How to Recover Data From RAW microSD Card

Remo Recover software provides a simple and safe solution to recover data from microSD cards.

File systems

We are well aware that computers make use of certain types of file systems in order to store and organize data on storage media like hard drive, CDs, DVDs, USB drives and so on.

A file system is your database that contains physical location of every piece of data present on the hard drive or other storage media. Now this data is usually organized in directories, which can contain other files and folders.

Windows supports different file systems including FAT (File Allocation Table), NTFS (New Technology File system), and exFAT (file system for USB drives).

Note that a file system not just stores the file, but also other information including sector block size, file size, file name, file location, fragment information and so on.

RAW drive

A RAW drive is your drive or partition that was not formatted with any of the file systems mentioned above. A RAW file system is not recognized by Windows and hence all the available file system drivers will not be able to mount the file system.

RAW file system issue occurs when file system information is missing or is inconsistent between several system tables. This can occur when you unplug your hard drive or storage device without using the “safely remove” option. These tables can get damaged during such unsafe removals.

One of the common errors you come across on a RAW file system is “You need to format the disk before you can use it”.

Do not hit the Yes button. If you do, you will lose entire data. You can format the hard drive to a different file system after recovering all the data from the hard drive.

Other messages include:

“The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives.”

“E: is not accessible. The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted.”

Recover data from RAW microSD card using Remo Recover

Remo Recover software provides an excellent solution to recover all the data from your microSD card.

The scanning tool of the software locates and identifies all the files before retrieving them to an output folder of your choice. Remo Recover is a great sd card recovery tool that supports data recovery from SD, XD, MMC, Memory stick etc.

If you had accidentally formatted your microSD card after it turned RAW or did a factory reset, do not worry. Remo Recover shows you a step-by-step process on how to recover SD card data after factory reset.

You can first recover data by following simple on-screen instructions of the software. Once the data has been successfully restored, you need to format your microSD card to the FAT32 file system and then copy back all the recovered files.

Remo Recover software supports recovery from all types and brands of hard drives. You can also perform memory card recovery on lost, deleted, formatted or re-formatted drives as well.