“I have 16 GB SD memory card, which contains all data of my academics projects. Last night, to take some data from it, I tried to open it, but instead of getting open, my system pops up an unknown error. Later, I thought to check its properties, where I found 0 byte as used space and in place of file system RAW was written there. Please tell me, is it possible for me to retrieve data from RAW memory card?
If you are having a doubt that your situation is similar, like above one. You can clear it out, by checking following conditions:
- First condition is the popping error itself. Since, whenever you clicked on drive that represent SD card, an error will pop up stating, “SD card shows raw” or “SD card is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?”
- Go to Properties of SD card and check it’s Used Space if there it mentioned as 0 byte, it means drive has become RAW
- In Properties, mentioned File System will also appear as RAW
Your presence in this page till now proves that you are facing same situation. Generally, when drives become RAW, all data stored in it will become inaccessible. In addition, if you are in this problem, it means you too have lost accessibility and now looking for its solution, right?
Followings are some issues, due to which SD card becomes inaccessible:
- Severe virus attacks
- Getting errors in middle of file transfer
- Improper handling issues
- Running same SD card on different devices
In any of the above case, your data will become unreadable. However, you have an ultimate solution by which you can set everything like earlier. To utilize that solution, first you need to download that from given link and complete installing of recovery product i.e. ‘ Photo Recovery’.
It is one of the prominent applications to get back data from RAW SD card on Windows OS. This card recovery program is capable of retrieving files from various types of Secure Digital cards without any difficulty. With this tool, you can restore multiple formats of photo files, video files, audio files, songs and other documents that got removed from RAW SD card. In addition to this, it supports data recovery of files from numerous memory cards like Mini SD card, Micro SD card, SDHC, SDXC, XD, CF, MMC and Memory Sticks, etc on Windows OS. After completing recovery, you can preview regained media files. This software supports data recovery of memory card running on various versions of Windows OS like Windows 10, 8, 8.1 , XP, Vista, Server 2003 and Server 2008.
First and foremost, connect your RAW memory card to PC -> Visit here to download and install Photo Recovery software to your Windows PC -> Launch the installed software and follow on screen instructions -> from first screen, you will two options. Click on “Lost Photo Recovery” options to get back data from RAW memory card -> Next, software will scans for drives / partitions present on system. Choose the logical drive that represents affected memory card and click on Next -> Now, choose file type of data which you want to restore from RAW memory card -> A scanning window will appear which will take few minutes to get complete -> Once, it gets finish, it will displays list of files whose recovery are possible. Now, make use of two view types i.e. File Type View and Data View to select desired files -> Finally, click on Save and mention desired location to save all restored data there.