Fix RAW SD Card and Perform RAW SD Card Recovery

Updated on July 16, 2020

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Having trouble accessing your SD card? Does your computer fail to recognize your SD card? This can happen when you have a SD card that has turned RAW, where your computer will not be able to recognize the RAW file system. This can land you in serious trouble as you won’t be able to access data on your SD card and the only way to do it is to fix the RAW SD card.

This article will help you in achieving both recovering data from a RAW SD card and also guides you to repair a RAW SD card by yourself.

Table of Contents

1. Indications of RAW SD Card

2. Why Do SD Cards Turn RAW?

3. How to Recover Data from RAW SD card without Formatting?

4. Recover Data from RAW SD card with Remo SD Card Recovery

5. How Do I Fix a RAW SD Card?

Indications of RAW SD Card

  • Error messages like You need to format the drive before you can use it. Do you want to format it now
  • File names replaced with weird characters
  • Missing files and folders from SD card
  • SD card showing 0 bytes though it has data
  • Error message Card not formatted, format card with this camera

If you have a SD card with any of the above mentioned symptoms, the reason can be a SD card that has turned RAW. The reasons for the above indications range from file system corruption to malware infection. Let us try to understand why SD cards turn RAW.

Why SD Cards Turn RAW?

The most common reason behind a corrupt SD card turning RAW is due to improper handling or abrupt removal of SD card from devices like camera or computer. When your SD card turns RAW, the computer or the device you are using the SD card on cannot recognise the file system and thus leaving your precious data inaccessible from the SD card

Some of the common reasons behind SD cards turning RAW are:

  • Abrupt removal of SD cards from devices like camera, smartphone or computer
  • Improper formatting or reformatting of SD card
  • Virus or malware infection can corrupt the SD card n turn it RAW
  • SD card damaged due to aggressive usage on multiple devices

Is it Possible to Recover Data from RAW SD card without Formatting?

Yes, it is possible to recover data SD card without formatting. Usually when a SD card turns RAW, the first possible solution that comes to your mind is to format the RAW SD card. However, we all know that formatting a RAW SD card can result in data loss. Hence, it is important for you to recover data from your SD card before you go ahead and format your SD card.

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Built with a powerful scan engine, not only does the tool recover files from the RAW SD card, the tool can also recognize RAW images shot on any camera. You can also preview the recovered files from the RAW SD card to judge the success rate of recovery.

With its ability to recover data not only from RAW SD cards but also from corrupt damaged or inaccessible SD cards, Remo's Data Recovery Tool for SD cards is the best shot at getting back your data. Download and try the tool for free now.

How to Recover Data from RAW SD card?

To recover data from RAW SD card, first you need to download Remo’s Data Recovery Software for SD card and follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Connect the RAW SD card on to a computer, launch Remo RAW SD card Recovery Software
  • Click on Recover Partitions and select the RAW SD card from the list of drives and click on Scan
  • click on recover partitions, select the RAW SD card and click on Scan
  • Once scanning is completed, a list of recovered files from RAW SD card are displayed in Data View, and File Type View
  • recovered data from RAW SD card will be displayed in file type view and data type view
  • Preview the recovered data and Save them on to desired location
  • preview the recovered files after RAW SD Card recovery

How Do I Fix a RAW SD Card?

There are multiple ways that can help you repair a RAW SD card. The following are the couple of methods that you can do yourself to repair a RAW SD card.

  1. Repair RAW SD Card using CMD
  2. Error Checking Tool to Repair RAW SD Card
  3. Fix RAW SD Card by Formatting

Repair RAW SD Card using CMD

Using CMD to repair a RAW SD is one of the common fixes that you would find on the internet. However, you have to be careful when you implement it properly on you SD card. Follow the below mentioned steps to fix your RAW SD card using CMD

  • Connect the RAW SD card onto the computer
  • In the Windows Search Bar type CMD
  • Right click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • command prompt to repair RAW SD card
  • Now Type the command chkdsk H: /f /r where H represents the RAW SD card your are repairing

This will start the process of fixing the RAW SD card and will help you get access to your SD card like before. However, if the above mentioned method fails to fix the RAW SD card then you can move on to the next method.

Error Checking Tool to Repair RAW SD Card

Error checking tool is a built in feature of Windows which is the easiest way to fix errors with any external drives that we connect to our computer. Follow the below mentioned methods to fix RAW SD Card using error checking tool:

  • Connect the SD card that has turned RAW
  • Under this PC, right click on the SD card and go to Properties
  • Click on Tools, under tools you will see a button called Check click on it
  • error checking tool to fix RAW SD card
  • Then select Scan and Repair Drive to start repairing the RAW SD card.

If the above mentioned method did not help you fix your RAW SD card then you have to try the net method where you have to format the SD card into the desired file system.

Format RAW SD Card

This is the last resort to get access to your SD card if you have tried and failed to fix it with above mentioned methods. As mentioned earlier, formatting will erase all the data from your RAW SD card, move on if you have already recovered data from the RAW SD card with Remo Data Recovery Software. 

  • Go to This PC, right click on USB drive
  • Click on format and select the desired file system and click OK
  • format RAW SD card

Since, your SD card has turned RAW you might end up facing the error SD card won't format. You can check more about that by following the mentioned link.

Conclusion:

Now you know the reasons behind SD cards turning RAW it is important that you take necessary precautions to avoid the same. Always maintain regular backup of data and also make sure you handle your SD cards properly. All the above mentioned methods will not only help you recover data from the RAW SD card but also guides you repair RAW SD cards on your own.

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