USB Flash Drive RAW File System – Restore Data on USB Drive That Has RAW Drive Error


Program for USB Drive RAW Data Recovery when usb flash shows 0 bytes and RAW in its file system which should be FAT32 or NTFS in its property.

Sophia Wright

Jan 8, 2019

by Sophia Wright

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Data Recovery from RAW USB flash

Free download 4Card Recovery to help yourself out of corrupted usb flash memory drive that became RAW in its file system property. You should download 4Card Recovery to restore inside data at first.

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RAW USB Flash Memory Card

The common use of a USB flash drive is for data storage, but is it always secure to save important files to a USB flash drive? Data loss on USB happens every day due to various reasons, while RAW error is just one of those reasons. Have you ever suffered RAW drive error on your USB flash drive? RAW drive error, we also call it RAW file system. It is quite an annoying experience to face USB flash drive RAW drive error, especially when there are important files on the drive. However, this kind of problem won’t be a headache anymore because you just need a USB drive recovery program to restore files on the USB.

Program for USB Drive RAW Recovery

Since system prevents you from reading files on a RAW USB flash drive, you should use professional USB drive recovery software to extract the files from the flash. 4Card Recovery is such kind of software, which is widely used for memory card recovery and USB flash drive data restore. This software is available for photo recovery, video recovery, music recovery and all other types of data recovery. Follow the steps below now and restore your data from RAW USB flash drive.

Steps to Perform Recovery

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Select recovery options in the main interface

Step 1:Run 4Card Recovery, select a recovery option and click "Next" button.

Step 2:Select the USB flash drive and click "Next" button.

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Select card to search photos off card

Step 3:
Wait in the scanning process.

Step 4:
Preview and recover the lost files.

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Preview lost photos and save found files. It would generate a folder to contain your lost data.
Please do not save the photo to the card where you lost them. Save them to your PC drive!

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USB Drive Not Formatted Error

You plug out the USB flash drive or computer shuts down without any warning when you are writing files to your USB flash drive, but when you reconnect the USB flash drive to your PC, Windows pops up a message: disk in drive is not formatted do you want to format it now? The immediate cause for USB flash drive not formatted error is that its file system is showing RAW, which cannot be recognized by Windows operating system. If you have important data on this flash drive, you can use 4Card Recovery to extract them from the drive.

USB Drive Is Not Initialized

Inserting the USB flash drive to your PC, Windows shows the USB drive as hardware on the Taskbar. But when open "My Computer", you cannot find the USB drive shown as an external device. When go to "Disk Management", the USB flash drive is shown as initialized device. When you encounter this kind of problem, you should open the USB flash drive in "Disk Management" and backup the files and then initialize or format the flash drive. If you are unable to open the USB flash drive, you need to perform data recovery with 4Card Recovery before you initialize or format the USB flash drive.

There Is No Disk in Drive. Insert a Disk in Drive and Try Again

Another problem on USB flash drive is when you insert the USB flash to your computer, but you cannot access the drive by receiving the message: there is no disk in drive, insert a disk in drive and try again. Checking its file system, it might be shown as unknown device. In this situation, you had better check if there is any problem with the USB port of your computer to make sure your USB flash drive is connected well with your computer. Then go to "Disk Management" and see if the status of the USB is healthy. If the USB flash drive is still shown as an unknown device, you can try to format the flash drive and change a drive letter to it.

USB Flash Drive RAW Error on Different Users

1. I just want to know if I can restore data from a RAW USB flash drive. I have a 4GB USB flash drive manufactured by SanDisk. My computer can recognize it as an external device but when I click on the drive, it says disk drive is not formatted do you want to format it now. Viewing its properties in both "My Computer" and "Disk Management", the file system of the USB is shown as RAW file system, while free and used space both show 0 byte. I will appreciate it very much if anybody can help me restore data stored on this USB.
2. My USB flash drive has following problems, is it possible to recover files on the drive?
Problems on my USB flash drive include:
(1) G:\ is not accessible. Access is denied. (G: is the drive letter of my USB when connecting to computer)
(2) The file system of the USB is changed to RAW which was FAT32.
(3) I try to format the USB flash drive, but Windows says format cannot complete. (Windows says this drive is read only)
What should I do with the problems above? I have stored many files on the USB drive, especially the photos and videos are quite important to me.


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