How to convert raw drive to ntfs with cmd and software

Summary

It is a problem for many people especially for those who use external drives that the device turns to raw and can not be used anymore. This article will show you how to use cmd command line to change raw drive to NTFS or FAT32 without formatting.

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Convert Raw SD Card into NTFS or FAT32 with CMD

CMD command prompt is a function of Windows system, it can perform some operation on your computer which can not be performed easily.

You can use CMD command prompt to convert your raw memory card into NTFS or FAT32, because when your memory card becomes raw drive, you can not access it and when you want to format it to fix it, the computer will report that Windows was unable to complete the format.

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

Attention:

You need to be careful and avoid making mistakes during this procession. If you write a character wrong, you can even erase another disk drive on your computer.

Step1: Run CMD.

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

Then you can convert your raw memory card into FAT32 or NTFS.

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Wait, if I format the raw SD card into FAT32 or NTFS, the raw drive is solved, but all the data was formatted, too. I will lose all my data on the memory card! I really need the data, how can I convert raw SD card to NTFS or FAT32 without data loss?

Don't worry, the only thing you need to do is to recover your data before you format the raw SD card.

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How to recover Data from Raw SD Card with iCare Data Recovery pro

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

Step2: Start the program, choose "Deep Scan Recovery" module, select your SD card.

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

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You can also watch the video tutorial to recover your data.

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Then you have your data recovered, you can repair your raw SD card with CMD

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