SD Card RAW Recovery | How to Fix and Recover Data from RAW SD Card

How can I get back my 32GB Sandisk Extreme Pro SD card's erased RAW files? On that card, I haven't taken any fresh pictures. I've tried using Linux to read the card and execute chkdsk without success. What else can I try to do to try and fix this card?

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Dany· Answered on Jul 20, 2023

A RAW device's files are inaccessible. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can, though. You may quickly recover data using it from RAW SD cards, USB flash drives, external hard drives, disk partitions, and more. You can format the RAW SD card to fix it without worrying about data loss after conducting RAW SD card data recovery.

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With a detailed look at this software, let's begin SD card file recovery:

Step 1. Choose the RAW partition and scan it. If the RAW section has a partition label, you can choose it from the list of devices and select "Scan" to search for missing files. If the label for the RAW partition is missing, it will be identified as "Lost Partition". To start a general scan of the RAW drive, pick "Lost Partition" and click "Scan".

Step 2. Review the scan results' discovered data. All RAW complex disk files will be visible after the scan is finished. Go through these files to identify the ones you want to recover. The scanned data can be sorted by file format, or you can use the "Search files or folders" box to conduct a direct search.

Step 3. Retrieve data from a RAW partition. To recover the data, select every file and choose "Recover." Click "OK" to begin RAW drive recovery and choose a different internal or external hard drive to save the recovered data.

The error "you need to format the disk in drive before you can use it" or anything similar will appear whenever you try to access the files on an SD card or other storage device that has turned RAW. Windows will block you from opening the device and ask you to format the SD card. This is due to the RAW file system's inability to be recognized by a computer. Your SD card's file system typically changes to RAW for the following reasons:

  • Your SD card's file system becomes corrupted or damaged.
  • Your memory card's file system is missing.
  • Your SD card's present file system is not compatible with computer recognition.
  • The file system on your SD card is not correctly formatted.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

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