Memory Card RAW Not Formatted alert

What is memory card RAW? What is memory card not formatted error? Recover data first of all when a memory card has RAW not formatted error.

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Most Android phones and digital cameras use a memory card to store data like pictures, videos, music, and more. However, you may receive message like "invalid memory card" when you insert your card to digital camera or Android phone. You may also receive not formatted alert on digital camera, Android phone or when you connect the card to your PC. System might pop up message like "disk drive is not formatted do you want to format it now" or "you need to format disk drive before you can use it". The file system of memory card also changes to RAW. What should you do when running into such kind of problem on your memory card?

RAW Memory Card Data Recovery

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When receive memory card RAW not formatted alert, you had better not format it. Instead, the most important thing for you is to extract all important files out off the memory card. You can rely on professional data recovery software to perform RAW memory card file recovery. By using data recovery software, you can recover data from all kinds of memory card such as SD card, mini SD card, micro SD card, CF card, TF card and memory stick and so on. You are able to recover pictures, videos, music, audio files, office files, emails and more other types of files from a RAW memory card which has not formatted error.

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Steps to Recover Data from RAW Memory Card

Step one: Free Download, install and run data recovery software. Connect the memory card to your computer and choose "Advanced Files Recovery", or "Format Recovery"
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Step two: Choose the memory card and the software will scan the card for lost files. You only need to wait during the scanning.

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Step three: Choose the memory card and the software will scan the card for lost files. You only need to wait during the scanning.

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Memory Card Not Formatted Error & RAW Drive Error

Memory card not formatted error can be caused by many reasons. When a memory card has not formatted error, you may find that the memory card changes to RAW file system or shows as unknown device. When there is not formatted error on a memory card, the most common situation is that Windows system asks you to format the memory card to fix the error. You are able to fix the not formatted error and change the file system from RAW to NTFS or FAT32 by formatting the memory card, but files will accordingly be deleted permanently due to formatting. Therefore, it is a difficult choice for most memory card users when memory card requires formatting.

Recover Data off RAW Memory Card

If you still feel difficult to decide whether you should forma the memory card to fix not formatted error and change RAW file system to NTFS or FAT332, you can make correct decision now. First of all, you should ignore the error message. Instead, you should look for reliable and useful data recovery software to recover data from the RAW memory card. With professional data recovery software, you can recover any type of files from a RAW memory card even if it is inaccessible or unreadable due to not formatted error. When files have been recovered successfully, you can format the memory card as you like.

Change RAW File System to NTFS or FAT32 on Memory Card

In order to fix not formatted error and change RAW file system to NTFS or FAT32 on memory card, you can format the card after data recovery. After formatting the memory card, you can continue to save data to this card. By the way, since the causes for memory card not formatted error are various, you had better make it clear the true reason why memory card has not formatted error. For example, if your memory card is infected with virus, you had better run anti-virus software to kill virus. If there are bad sectors on your memory card, you had better run error-checking tool to repair bad sector or you can full format the memory card.

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