Recover RAW SD to NTFS/FAT32 in Windows 10/8/7

Tracy King updated on Sep 23, 2019 to Partition Manager | How-to Articles

SD card became RAW, how to change file system from RAW to NTFS/FAT32?

According to Google searching result, it seems that SD card RAW issue has now:

SD card RAW to NTFS/FAT32.

Due to diverse reasons, SD card, USB drive, external hard drive and even hard drive partition in Windows 10/8/7 all become RAW, inaccessible. 
So how to effectively change the file system from RAW to NTFS or FAT32 on SD card, USB, external hard drive etc devices becomes a question.

Fortunately, here in this page, EaseUS software has gathered some useful tips and methods to guide you convert RAW SD to NTFS/FAT32 as an example for you to follow and resolve the RAW drive or RAW file system error on your own. 

Let's see how to repair or recover RAW SD to NTFS/FAT32 now:

Part 1. Recover RAW SD to NTFS/FAT32 without formatting

Note: If you have important data or files saved in the RAW SD card, we highly recommend you try below-offered methods to convert RAW SD to NTFS or FAT32 without formatting. 

Method 1. Convert RAW SD to NTFS or FAT32 by using CMD

1. Insert the RAW SD to the computer.
2. Right-click Start and select "Command Prompt (Admin)", hit the Enter button.
3. Type: diskpart to bring up DiskPart and hit the Enter button.
4. Enter: H: /FS :NTFS or H: /FS :FAT32. (Replace H: with the drive letter of your RAW SD card.)
5. Enter: exit when the file system converting process completes.

Method 2. Change RAW SD to NTFS/FAT32 with Disk Management

1. Connect RAW SD card to PC;
2. Right-click on This PC/My Computer and click "Manage".
3. Open Disk Management, find RAW SD and right-click on it;
4. Mark RAW SD as "Active".
5. Open File Explorer and right-click RAW SD, select "Properties".
6. Click Security > Advanced > Owner > Edit > Other users or groups > Advanced > Find now.
7. Select the first listed user and click "OK".

After this, you shall be able to use your SD card with NTFS or FAT32 file system now. And all saved data are still on the card.

Part 2. Restore RAW SD card to NTFS/FAT32 by formatting

# 1. Recover data from RAW SD card

Notice:
In order to avoid unnecessary data loss issue by formatting RAW SD to NTFS or FAT32, it's highly recommended for you to restore data from RAW SD card first.

To recover RAW SD card data before formatting, professional RAW recovery software is your best choice. Here we'd like to recommend you try free data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition which allows you to directly perform free RAW recovery on SD card.

# 2. Format RAW SD to NTFS or FAT32

To format RAW SD to NTFS or FAT32, you got 3 options and you can directly follow any one of below methods to get your problem solved now:

Option 1. Right-click Format: 
Find RAW SD in File Explorer > Right-click on it > Select Format > Set file system to NTFS or FAT32 and click OK.

Option 2. Use Disk Management to Format RAW SD to NTFS or FAT32:
Open Disk Management > Find and Right-click SD and select Format volume > Reset label and file system (NTFS/FAT32)> OK.

Option 3. Use partition manager to convert RAW SD to NTFS/FAT32:
Install free partition manager software on PC and connect RAW SD to NTFS or FAT32:

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 Windows 10 is supported

 

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the partition on your external hard drive/USB/SD card which you want to format and choose the "Format" option.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2: Assign a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click "OK".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

Step 3: In the Warning window, click "OK" to continue.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Execute Operation" button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start formatting your external hard drive/USB/SD card.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4
 
 

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