Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Format SD Card from RAW to FAT32 – How to Recover Data from RAW SD Card?

How to Change SD Card from RAW to FAT32?
My 32GB SD memory card was originally fat32 but due to unknown reasons it has been changed to raw. My SD card contains lots of precious pictures which has no backup. How can I format my SD card to fat32 without losing any picture? By the way, it is a new 32GB SanDisk SD card which reports not formatted . I want my card to work perfectly as before with its data back.

Solution for SD Card RAW Recovery
Reasons for SD card raw are quite different which can be human mistake or system errors. However, no matter how SD card changes to raw file system, the only way is to format the SD card from raw to fat32. Formatting only allows you to change its file system from raw to fat32 but it can’t help recover data. In another word, you will lose all the files on the memory card after formatting. Therefore, you must get back all important data first before formatting the card. How to get back the data? The simplest way is to rely on third party data recovery tool. You can refer to raw drive recovery to select a reliable SD card recovery program, with which you can restore all kinds of unreadable or inaccessible files on the raw SD card.

Download the Following Software to Recover Data

#1 Data Recovery
Software to restore data off usb drive, memory card, pen drive,  hard disk, external drive etc.

How to use: best disk recovery software for step by step guide


#2 Data Recovery Software
Another chance for you to recover data from disk, card, external etc.   
How to use: Windows data recovery steps

#3 Data Recovery for Card USB - recover data from card/usb

How to use: memory card recovery tutorials 

Other Cases
Sitation2: I have a 4GB Kingston micro SD card which is unreadable by my computer under Windows XP OS. I can’t format the memory card either on my computer. It only shows me the file type of the card is raw. Under Disk Management, the only option for the card is formatting. But the format process always failed in the end. How can I format my memory card to fat32 on my Windows XP computer?

Situation3: My SD card shows raw filesystem on my camera. When I insert it into my laptop, an error message pops up "You need to format the disk in drive G: before you can use it". What does this message mean? Can I change the SD card from raw to its original fat32 file type?


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