SD Memory Card RAW Format Asking to Reformat

Last updated on 06/02/2017

Do you need help for photo video recovery when SD memory card shows RAW format asking to reformat? Do you believe that all inaccessible data can be restored in a short from SD memory card which turns to RAW file system? Do you need to reformat SD memory card in order to fix the RAW format error? And will all data be lost after reformat RAW SD memory card? You might have lots of questions about what to do when SD memory card is RAW asking to reformat. Now, stop using your SD memory card and download a reliable and free recovery software for SD card to restore data from RAW file system.

Data Recovery from SD Memory Card That Has RAW Format Requires Formatting

You are unable to access an SD memory card which shows RAW format unless you format it. Without accessing the RAW SD card, you need to use data recovery software to extract files off the RAW drive. iCare Data Recovery Pro  is a read-only data recovery tool which enables you to extract files including pictures, videos, audio files, office files, etc from SD memory card when it is not accessible due to RAW file system. Now, you can follow the tutorial below to recover data from SD memory card that reports RAW format and asks to be reformatted:

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Step1. Launch SD card recovery tool on PC and select one of the most favored scan option..

select recovery mode

Step2. Choose the SD memory card as aim disk, after which the software would scan.

wait while scanning

Step3. You can preview the lost files and save lost files to any drive rather the RAW SD card.

preview found photo

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SD Card Not Formatted vs. SD Card RAW Format

Why we consider not formatted error and RAW format problem as one problem on an SD card? Because when an SD card says not formatted, its file system would change to RAW. Therefore, we often consider them as one problem. To check the file system of an SD card, you can connect it to a computer and view its Properties in My Computer or Disk Management.

Camera SD Card Needs to Be Formatted

When referring to today's digital camera, SD card is an important part for it. An SD card for digital camera has the same function as the film for traditional film camera. Without a proper SD card, there is no place to store the photos when you use digital camera to take photos. SD card requires formatting in a camera probably because it is not compatible with the camera or it is corrupted. If the SD memory card does not work for the camera, you should buy a new one that is compatible with your camera. If the SD card is corrupted and reports not formatted error, you can format it on your camera or Windows.

Accidentally Reformatted RAW SD Card

Reformatting is not allowed when SD card turns to RAW and wants to be formatted, because this operation probably lead big data loss problem. However, what situation will you run into if you mistakenly reformatted the unformatted SD card from RAW to FAT32? If you are lucky enough, you will not lose all data from the RAW SD card forever. However, the situation becomes worse if you continue writing new data to the formatted card or there is something wrong with the card during formatting process.

FAQs for SD Memory Card RAW File System Needs to Be Formatted

"I want to look for an SD memory card photo recovery software to restore some precious photos because they become inaccessible. Once I click the SD memory card, I can get a message saying disk drive is not formatted do you want to format it now. I am afraid that formatting will delete all photos, so I want to rely on software to retrieve those photos from RAW SD card."

"Can somebody give me help for SD card data recovery when it reports RAW error? I need to transfer some data from this RAW SD card. Can I free download format recovery software for SD card recovery if I format it from RAW to FAT32?"

"Please tell me what I can do to convert my 8GB SD memory card from RAW file system back to FAT32 with all videos back. Is it possible to use RAW to FAT32 convter software for RAW fixing without formatting?"

"Is there a useful solution for SD memory card file restore that the SD memory card shows RAW in my computer and disk management?"

For the problem related to RAW SD card, you can use iCare Data Recovery for RAW SD card recovery or format recovery on Windows 7, 8, 10, XP, Vista after reformatting SD card from RAW to recognized file system like FAT32.

The Bottom Line for Data Recovery When SD Memory Card Says RAW Wants to Reformat

When receiving error message that SD memory card turns to RAW and wants to reformat, you should calm down because you will not lose any data as long as you do not overwrite the original inaccessible data. Now, free download iCare Data Recovery Pro to perform RAW SD card recovery easily and efficiently.

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