message disk drive cannot be formatted after I click yes to format the RAW flash drive. How can I fix the problem?"

"I want to format my 16GB flash drive from RAW file system to FAT32, but Windows cannot format the disk drive because it says the flash drive is corrupted. If it is not possible to fix RAW flash drive to FAT32, at least please tell me the solution for data recovery from the RAW flash drive."

"Hello! I need help for data recovery from my flash drive which turns to RAW file system and asks to be formatted in my Windows PC. Even worse, Windows failed to format the flash drive when it tired to repair the error. How do I fix flash drive RAW file system if it cannot be formatted? Is it possilbe for data recovery from USB drive if I format it for RAW error fixing?"

You cannot recover data whether the flash drive can be formatted or not. If you want to get back inaccessible files when a flash drive shows RAW requires formatting, you should perform file recovery rather than formatting it.

Data Recovery from RAW Flash Drive without Formatting

You can free download iCare Data Recovery on a Windows PC to rescue data from inaccessible flash drive when it reports RAW file system and wants to be formatted. This data recovery software helps deep scan RAW drive to search inaccessible data. As long as the previous data is not overwritten, this software is able to recover almost all lost data. You can follow the steps below to get back files from RAW flash drive now:

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Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on your computer. Launch the software and select a proper scan mode.

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Step2. Choose the RAW flash drive and then the software will scan it to search lost data.

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Step3. You can preview files and then save all lost data after scanning.

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How do fix RAW flash drive when it cannot be formatted? When you receive message like Windows was unable to complete the format or disk drive cannot be formatted, you had better check if the flash drive is used by any other program. If so, you should quit any disk utilities or other programs that are using this flash drive and close all Windows that are displaying the contents of this flash drive. You can also run CHKDSK to scan the USB drive firstly. If the flash drive still cannot be formatted, you can rely on format tool to complete the format.

==>> If you cannot run CHKDSK for RAW flash drive checking because it says the CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives, please go to this page - CHKDSK reports it is not available for RAW drives >>

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