How to recover data from RAW SD card?

Posted by Juno to Data Recovery on May 4th, 2017

A RAW SD card usually shows the following symptoms: "SD card is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" message, file system showing as "RAW" or unknown, 0 bytes used space & 0 bytes free space, etc. Losing data on a RAW SD card? This passage will offer you an easy solution to recover data from RAW SD card.

Tips before performing RAW SD card data recovery

There is one thing you should take care of: once the SD card becomes RAW, any further operation performed on it may cause damage to the original files stored on it. In order to keep the original files intact, you should avoid formatting the RAW SD card or doing any other further operation to the RAW SD card. The recommended procedure is to recover data firstly and then perform format operation.

How to recover data from a RAW SD card?

To recover data from RAW SD card, you need to turn to data recovery software for help. Here we recommend you iBoysoft Data Recovery - the best data recovery software that can recover data from RAW SD card.

iBoysoft Data Recovery is professional RAW drive recovery software for SD card that is able to recover data from RAW SD cards, recover data from SD card showing 0 bytes, recover data from SD card not formatted, and from other SD card RAW file system issues.

Recommended method to recover data from RAW SD card:

Step 1: Download iBoysoft Data Recovery, and install it on your computer.

Step 2: Connect RAW SD card to your computer with a card reader.

Step 3: Launch iBoysoft Data Recovery, and select the RAW SD card.

RAW SD card data recovery

Step 4: Click "Next" to search for all the deleted, lost and existing files.

Step 5: Preview the listed recoverable files, choose those you want, and click "Recover" button to retrieve them back from RAW SD card.

Step 6: Check to ensure you have recovered all needed data.

Besides, it also supports deleted file recovery, formatted drive data recovery, corrupted hard drive data recovery, deleted or lost partition recovery, etc. on Windows computers.

What is a RAW SD card and why does this happen?

Once SD card becomes RAW, it indicates there is no file system on it. It may be caused by SD card corruption, damaged file system, sudden interruption of power supply, unplugging without safe ejection, virus attack or some other issues.

To bring it back to normal, the SD card has to be formatted. However, formatting the RAW SD card will clean up data stored in the card. Fortunately, it's possible to recover data from a RAW SD card with iBoysoft Data Recovery.

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