If your SD card or USB Drive has stopped working and you have tried formatting it multiple times but it still continues to malfunction it can be quite a frustrating experience.
Many people continue facing similar problems with their SD cards and Pen Drives. Luckily, it is possible to solve the problem and fix your corrupted USB drive or SD card.
If your SD card or USB drive becomes RAW file system, it becomes impossible to access the data contained inside.
Each time you try double clicking it, the message "the disk drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" will keep appearing.
In such a situation it is neither possible to format the USB drive or SD card immediately nor convert it directly. If you encounter such a problem, you should first recover the data before formatting the SD card or USB drive.
If the SD card is RAW, you cannot use Windows to format it since the RAW drive cannot be read by the computer or Command prompt. If you open CMD and type chkdsk to repair your SD card it will show "the type of filesystem is RAW, CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives".
To recover the data inside the RAW SD card, you will need to use a data recovery tool.
The data recovery tool can recover any file formats including images, videos, audio, documents, etc. from a RAW drive efficiently. The data recovery tool will also help you recover files from a flash drive, hard drive, etc. if it is showing RAW file system.
Here is how you can recover data using a data recovery tool known as Mini Tool.
This tutorial just showed you how to recover data from the corrupted SD card but does not show you how to fix it. Fixing it involves formatting the SD card or USB drive.
The data recovery tools helps you to recover the data from the corrupted SD card easily and in a short time.
Once you have recovered all the files you need, it is now time to fix it by formatting it. Once you have formatted it, you can convert it to NTFS or FAT 32, which are both file systems that Windows can recognize.
It is possible to repair a corrupted SD card using Command Prompt (CMD) in Windows. The How-to guide below will help you do it in a simpler way.
In the technique all you have to do is enter some commands in CMD and Windows will forcefully format the SD card or USB drive.
Once you have done this, your SD card or USB drive will be back to normal once more.
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