"Hello! I want to know how to recover data from USB thumb drive when it became RAW due to power outage? My PC switched off without any warning when I was moving data from hard disk drive to my USB thumb drive. After rebooting my PC, the flash drive did not show up in my computer. Then, I removed the flash drive and reinserted it to my PC, this time PC can recognize flash drive but it said flash drive has RAW format. Can somebody show me a useful way to fix the thumb drive RAW file system?"
"I want to get back files off a USB thumb drive which turns to RAW file system after power outage of my computer. This USB thumb drive shows 0 byte space and asks to reformat. Should I format the RAW thumb drive in order to recover all inaccessible data? Please give me some advice!"
"I am unable to open my USB thumb drive after sudden power off my PC. 64GB USB thumb drive is in RAW format and has 0 byte space. However, the truth is that I have stored lots of important data on this thumb drive. How do I recover files from a USB flash drive that has RAW?"
Sudden power outage might corrupt the file system of USB thumb drive and cause RAW drive error on the thumb drive. In this situation, a data recovery utility is needed to help recover all inaccessible data.
iCare Data Recovery is a read-only data recovery program for data recovery when USB thumb drive or other storage media reports RAW format error. It does not matter why your thumb drive becomes RAW file system, this software is able to restore all inaccessible data without hurting or modifying any previous data. With help of this software, you can recover photos, music, videos, office files and more other types of files by following the guide below:
Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on computer. Launch the software and choose a proper scan mode.
Step2. Select the USB thumb drive and then the software will scan it to search lost data.
Step3. Preview found files after scanning and then save the lost data to a safe place.
A USB thumb drive may become RAW due to power outage or other reasons like virus infection, bad sectors, improper operation, etc. iCare Data Recovery is available for data recovery in all situations as long as you can ensure that the thumb drive does not suffer any physical damage or data overwriting.
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