Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How Do I Format a Memory Card with a RAW File System?

What Can You Do with a RAW Memory Card?
Since most users have no idea what to do with a RAW memory card, they often make mistake when running into memory card RAW problem which will cause data loss from the memory card. For a RAW memory card, you need to do two things – recover data and convert RAW to FAT32. Some users might come up with a doubt: I have never deleted any data from the card, why do I need to recover data from the memory card? The reason is that data might be corrupted due to memory card RAW, so you need to recover it.

Correct Steps to Recover Data and Fix RAW Memory Card
When memory card has change to RAW file system, you must perform data recovery first. In order to retrieve data from a memory card, you can use memory card recovery software. By using the software, you can restore lost files from the memory card within three steps including selecting, scanning and restoring.
When data has been restored, you can come to the final step to fix the RAW memory card by formatting. When the file type of a memory card has been changed to RAW, the card might be not recognized on computer. In this case, you can visit Disk Management to check and format the memory card to FAT32 from RAW file system.

Download the Following Software to Recover Data
#1 Data Recovery
Software to restore data off usb drive, memory card, pen drive, hard disk, external drive etc.

#2 Data Recovery Software
Another chance for you to recover data from disk, card, external etc.   
How to use: Windows data recovery steps

#3 Data Recovery for Card USB - recover data from card/usb 

What Is Memory Card RAW?
Everyone has one memory card at least no matter it is a micro SD card, mini SD card, SDHC, CF card, XD card or other types of memory card. Most users also know data stored to a memory card is not always secure because it can be lost easily due to many reasons, while memory card RAW is only one of the cause for memory card data loss. However, only few users know what memory card RAW is. For most users, they still have no idea what to do with memory card RAW problem. Below are some common questions about memory card RAW problem posted on different forums.

1. How to format an SD card from RAW to FAT32 file system since I still store important files inside the card? The original file type of my SD card was FAT32, but it has changed to RAW without any warning. What does the RAW file system mean? What can I do to recover RAW SD card which has RAW file system?

2. I need to format my memory card from RAW to FAT32, but I am afraid that data will be erased after formatting. The problem is that I cannot find another way to convert the memory card from RAW to FAT32. So my question is: is it possible to change RAW memory card to FAT32 without formatting?

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