How to Recover Data from Raw USB Flash Drive and Fix Raw Drive
Hi, when I connect my Kingston USB Flash Drive to my computer, the pop-up window says that it can't be opened due to some error. Why the USB flash drive was 0 MB with RAW file system. How can I fix RAW USB flash drive? Is there any way to restore files stored on my RAW USB drive?
Your USB flash drive usually shows the following symptoms: Drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? File system showing as "RAW" or unknown; 0 bytes used space and 0 bytes free space and unrecognized USB flash drive, USB flash drive showing wrong capacity in Windows PC/Mac, Windows is unable to complete the format on RAW USB flash drive, RAW USB drive is write protected and can't be formatted, Error saying 'sectors not found', Abort, Retry, Fail? Weird characters on file name. In above cases you should that USB flash drive became RAW.
Why My USB flash drive became RAW?
Here are common RAW USB flash drive scenarios:
System crash due to sudden power failure or abrupt system shutdown
Inappropriate handling of the USB flash drive
USB flash drive was attacked by Malware/virus
Unplugging the USB flash drive when it is in use can also corrupt its file system and turn it into RAW
Changes to file system of USB flash drive via formatting
How to restore files from RAW USB flash drive in manual or free way?
You can fix and repair RAW USB flash drive in following steps:
Connect the RAW USB flash drive to computer
Right-click on the USB drive and click on Properties
Go to Tools and click on check now
Select Automatically fix file system error and Scan and attempt for recovery of bad sectors and click start
How to Recover Data from Raw USB Flash Drive on a Mac computer?
If you are a Mac user and need to perform Raw USB Flash Drive Recovery on Mac, please download RAW USB Flash Drive Data Recovery for Mac software - Mac USB Flash Drive Data Recovery Pro.
Download and install RAW USB Flash Drive Data Recovery for Mac on your computer, connect your RAW USB drive to Mac and make sure it has detected. Follow the next tutorial to perform RAW drive recovery on Mac computer.
Step 1: Run the RAW USB Drive for Mac Tool
Select the RAW USB flash drive which detected on your Mac computer, and click start to next.
Step 2: Restore Files from RAW USB Drive
At the scanning is completed, you can check all recovered files on the results. Click "Recover" button to get back files from Raw USB Flash Drive on Mac.