Restore RAW USB Drive Data

The files which are stored on USB flash drive becomes inaccessible when it turns into RAW state. As soon as you connect your RAW USB drive, it prompts error messages which indicate that USB drive contains RAW file System. Usually, USB flash drive becomes RAW when it gets corrupted or damaged.

There are many easy methods which can be used to fix RAW USB drive. But the problem is you may lose data from RAW USB drive while fixing it. Hence, it is better to restore files from RAW USB drive before fixing it.

Easy Method to Recover Files from RAW USB drive:

Use SFWare Partition Recovery Software and quickly recover data from RAW USB drive. The application has an ability to restore different types of photos, music files, movies and other documents from the RAW flash drive without damaging its original contents during the restoration process. It supports data recovery from RAW USB flash drive of different brands, such as Transcend, SanDisk, Kingston, HP, Lexar, etc., with ease.

Steps to Restore Data from RAW USB Drive:

Step 1: Download, Install and Run SFWare Partition Recovery Software

Get SFWare Partition Recovery Software on your system. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to install it. After completion of installation, click on shortcut icon created on your desktop to run the software.

Step 2: Attach USB Drive to System

You need to connect the RAW USB drive to the computer in which software has been installed to continue with the recovery process.

Step 3: Choose the Option and Drive to Start Recovery

From the main screen, select "Partition Recovery" option. In the next screen, you will be able to see all the available drives including external hard drive connected to your system. Choose the drive that represents USB drive and click on "Next" option.

Step 4: Preview and Save Recovered File

The software starts scanning the select drive. Scanning and recovery process takes time based on the amount of data. After completion of recovery process, preview recovered files. At last, hit Save button to store them in any location of your choice.

Other Features of SFWare Partition Recovery Tool-

  • Easily retrieves data from formatted and corrupted flash drives
  • Helps to recover data from formatted partition with file systems like FAT, NTFS, exFAT
  • Performs data recovery from other storage drives like memory cards, external hard drives, iPod, etc.
  • Provides trial version to evaluate the effectiveness of RAW USB data recovery

Solution to Fix RAW USB Drive-

Now, you got all your data from RAW USB drive using SFWare Partition Recovery Tool, fix it by reformatting or using the command prompt. To reformat USB drive, connect it to the computer. Next, right click on it to select Format option. After completion of reformatting process, you will get notified with a confirmation message. If you fail to format your USB drive, then run chkdsk command to fix RAW USB drive. To do this follow the steps mentioned below-

  • Note down drive letter of USB Drive
  • Open command prompt and type

chkdsk /DriveName /f (Replace DriveName with USB drive letter)

  • Press Enter button
  • It scans and fixes RAW USB drive

Later, you can use a USB drive to store new data. In case, you have reformatted your USB drive before recovering data from it, then also you can utilize SFWare Partition Recovery tool to get back your data.

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