We can not use the memory devices such as external hard drive, pen drive , memory card and others when it become raw file system with chkdsk. Here are two examples as follows:
Do you know the SD card raw file system recovery? I need to access files saved on the CF card after it turns to raw file system two days ago. There are massive pictures, videos, e-mails, and other types of files on the CF card which are vital and crucial for me. I checked the disk properties of the problematic CF card and got it is raw file system. Is there any way for me to recover contents from the raw CF memory card? Or can I format memory card without data loss? -Gaga
My external hard disk drive show unformatted error. You need to format the disk in drive O before you can use it. Do you want to format it now? Two messages above I saw every time when I try to open the external hard drive on the computer. What I want to do is to view and write files saved on the external hard drive at the previous time, but unfortunately, I can not do it. Is there any suggestion that what should I do? -Rue
Are you familiar with situations expressed in cases above? It shows that we can not use the SD card and external hard drive when it is raw and not formatted. How to solve the problem that we need to access files on them at that time? Actually, we may be able to recover what we need from the raw storage devices.
How to recover data from the raw memory devices
We can ask data recovery software for help to get lost files back from the SD card, external hard drive, or other storage devices. Then we have the chance to retrieve the needed information, and here are the steps below:
Step1. Download and install data recovery software on the computer to which the raw storage devices inserted.
Step2. Open the data restoration program on the computer.
Step3. We can choose one recovery model and then select the target disk to scan.
Step4. Wait to preview the contents in the list after the scan and the pick up the needed and files available to recover after previewing.
Step5. Select one of the computer hard disk drives as the location to save files to be restored.
We can format the external hard drive with raw file system or other raw memory card after all needed have been restored.
Recover data after format cf card