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Convert RAW to FAT32 without Losing Data

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 by Tracy King to Resource


This article offers effective methods to help you convert RAW to FAT32 without losing data. If you are looking for a way to change RAW to FAT32 in your storage devices, you can directly follow to find the reliable solutions here now.

Are you looking for a way to convert your USB hard drive or SD card or change your Windows partition from RAW to FAT32? Here in this article, we'll offer you 3 simple steps to help convert RAW to FAT32 without losing any data. Just feel free to follow and change RAW to FAT32 in your storage devices now.

Step 1. Backup important personal data in storage device before converting RAW to FAT32

In order to avoid unexpected data loss issue while transferring RAW to FAT32, it is highly recommended for you to backup important personal data and files into another storage device or space in advance. You can either choose to manually backup each file one-by-one or create a backup image for all data with simple clicks by professional backup software. 

Here we'd like to recommend you try EaseUS Todo Backup which allows you to free backup any data into another storage device within only 3 simple clicks.

Step 2. Convert RAW to FAT32 by cmd

After backing up data, you can now follow below offered guide lines to convert/change RAW to FAT32 now.

  • Run Command Prompt and type: format x: /fs:fat32;
  • Hit Enter to convert RAW to FAT32.

Note: x stands for the drive letter that you want to convert.

Yes, this is it. CMD command can help you simply convert RAW to FAT32 on your storage devices.
If you have no data backups for your storage device or lost important data while converting RAW to FAT32, don't worry. We have fix for you in Step 3.

Step 3. Convert RAW to FAT32 without losing data

After converting RAW to FAT32 by cmd, you may have to face data loss issue. Don't worry. We have fixes for you.

Fix 1. Restore lost data from backups

If you have created backups in Step 1, you can simply restore the lost data from backups or apply EaseUS Todo Backup to restore lost data from the backup image.

Fix 2. Restore lost data due to RAW to FAT32 conversion with data recovery software

If you don't have any backups for your lost data due to RAW to FAT32 conversion, your best choice is to apply professional data recovery software to restore lost data.

Here you may try EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard which supports to all your lost data due to RAW to FAT32 conversion within 3 simple steps:

1. Connect the drive or storage device that you convert from RAW to FAT32 with PC. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the disk or location where the FAT/FAT32 hard drive is and click "Scan" button.

select a location and let the software scan lost data

2. The software will start a quick scan to find all files. After quick scan finishes, Deep Scan will help to find more hidden files for you. 

run quick scan and deep scan to find all lost data

3. Preview and select the found FAT/FAT32 hard drive data, and click "Recover" button to restore into a safe spot in PC.

Convert RAW to FAT32 and restore lost data

Extra tips to convert or change RAW to FAT32

Excepting convert RAW to FAT32 by cmd, you can also try other methods to change file system from RAW to FAT32. Here below are some extra tips that may help you to change RAW to FAT32:

1.RAW to FAT32 converter/software
You can search online to find a converter or software that works to convert RAW to FAT32.

2. RAW to FAT32 format tool
The other way you may try is to find a format tool that can help you format your storage devices such as hard drive partition, USB drive etc from RAW to FAT32. 

If you don't want to lose any data, do remember try Step 1 to backup data in advance or restore lost data with professional data recovery software in Step 3.