The Type of File System is RAW on SD Card – Repair RAW SD Card

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Does your memory card become raw drive? Does the computer say the type of the file system is raw sd card? This article is about how to repair your SD/micro SD card when the type of file system is raw.This solution can help you fix the raw file system error on sd with cmd without losing data.

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Can I Fix Memory Card When Computer Says the Type of File System Is Raw

Sometimes when your insert your SD memory card to your computer, you may suddenly find it is inaccessible, and when you want to open the memory card, the computer pops out a message said 'You need to format the disk in drive before you can use it'. What happened?

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Also read: 3 ways to fix sd card turned raw file system

When your computer shows messages like that, you need to check the memory card at the Disk Management, and you will see your memory card shown as 0 byte, and the file system is raw.

But don't worry, you can repair your memory card which turned raw drive, I will show you the specific solutions.

Raw SD Card File System Recovery without Data Loss

Well, if you have important data on the raw memory card, you need to recover the data from your SD card first. Then you need a data recovery program to help you.

iCare Recovery Pro Free is a professional data recovery program, read-only software, so it won’t do harm to your data and your memory card.

Now I will show you the specific instructions to recover the data on the raw SD memory card.

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Step1: Download and Run iCare Pro Free on your computer, choose "Deep Scan Recovery" mode.

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Step2: Select your memory card in the drive list, start scanning, wait for a while.

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Step3: Preview the found data and save them to another place.

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Then you can recover all your data on the memory card, and you can run CMD to format the raw drive file system into FAT32 or NTFS.

How to Fix SD Card Raw File System Error with CMD

When your memory card becomes raw drive, you need to convert it to normal file system used on Windows system, you can use CMD command line to recover your file system. Follow the steps and fix your raw SD memory card.

Step1: Run CMD.

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

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Attention:

1. Make sure the drive letter of your SD memory card, do not type another one.

2. This action will erase all your data on the memory card, you need to make sure there is no important data on it, or recover data before that.

Why - The Causes for RAW SD Card

There are many reasons can make your SD memory card becomes raw, most common causes are these:

  1. Interrupt the formatting on the SD memory card
  2. Eject memory card while transferring data
  3. Virus infection
  4. System crash
  5. Unknown reasons

Last updated on 3/11/2020

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