How Do I Recover Files from RAW SD Card

The SD card file system might turn into RAW causing data loss, as a result of its usage over time. IF your data on the RAW SD card is important to you and you cannot afford to lose it, then here's how to recover RAW files from SD card.


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Recover RAW Files from SD Card

Table of Contents

1. Causes for SD card to turn RAW

2. How to recover SD card files from RAW

3. Key features of Remo Recover software

4. Precautionary Measures

At times, there arise situations where you cannot access SD card on Mac system. Or when you connect your SD card to Mac or Windows system, it may fail to recognize the card or, sometimes you may encounter error messages after inserting the SD memory card into your mobile phone or digital camera.

In various instances, the common reason for users to experience these sorts of problems is due to corruption of SD card file system which leaves Secure Digital memory card in RAW state.

General Symptoms of RAW SD Card:

When SD card becomes RAW, you may encounter following error messages:

  • SD card is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?
  • The type of file system is RAW
  • SD card not found
  • File names contain unusual characters
  • Invalid media type reading drive. Abort, Retry, Fail

File Recovery from RAW SD Card:

Whatever might be the reason for your SD card to turn RAW, by making use of Remo SD Card Recovery for Mac software you can easily recover RAW files from SD card within a few mouse clicks. To perform RAW file recovery from SD card, a third party tool is necessary. And, Remo Recover is the right choice to recover RAW files from SD card with its powerful and deep scanning algorithms. This file recovery software is a read-only tool which neither make any changes to your original contents nor damages the RAW SD card. Apart from RAW SD card, you can also make use of this data recovery software to know how to retrieve deleted photos from cell phone SD card or Micro SD card, SDHC SDXC cards of various models such as SanDisk, Transcend, Kingston and many more.

Recommended: stop using the SD card when its file system shows up as RAW, avoid formatting or trying to store new files to the card before you recover files from SD card as it might lessen the chances of complete file recovery.

How to Recover RAW Files from SD Card?

Step 1: Connect the RAW SD card to your computer, launch Remo Recover software and click the Recover Photos button to recover RAW files from SD card.

Recover RAW Files from SD Card - Main Window

Step 2: Select the disk drive representing your connected RAW SD card and click on Next.

Recover RAW Files from SD Card - Select SD Card

Step 3: Choose the file type to recover from RAW SD card or simply click Skip option to select all file types by default. The software automatically starts scanning for lost or deleted files from the SD memory card.

Step 4: After completion of the data recovery process, recovered files will be displayed in two different views - Data View and File Type View for easy selection of retrieved data.

Recover RAW Files from SD Card - Recovered Data from SD Card

Step 5: Preview recovered files from SD card. Finally, click the Save button to store the current recovery session to your desired location (preferred computer HDD).

Recover RAW Files from SD Card - Save Recovery Session

Key Features of Remo Recover Software:

Added benefits of using Remo Recover data recovery software are:

  • Retrieves RAW files from all kinds of memory cards such as SDHC, SDXC, CF card, XD card, etc.
  • Supports RAW file recovery from all portable devices like hard drives, external hard drives, flash drives, USB drives, pen drive, FireWire drive or any other storage devices
  • Restore files from the RAW partition, RAW drive or disk space shows 0 byte
  • You can execute picture recovery from SD card that is formatted or corrupted
  • Recovers different file types whether it is a generic type like PNG, MP3, JPEG, BMP, MP4, MPEG and RAW image formats like CRW, CR2, DNG, NEF, and more
  • Free download of the software is available for both Mac OS X and Windows operating systems to recover deleted files and lost files from any storage device
  • Offers 24/7 expert technical assistance

Precautionary Actions:

  • Avoid using the same SD card on different devices.
  • Never eject the SD card from your device while its files are being in used
  • Always backup your important files from SD card


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