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Have you ever seen a RAW SD card? Why the SD card is not shown as NTFS or FAT? In this situation, the SD card cannot be accessible. In this essay, we will talk about how to quickly fix a RAW SD card and how to recover data from this kind of SD card.

how to quickly fix raw sd card

Part 1: What is RAW File System?

When a SD card cannot be recognized by the operating system, the file system is shown as [RAW] in [Disk Management]. The raw file system indicates the status that the disk or the storage device contains the unknown Windows files. If the file system is not recognized, you cannot read the files inside this storage device or input data into this device. To fix this problem, you should format the SD card to a file system, such as NTFS and FAT32.
how to quickly fix raw sd card
The file system of the SD card turns to RAW due to the following reasons:
  • The SD card is not formatted, or the file system is not correct.
  • The file system is not supported by the operating system.
  • Too many data errors and bad sectors occur.
  • The file system is corrupted, damaged logically.
The raw file system is not available on Windows or Mac. To avoid data loss, we should use a safe method to recover the raw SD card.
disk show to be raw

Part 2: How to Fix Raw SD Card with Renee Undeleter?

1. What is Renee Undeleter?

Renee Undeleter is the software specializing in data recovery. It can recover the deleted files, the emptied Recycle Bin and the formatted disk. The software includes 4 scan modes, Fast Partition Scan, Whole Partition Scan, Whole Disk Scan and Image Creation, which provides comprehensive solutions to data loss. Besides, its fingerprint technology and the file system rebuilding technology can skip the damaged blocks of the SD card to rebuild the file system. That can help us retrieve the lost data as much as possible.
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2. How to Use Renee Undeleter?

Here are the steps about how to recover the deleted video from the SD card with Renee Undeleter:
Step 1: Download and install Renee Undeleter. Open the software and select [Whole Partition Scan].
Note: Don’t install the software into the source disk in case that the data is overwritten, unable to be recovered.
select whole partition scan in renee undeleter to recover deleted video from sd card
Functions of different recovery modes:

• Fast partition scan – Recover the files after emptying Recycle Bin or deleted by mistake without data backup.
• Whole partition scan – Scan the whole partition and list all files, especially for the formatted partition or inaccessible issue.
• Whole disk scan – Scan entire disk to find out all partitions’ information and simulate the partition table.
• Image creation – Create a partition image which can be used in case that reading partition is slow or need a backup.

Step 2: Next, select the SD card and click on [Next] to go on.
Renee Undeleter Whole Partition Scan
Step 3: Wait for the scan and then select the target files to recover. Click on [Recover].
Note: Please save the recovered files into the folders in case that the original disk is overwritten.
preview and select the files to recover in renee undeleter
Step 4: Select the destination to save the files that are to be recovered. Finally, click on [Recover] to recover the files.
Note: Don’t save the recovered files in the original SD card. Otherwise, the files may cover the original data in the SD card. If you cannot recover the data in this easy, try [Whole Disk Scan] for the further scan.
recover files from whole disk scan with renee undeleter

Part 3: How to Fix Raw SD Card

The errors on the file system can cause the SD card to be RAW. You cannot fix the SD card through the CHKDSK command. Next, we will introduce the other methods.

1. Format SD Card

Step 1: Right click at the Start menu and select [Disk Management].
open windows disk management
Step 2: Right click at the target SD card and select [Format].
right click to select format sd card in disk management
Step 3: In the following window, check the option [Perform a quick format] and then click on [OK].
perform quick format disk management
Step 4: After that, all SD card data will be emptied.

2. Fix through Diskpart Command

Step 1: Search [cmd] in the search bar.
Step 2: Select [Command Prompt] in the search results and then select [Run as Administrator].
enable command prompt
Step 3: Type the command [diskpart] and then press the Enter key to run the command. Next, type [list disk] and press the Enter key to check the connected disks in the computer.
Step 4: After that, type [select disk 1] and press the Enter key to select the target disk. In this case, “1” is indicated to the target SD card. You can select the target according to the capacity.
Step 5: Type the command [clean] and then press the Enter key. All data, including partitions and volumes, will be emptied.
how to restore sd card to full capacity
Step 6: Type the command [create partition primary] and press the Enter key.
Step 7: Finally, type the command [format fs=FAT32 quick] and press the Enter key to format the SD card. [fs=FAT32] means the file system is FAT32. Also, the file system can be NTFS or exFAT.
create partition primary and active fat32 partition
These are the steps about how to quickly fix the RAW SD card. Through these operations, go to [Disk Management] and check the file system.