How to Recover Lost Data from Raw USB Flash Drive?

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Peter

updated on 2021-04-10 to Data Recovery

How to recover lost data from RAW USB flash drive

Summary: In this article, we will show you an method to quickly and securely recover lost data from a RAW USB flash drive and then give you two options to fix RAW USB flash drive.

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1. USB flash drive becomes RAW format.

“Hi, I connected my USB flash drive to my computer, I couldn’t open it, the computer continued asking me to format it. I don’t know what happens to the USB flash drive, but I don’t want to format it because there are many of important documents are stored on it. What should I do? Is there any way to recover the documents from it?” - Kevin

Almost all of computer users use USB flash drive as a storage device or use it for data transfer. The tiny device is perfect for us to store important files and move data from one location to anther. However, if some thing goes wrong, the USB flash drive may become raw format and you can’t access to your data stored on it any more. That’s a big disaster. Symptoms of RAW USB flash drive.

  • The most obvious symptom of a USB drive having turned RAW is that you will simply not be able to access any of the files you know are stored on the USB flash drive. If you check the properties of the USB flash drive you are having problems with, you will see that the file system is RAW or unknown.
  • When you insert the USB flash drive to your computer, it pops a windows to asks you to format it or show the USB flash drive is not initialized, do you want to initialize it now? Or shows ‘Sector not found’.
  • You may see your USB flash drive is full, shows Zero space or the USB flash drive may become empty.
  • If you could open the USB flash drive, you may see weird files on the USB flash drive.

RAW USB Flash Drive

There are many causes (such as file system crash, virus infection, incompatible format) would lead to USB flash drive becomes RAW format. Actually, when you are facing this issue, you don’t want to know what the reason is, you just want to get your data back and fix this issue, don’t you? Let’s get started.

2. How to recover lost data from RAW USB flash drive.

For most of users, the most important thing need to do when their USB flash drive becomes RAW is getting the lost data back. Magoshare Data Recovery is a powerful, safe and easy-to-use data recovery program. It is able to quickly recover all data from the RAW USB flash drive whether you’ve format it or not. Before or after you fix the RAW USB flash drive, you can use this software to get all lost data back.

Step 1. Download and install Magoshare Data Recovery on your computer, open it.

Step 2. Insert the RAW USB flash drive into your computer. Then select it to start data recovery.

How to recover lost data from RAW USB flash drive

Step 3. Just click on Scan button. Magoshare Data Recovery will deeply scan the USB flash drive and find all data.

How to recover lost data from RAW USB flash drive

Step 4. Once the scan is completed, you can quickly select the wanted data and save it to your computer.

How to recover lost data from RAW USB flash drive

3. Two methods to fix RAW USB flash drive.

#1 Check the drive to fix it.

Step 1. Connect your USB drive to your computer.

Step 2. Go to "This PC". Find the USB flash drive icon, right-click it and choose "Properties".

Step 3. Click the "Tools" tab and then click "Check".

Step 4. In the "Error Checking" window, choose "Scan and repair drive" and wait for the process to finish.

fix RAW USB flash drive

#2 Format the RAW USB flash drive to fix it.

The quickest way to fix the RAW USB flash drive is formatting it. Just right click the RAW USB flash drive and choose Format. Then follow the wizard to format the RAW USB flash drive.

Format RAW USB flash drive

Magoshare AweEraser also can help you fix RAW USB flash drive, just open this software on your computer, then choose disk repair tool. Run repair to fix the RAW USB flash drive.

Repair RAW USB flash drive

In conclusion:

The USB becoming the RAW format is a common issue that annoys users. When a USB becomes RAW, it means the data on the device will become inaccessible. It is easy to fix the RAW USB flash drive, but before or after fixing the USB flash drive, you’d better recover your lost data. Magoshare Data Recovery is a safe data recovery program, it is able to quickly and completely recover all data from a RAW USB flash drive.

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