Can anyone help my 32GB SD card. Windows says its format is RAW, when accessing RAW SD card and Windows prompts "Drive not formatted, do you want to format it now". How can I get this card formatted?
There are many reasons caused SD card RAW file system, such as corrupted DBR, damaged chip. Different reasons needs different solutions to solve SD card RAW issue.
Solution 1: Recover data from RAW SD card
If there is important data in RAW SD card, please download M3 RAW Drive Recovery to solve RAW SD card issue.
M3 RAW Drive Recovery is a professional RAW drive recovery software which can change/convert RAW to NTFS/FAT32/exFAT without losing data and recover data from RAW drive under Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2012/2008/2003.
Solution 2: Format RAW SD card with Windows built-in format tool
If there is no important data in RAW SD card, you can use the format tool to format RAW SD card to FAT32 file system, such as formatting utility provided with Windows Operating System.
Solution 3: Format RAW SD card with the professional format tool
If there is no important data in RAW SD card and Windows cannot format RAW SD card, maybe there is something wrong with SD card chip. You need the professional tool to format RAW SD card to FAT32 file system, such as SD card formatter, SD card production tool.
1. SD card formatter: This software formats all SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards and SDXC memory cards. SD Formatter provides quick and easy access to the full capabilities of your SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards. The SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards have a "Protected Area" on the card for the SD standard's security function. The SD Formatter does not format the "Protected Area". Please use appropriate application software or SD-compatible device that provides SD security function to format the "Protected Area" in the memory card.
2. SD card production tool: please go to SD card manufacturer and find corresponding production tool according to SD card model.