Last updated on 06/02/2017
"My SD card says not formatted RAW drive error on Sony, so I want to know how to resolve the problem with all inaccessible data back. My SD card stopped working all of a sudden when I was taking pictures by using my Sony digital camera. Then, I connected the SD card to my computer, but Windows system reports SD card has RAW file system requires formatting. Is there a useful way for Sony digital camera SD card RAW file system data recovery?"
Sony Corporation is world famous, which manufactures digital camera, mobile phone and more other products. A Sony digital camera or mobile phone is able to be used for data storage by inserting a memory card inside, while SD card is a common type of memory card that can be used in Sony camera or phone. An SD card usually has FAT32 file system, but it will turn to RAW file system when you use the SD card improperly or the SD card is attacked by virus. If you receive message that indicates the SD card turned to RAW format, please stop using the SD card at once.
Firstly, you can connect the SD card to a Windows computer to see if it still shows as a RAW drive. If SD card is still inaccessible due to RAW drive error, you can free download iCare Data Recovery on your computer. With help of this data recovery software, you are able to recover all previous inaccessible data when SD card is not formatted and has RAW file system on Sony digital camera, smartphone, etc. You can refer to the guide below for Sony SD card recovery:
Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on your computer. Launch the software and choose a proper scan mode.
Step2. Select the RAW SD card as aim disk and wait the software to scan it for lost data.
Step3. You can preview the files after scanning and then save the lost data to another drive.
Only one more step is needed in order to fix SD card not formatted RAW drive error on Sony, namely format the SD card. Therefore, you just need to perform a format on your SD memory card so as to convert RAW to FAT32 after data recovery.
As you know, you have to execute format operation in order to change SD card to FAT32 file system. When an SD memory card is corrupted or contains virus, it might be unable to be formatted by any device.
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