Question: How do I format RAW file system pen drive to FAT32 with data back?
"I need to format my pen drive from RAW file system to FAT32, but I received a message that saying formatting will erase all data on the drive. The reason why I want to format my pen drive is that I wish I can open the pen drive and find a way to extract previous inaccessible data from the pen drive. Now, I have no idea what to do if I cannot format the pen drive."
"I meet RAW drive error on my 16GB pen drive, and now I cannot read any data from this pen drive. I tried to run CHKDSK to access the pen drive in order to transfer some data, but it said CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives. What can I do to open RAW pen drive for data recovery?"
"I connected my pen drive to my computer to transfer some data, but the pen drive turns to RAW file system for some reasons. Is there any way to fix the RAW drive error on my pen drive? I also want to get back my data from this pen drive that shows RAW format."
"I want to ask if anybody knows how to format a RAW format pen drive to FAT32 without losing data? Windows system asks me to format my pen drive but it also said format will erase all data. I need help for formatting the pen drive to FAT32 file system without erasing even a single data. What should I do?"
When pen drive is detected but not visible becuase of raw error, you can use iCare Data Recovery Pro Free Edition to free recover files from raw pen stick.
A data recovery tool is needed in order to get back lost files from an inaccessible pen drive before you format it from RAW to FAT32. You can use iCare Data Recovery for RAW pen drive data recovery even if you are unable to open the disk drive. You can follow the steps below to for pen drive recovery free before formatting it from RAW file system to FAT32:
Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on computer. Launch the software and choose a proper scan mode.
Step2. Select the RAW pen drive and wait the software to scan it for lost data.
Step3. Preview the lost files and then save them to another drive after scanning.
You can format RAW file system pen drive to FAT32 by connecting the pen drive to your computer. Usually, you can format the pen drive in My Computer or Disk Management. In most case, you just need to perform quick format on your pen drive. However, if you want to check if the pen drive contains bad sectors, you can also perform full format on the pen drive.