Last updated on 06/02/2017
"My Lexar micro SD TF card turns to RAW file system from FAT32. I cannot access the card because when I right click the card, it will say memory card is not formatted do you want to format it now. The Lexar micro SD TF card contains thousands of precious family photos, so I want to fix the RAW file system and get back those photos. Can I fix the RAW file system on Lexar micro SD card without formatting or losing any data?"
"Please tell me how to get back files from a RAW micro SD TF card. I have an 8GB Lexar micro SD TF card for my Canon digital camera, but it changed to RAW file system with unknown reasons. I was taking pictures with my camera, but the camera powered off unexpectedly. When I turned on the camera again, it says memory card needs to be formatted and it has RAW file system. How can I resolve the problem for RAW Lexar micro SD card recovery?"
For a RAW micro SD TF card data recovery, the read-only data recovery software is available. Since you cannot access the micro SD TF card when it has RAW file system, the read-only data recovery software - iCare Data Recovery is designed to deep scan the RAW card to search for all types of files stored on the card without modifying any original data. This data recovery software can not only work on Lexar micro SD card, but also it is available for all brands of memory card to help recover lost photos, videos, music, documents, and more. This data recovery software is useful when your micro SD card is not accessible, recognized or detected.
Step1. Connect the Lexar micro SD TF card to your computer. Download and install the data recovery software. Launch the software and choose a recovery module.
Step2. Select the Lexar micro SD TF card so that the software can scan. You only need to wait when the software is scanning.
Step3. You can preview the found files after scanning. Then, you can choose the files lost from the micro SD TF card and recover them.
You cannot save the recovered files to the original RAW Lexar micro SD TF card.
What do you want to do when your Lexar micro SD TF card turns to RAW file system? Do you want to format the card to change its file system from RAW back to FAT32? Is it possible to get back lost files after formatting a RAW micro SD TF card to FAT32? Usually, formatting will not erase data stored on the RAW micro SD TF card permanently, but you may lose the best chance to recover lost data after reformatting the card. If you carelessly write new data to the micro SD TF card after converting it from RAW to FAT32 by formatting, the new added data may overwrite the original data and make it unrecoverable. Therefore, it is strongly recommended you not to format the RAW micro SD TF card before data recovery.
RAW file system is also called RAW drive error. You can fix the RAW drive error on your Lexar micro SD TF card once all important data has been restored successfully. The most common way to fix the RAW drive error on a memory card is to perform format, so you can format the Lexar micro SD TF card to convert its file system from RAW to FAT32. You can format the card on your digital camera or mobile phone, and you can also format the card by connecting it to your computer. You can perform a quick format or complete format on the RAW micro SD TF card to convert file system from RAW to FAT32.
CHKDSK may fail to check and fix error a RAW Lexar micro SD card in some situations. If Lexar micro SD card RAW problem is unable to be resolved with CHKDSK tool, please refer to this page - CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives fix>>
When you format your Lexar micro SD TF card, you may receive the message like "Windows was unable to complete the format". In this situation, you can try other way to fix the RAW drive error. First of all, you can connect the card to your Windows computer and run Windows built-in Error-checking tool to check and repair possible bad sectors on the micro SD TF card. Besides, you can run anti-virus software to check if the micro SD card is infected with virus. If you insist on formatting the RAW micro SD card even when receiving the Windows was unable to complete format message, you can have a try with professional format tool. The professional format tool may help you format the RAW micro SD card successfully, but it may cause some damage to your micro SD TF card. Therefore, you should think it carefully before using the tool.
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