Are you taking a risk of losing all important data due to RAW not formatted error and pen stick cannot be formatted on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8? Let’s see some similar FAQs as below:
"I have a new 32GB pen stick which turns to RAW file system. I found this problem after inserting my pen stick to my PC which runs Windows XP OS. Since Microsoft has stopped providing update and service for Windows XP, I thought probably my pen stick is not compatible with Windows XP. So I reinserted my pen stick to Windows 8 PC, but the pen stick also has RAW file system. Even worse, PC cannot format the pen stick when I want to format it from RAW to FAT32. How can I repair the RAW error when my pen drive detected but not opening/showing data?"
"My pen stick says RAW format asking to reformat on Windows 7, but I meet a problem when formatting it. I get an alert message Windows was unable to format disk drive. Why does the pen stick require formatting? Why pen stick cannot be formatted by Windows? Do I have chance to recover lost data without formatting pen stick on Windows 7?"
"Is there a way to fix pen stick RAW when it cannot be formatted on Windows Vista? I need to copy some files from my pen stick, but I cannot open it due to RAW file system. How to recover deleted files from pen drive without using software after formatting the RAW drive?"
Windows OS is widely used by many PC users. If your pen stick shows RAW but fails to be formatted on Windows OS, you need to rely on data recovery software that is compatible with Windows operating system to get back lost data. iCare Data Recovery is a data recovery tool that supports Windows OS like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, etc for data recovery from pen stick even when Windows was unable to format it. Now, please follow the guide below to recover inaccessible data from pen stick in Windows with format recovery freeware:
Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on PC. Run the software and choose proper scan mode.
Step2. Select the RAW pen stick and wait the software to scan it.
Step3. Preview data after scanning and then save the lost data to another drive.
It does not have any influence on data recovery even your pen stick cannot be formatted in Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8. The most important points for data recovery is to make sure the pen stick is not physically damaged and data is not overwritten.