How to Recover Data from RAW USB Drive

Updated on April 09, 2020

USB flash drive turned RAW? Here's a reliable RAW disk recovery solution from Remo that educates you how to recover data from RAW USB drive, hard drive, memory card, etc. without losing data.


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Recover Data from RAW USB Drive

When a USB drive turns RAW, the files stored in it becomes inaccessible. Usually, the operating system fails to recognize the file system of a USB drive, when connected to a computer. The file system of a USB drive turns into RAW due to severe corruption in it's file system. When you try to access a RAW USB drive, the following error messages will be popped-up:

  • Windows may show "disk not formatted. Do you want to format now?"
  • Invalid media type reading drive. Abort, Retry, Fail?
  • File system is displayed as “RAW”.
  • "Sector not found" error message.
  • File names contain "weird" characters.
  • The USB drive shows 0 bytes, theough it has lots of files in it

When you happen to meet one of the problems mentioned above while using a USB drive, you cannot access and open its files before you format it. Moreover, you cannot format the disk because this action will delete all your data on the RAW drive. To protect your data, here you will find an easy RAW flash drive recovery solution which shows you how to recover data from RAW USB drive in just a few clicks.

RAW USB Drive Recovery Tool - Remo Recover!

To extract files from RAW USB drive, you need a professional data recovery software available for RAW USB drive recovery. Here Remo Recover is one among the most prominent utilities that can be applied to retrieve data from RAW USB drive quickly. It enables you to recover files from RAW USB drive of various brands like Kingston, Sony, Transcend, SanDisk, HP, etc. without damaging its original contents during the restoration process.

Remo Recover program is designed with user friendly interface such that even a novice will recover deleted files from SD card, and other USB drives by just clicking few options. The RAW USB drive might contain different format of files that you want to restore. The tool is capable of restoring more than 300+ types of files that includes various types of photos, documents, application files, archived files and more.

Steps to recover data from RAW USB drive:

To perform RAW USB drive data recovery, you need three things: RAW USB flash drive and Remo Recover Pro Edition, USB connection cable. Download the free demo version of Remo Recover tool and plug your USB drive to computer via the cable. Once the computer recognizes it as a drive, you can follow the steps below to start your RAW USB drive recovery.

Step 1: Launch Remo Recover and select “Recover Partitions” option, and then choose the USB drive from the list of available drives listed on the screen, and click Scan button to initiate scanning

Select Recover Partitions option to perform RAW USB drive recovery

Step 2: Now the software scans the entire USB drive to find lost/RAW partitions. Once it completes the scanning process, it displays all the partitions in the USB drive. Now, choose the RAW partition from where files has to be recovered and click Scan button

Select RAW USB drive to restore files from it

Step 3: Once the scan is completed, you can view the list of all recoverable files by means of File Type View and Data View”.

Preview recovered data on RAW USB drive

Step 4: Now, preview the recovered files from the RAW USB drive using Preview option

Preview Recovered Files from RAW USB

Step 5: After confirming that all the files from RAW USB drive are recovered, activate the complete version of the tool and save the recovered files at your destination location

Save Recovered Files

The scenarios in which a USB Drive Becomes RAW:

  • Any sort of interruptions during formatting or reformatting the USB drive makes it RAW
  • Severe virus infection on USB drive sometimes corrupts the file system and leaves the disk in RAW state
  • Improper handling or using the same USB drive on multiple devices can also makes it RAW
  • Abrupt system shutdown while accessing files on USB flash drive turns the drive as RAW

Likewise, there are many other reasons that are responsible for RAW USB and puts user in trouble by making all the data files inaccessible. But, you don’t have to worry as recovery of files from RAW USB drive / partition is possible with the help of Remo Recover data recovery tool.


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