Last updated on 06/02/2017
"My 2GB SanDisk SD card is in RAW format and requires formatting when I inserted it to my laptop via a card reader. The Capacity and free space as well as used space are showing 0 byte. Reinserting the SD card to my digital camera, it says file system of SD card is corrupted. I am trying to format the SD card to change it from RAW to FAT32, but it says formatting will erase all data. So is there other method to convert RAW to FAT32 without formatting?"
A common error on a SanDisk SD card is RAW format error. When RAW drive error happens on your SanDisk SD card, meanwhile, SD card will ask to be formatted. When you feel it difficult to make a decision whether you should format the RAW SanDisk SD card, you only need to remember following two points:
Before formatting SanDisk SD card from RAW to FAT32, you can rely on iCare Data Recovery to retrieve lost files. The reason why you should not format the SD card is that it may cause further data loss if you carelessly write new data to the formatted card. iCare Data Recovery has the function of deep scanning the RAW device so as to search every single lost file on your SanDisk SD card. Now, follow the step-by-step guide below to recover deleted files from SD card of SanDisk which turns to RAW file system and asks to be formatted:
Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on PC. Run the software and choose a proper scan mode.
Step2. Select the RAW SanDisk SD card and wait the software to deep scan it.
Step3. Preview files after scanning and recover all lost files.
You should remember:
You can fix the RAW SanDisk SD card by formatting it after data recovery. First of all, you can try to quick format SD card to fix the error. If it says that format cannot be completed or SD card has any bad sector, you can try to full format the SD card.