If your SanDisk cruzer/ultra USB flash drive shows RAW file system, you had better stop all operations that you want to perform on the drive to fix the error. RAW drive error does not cause data loss from SanDisk USB flash drive as long as you take correct measures. On the contrary, any improper operation might result in huge data loss.
Repair Sandisk cruzer/ultra usb raw file system
SanDisk Ultra/Cruzer Blade flash drive is a type of storage media which is usually used to save or transfer data, but a SanDisk flash drive will become RAW and ask to be formatted sometimes. RAW drive not formatted error will cause some unexpected trouble to your flash drive or data stored on the drive.
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You should remember that the first thing you should do is to recover data from the RAW drive. iCare Data Recovery Free has the function of retrieving inaccessible files from SanDisk USB drive which reports RAW drive error.
Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on your computer. Then, plug the SanDisk USB drive to your computer and select a proper scan mode after running the software.
Step2. Choose the RAW SanDisk USB drive and then wait the software to scan it for lost data.
Step3. Preview lost files when scanning is completed and then save the lost files to another drive.
To convert a raw Sandisk USB flash drive to NTFS or FAT32 file system, you can use the built-in tools in Windows. Please note that converting a raw flash drive to a file system will erase all existing data on the drive, so it's crucial to back up your data before proceeding. Here are the steps to convert a raw Sandisk USB flash drive:
Wait for the formatting process to complete. This may take a few moments depending on the size of the USB flash drive.
After the formatting process is finished, the raw Sandisk USB flash drive should be converted to either NTFS or FAT32 file system, depending on your selection. It will now be ready for use with the specified file system.
To convert a raw Sandisk storage device to NTFS or FAT32 file system, you can use the built-in tools in Windows. Please note that converting a raw disk to a file system will erase all existing data on the disk, so it's essential to back up your data before proceeding. Here are the steps to convert a raw Sandisk device:
"I bought a 32GB SanDisk USB flash drive about one year ago, but recently this USB drive has some problem because it becomes inaccessible. When I open it, I received a message saying USB flash drive needs formatting. Checking Properties, the file system of SanDisk flash drive became RAW. Is there a way to recover files from the inaccessible RAW SanDisk USB drive?"
"There is only 0 byte space on my 16GGB SanDisk flash drive when I connected it to my computer. I have many videos and office files on the SanDisk flash drive, but system says the flash drive has RAW file system and I need to format it. Can I recover deleted files from USB drive with CMD if I format it to fix the RAW error?"
"How do I convert RAW to NTFS for my 64GB SanDisk USB thumb drive? If I format the USB drive, I will lose all data on this drive. But I cannot open the USB drive if I do not format it.How to repair usb raw to fat32?"
"Please show me the solution for RAW SanDisk USB drive data recovery. My PC reports Windows was unable to complete the format USB thumb drive. Why? If anybody knows, I will appreciate it very much for your help!"
You do not need to perform format when your SanDisk USB flash drive shows RAW. iCare Data Recovery and deep scan the RAW drive and search all types of files in batch. This data recovery software also enables you to preview found files before you decide to recover them.
Last updated on Sept 14, 2023