microSD and SD cards are the types of flash memory devices widely used as secondary storage on digital cameras, mobile phones, tabs, etc. for additional data storage purposes. It stores almost all types of files such as photos, documents, video, music, APKs, archives, and the like. There are three kinds of SD cards that are most commonly used: the standard SD card, SDHC and SDXC card, which all hold a data storage capacity between 256 MB to 64 GB. This external large storage device greatly expands the data storage capacity of your phone or camera device.
File system changed to RAW format in microSD cards
Along with all the conveniences, microSD cards can encounter some unexpected errors such as file system changed to RAW format while it was FAT32 due to virus or unexpected errors, data corruptions due to improper handling, and the like. Below mentioned is a typical case of microSD card data loss due to RAW file format. Have a glance over it for a clearer view.
Case scenario: "Hi. I inserted my microSD card into my smartphone only to find that all files have anonymously turned RAW. Both, the mobile phone and laptop are not able to recognize it. I checked the manage disk and it says all my microSD card files are RAW. Is there anything that can recover my damaged memory card to normal state? I have stored lots of important files and folders in it."
There are a number of users who are experiencing same kind of issue right now and often, wonder how to recover files off a corrupted Micro SD card. A partition, external hard disk or a microSD card turning to RAW from a specific file format is such a common problem with users today. When this error happens, the error note that you get is “The drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?” If you check the properties of the microSD card drive, you will find the file system of the drive as RAW and both used space and free space will be 0 bytes. In all such cases, you can make use of Remo Recover tool in order to fix this issue and bring back all data from the RAW microSD card. Find out what’s unique and reliable in Remo Recover RAW external hard disk recovery software which can efficiently recover data from all brands of hard drives such as LaCie, SanDisk, Panasonic, Western Digital, Seagate, etc. that has been turned as RAW.
What’s unique and reliable in Remo Recover?
Remo Recover is an all in one partition recovery utility for all Mac and Windows users. It is powerful, efficient and reliable in retrieving all contents from a RAW microSD card. Various causes for file system corruption can be tackled by using Remo Recover tool in order to restore RAW microSD card, USB flash drives, external hard drives, and other storage devices. It is a multi-functionality data recovery utility for recovering contents from RAW partitions, performing data recovery on formatted camera cards and as well as for performing data restoration on various other external storage drives. In addition, Remo Recover also recovers data from all USB drives when CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives error message pops up when you try to run CHKDSK utility to fix the RAW drives.
Step 1: Download, and install the trial edition of Remo Recover on your system and launch it. Connect the microSD card to the system, and from the home screen select "Recover Partitions" option. Next, choose the microSD card from the list of available drives, and hit Scan option to initiate the scanning process
Figure 1: Home Screen
Step 2: Now the software scans the microSD card to find RAW partition in the SD card. Once scanning is completed, it displays the list of RAW partitions from the SD card. Now, choose the partition from where you want to recover files and click Scan button
Figure 2: Select RAW Partition
Step 3: Upon the completion of scanning the RAW drive, the software displays the list of all the recoverable files from the RAW drive. You can view these files in Data View or File Type View
Figure 3: Recovered Files View
Step 4: Now, preview the recovered files from the RAW SD card using Preview button
Figure 4: Preview Recovered Files
Step 5: Save recovery session to avoid re-scanning of the microSD Card using "Save".
Figure 5: Save Recovery Session
Step 6: After evaluating the recovery results, if you are happy with the software, purchase the licensed edition and save the recovered files at your destination location
Figure 6: Save Recovered Files