RAW USB drive recovery: How to recover data from RAW USB drive?
My friend saves Word files to a 32G USB flash drive, then pulls it out without safely removing USB flash drive. I insert it into my computer, and Windows prompts "Drive (X) is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" So I say no.
When I run chkdsk and chkdsk reports: "The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives." Properties on the USB flash drive reports 0 bytes available.
What is a RAW drive? Is it possible to recover RAW USB drive without formatting it?
RAW drive is the drive which shows RAW file system. RAW file system is not really a type of file system, just a system error that makes your partition become inaccessible and you cannot access files there without some recovery software.
M3 Data Recovery is an easy-to-use and free RAW USB drive data recovery software which can recover data from RAW USB flash drive, RAW hard drive, RAW external hard drive, RAW memory card, RAW USB stick, RAW SD card, RAW CF card, etc.
Tutorial to recover data from RAW USB drive
Step 1: Connect the RAW USB drive to the Windows computer.
Download, install and launch M3 Data Recovery Free. After that, choose Data Recovery module.
Step 2: Select the RAW USB drive and then click Next to scan the RAW USB drive where you want to recover data
Step 3: Check the files in RAW USB drive before data recovery.
Step 4: Select the files you want to expect and then click "Save" to recover data from RAW USB drive.
Besides data recovery from RAW USB drive, M3 Data Recovery can also change RAW to NTFS/FAT32 without data loss, fix USB flash drive not formatted issue, recover data from formatted USB flash drive, recover deleted or lost partition, etc.
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