RAW SD Card Recovery Software

SD card is extensively used in Mobile phones, digital cameras, camcorders and other digital gadgets to save your valuable pictures, videos, music files and documents. Sometimes you may encounter serious problems with SD card resulting in data loss. For an example, SD card in phone may suddenly stop working; both phone and computer cannot recognize SD card. The computer reads the card as being in RAW format and all files are inaccessible. When you check the property of SD card in disk management the whole drive reads as 0 bytes or entire space on the SD card is shown as un-allocated and your computer might prompt a window showing the error message “Drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now?”. In such circumstances all the files stored on SD card becomes unreadable; if you format the SD card to fix RAW file system problem, what’s worse, all the files will be erased. However, by making use of recovery tool you can recover RAW SD card data. Memory card recovery tool also helps you to perform CF card data recovery when it becomes RAW. Hop over here to grasp more information.

The storage drive without having file system is usually called as RAW. Since there is no file system on the SD card, you may get the message asking you to format the SD card upon connecting it to phone or computer. When SD card file system turns RAW and makes it files inaccessible, you should stop further usage of an SD card and look for the best software to retrieve erased files from RAW SD card. For this purpose, you can use SD card recovery software to rescue and retrieve valuable files from SD card, which you have formatted after showing RAW file system. This tool can recover files from memory card after format under any given instance on both Windows and Mac platforms.

Below are the symptoms and error messages, you may get to see when SD card file system turns RAW:

  • “SD card not formatted, Do you want to format it now?”
  • “Invalid media type reading drive. Abort, Retry, Fail.”
  • An error message like “SD not found”
  • SD card file is shown as “RAW”
  • File names contain unusual characters

The SD card is shown as RAW mainly because of the corruption of SD card file system. The file system of SD card gets damaged due to a number of causes. They are:

  • Infection of SD card with harmful virus, malware or spyware
  • Formatting error messages due to logical damage of the SD card
  • Incorrect formatting SD card on computer rather than phone or digital camera
  • Abrupt removal of SD cards, power failures or sudden system shutdown during the transfer of files
  • Using the same SD card in different phones, cameras or other storage devices, etc.

You may fix the SD card RAW problem by formatting it, but all data will be lost, that is why it is always suggested not to format the RAW SD card before recovering data from it. Because there is a chance of getting another formatting error message upon formatting the RAW SD card. So as soon you realize that SD card file system is showing RAW, avoid using Sdcard for saving or adding new files and connect it to the computer where SD card recovery software is installed. Execute the recovery process of RAW SD card and get back the lost files in a short span of time. You have the option to preview any required file from the recovered file list. This software is good to retrieve lost photos from Windows PC along with video and music files.

Why to use SD card recovery software over others?

The SD card recovery software is an advanced tool that uses powerful algorithms to scan the RAW SD card to recover all popular media file i.e. pictures, RAW images, videos and music files. For an instance, you can do deleted photo recovery from SD card to bring back picture (formats like JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, PSD, BMP, etc.) which are accidentally deleted from SD card on digital gadget or on the computer. It will also enable you to get back deleted/lost RAW image files from memory cards used in modern professional DSLR cameras namely Nikon, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Kodak, Sigma, Samsung, Olympus, Pentax, etc. Beside SD card, this tool will help you in recovering media files from other flash memory cards including XD card, CF card, SDHC card, SDXC card, MMC and Memory Sticks on computers having any of the latest Windows 8, 7, XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems.

It is possible to recover files from Kingston SDHC card after format error along with SD cards or SDXC cards manufactured by Transcend, SanDisk, Samsung, Panasonic, Sony and so on. This SD card recovery software will retrieve files, no matter whether the memory card is formatted, re-formatted, corrupted, showing card error and other issues. Other than memory cards, it is possible to restore media files hard drives, external hard drives, USB drives, iPods on both Windows and Mac computers. The Mac version of SD card recovery software works well on and Mac machines running on OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion platforms.

Simple steps to retrieve data from RAW SD card are:

Step 1: Download the SD card recovery software and install it on a Windows computer. Connect the SD memory card to the computer as an external drive and launch the software. Select Recover Photos option from the main window as shown in Figure 1.

Recover RAW SD Card - Select Recover Photos

Figure 1: Select Recover Photos

Step 2: From next display screen, you will get two options to select between deleted and lost photos based on the data loss scenario. Select Recover Lost Photos option to proceed with the recovery of files from RAW SD card. Then choose the SD card as a storage drive to initiate the RAW SD card data recovery process as shown in Figure 2.

Recover RAW SD Card - Select Drive

Figure 2: Select SD Card

Step 3: You can select particular file types or skip process by clicking on the Skip button to get back all photos, video and music files from RAW SD card. After scanning the SD card, the recovered files will be listed and displayed on the screen. Preview the files as shown in Figure 3 and if you are happy with results go ahead for buying licensed version of SD card recovery software to save recovered files from SD card.

Recover RAW SD Card - Preview Recovered Picture

Figure 3: Preview Recovered Files

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