How to Recover Data from RAW microSD Card

Updated on May 14, 2020

If your microSD card is corrupted severely and turned into RAW inaccessible format, Remo Recover software would be an ideal choice to recover files. Download Remo Recover tool for free and start recovering files from your RAW microSD card at your fingertips now..!


When a microSD card or an SD card becomes RAW, you are not allowed to access the files stored in it. No worries, all your files are safely stored in the microSD card, but is made inaccessible. When you try to access corrupted SD card that turned RAW, you are prompted with an error message saying "You need to format the disk in the drive before you can use it". The same error message occurs when you try to access the RAW microSD card on computer/laptop, mobile phone, digital camera, or any other device. So, you need to fix the RAW microSD card at the earliest to avoid further disaster of losing files from it. So, how to fix RAW SD Card, and recover data from it? Not to worry! Keep reading further to know how to recover files from RAW microSD card and fix the issue.

Before we move on to recovering files from RAW microSD card, let's know all the scenarios that corrupts microSD card and makes it RAW or inaccesible:

  • When the file system of the microSD card is damaged or corrupt, then the file system will not be recognized by your computer, camera, or other device in which it is being used.
  • The current file system of your microSD card cannot be recognized by your computer
  • When your microSD card is not properly formatted with a file system
  • When the microSD card is severely corrupted due to harmful viruses and malwares

Remo Recover - Free Tool to Recover RAW microSD Card:

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 SD Card Recovery Software 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 recovering data from damaged memory 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.

Precautions to be taken before recovering files from RAW microSD card using Remo Recover:

  • Please avoid using the microSD card once it turns to RAW. If you save files to the previous microSD card, it may result in overwriting of the old files and permanent data loss
  • After you finish data recovery on the microSD card, please format your RAW card first and then copy the recovered files back

Steps to recover data from RAW microSD Card using Remo Recover:

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

Recover RAW microSD Card - Home Screen

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

Restore RAW microSD Card - Select RAW Partition

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

Retrieve RAW microSD Card - Recovered Files View

Figure 3: Recovered Files View

Step 4: Now, preview the recovered files from the RAW SD card using Preview button

Data Recovery on RAW microSD Card - Preview Recovered Files

Figure 4: Preview Recovered Files

Step 5: Save recovery session to avoid re-scanning of the microSD Card using "Save".

RAW microSD Card Data Recovery - Save Recovery Session

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

RAW microSD Card Data Recovery - Save Recovered Files

Figure 6: Save Recovered Files