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How to Recover RAW Files from SD Card

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Jan 24, 2024 • Filed to: Recoverit Topic • Proven solutions

How to recover data from RAW format SD card? The Micro SD card file system becomes RAW, and some SD card data files are missing. When you try to connect the card to the computer, you will get an error message asking you to format it. Don't worry. You still can get your files back. In the next tutorial, we will show you the best way to recover data from the RAW SD card.

Definition - What does Raw Data mean?
Raw data refers to any data object that hasn’t undergone thorough processing, either manually or through automated computer software. Raw data may be gathered from various processes and IT resources.
Raw data is also known as source data, primary data, or atomic data.

Techopedia explains Raw Data.
Raw data is primarily unstructured or unformatted repository data. It can be in files, visual images, database records, or any other digital data. Raw data is extracted, analyzed, processed, and used by humans or purpose-built software applications to conclude, make projections, or extract meaningful information. The processed data takes the form of information.
Business intelligence, data mining, and some artificial intelligence may process raw data to produce meaningful results.

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Part 1. The Best SD Card Raw Data Recovery Software

The best data recovery software to help you recover RAW SD card data, we recommend the Recoverit Data Recovery program. It is a reliable SD Card Data Recovery software. It can help you recover files from a RAW micro SD card.

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Part 2. How to Recover RAW Files from SD Card

Download and install Recoverit RAW SD Card Recovery on your computer. This guide will start on a Windows computer to recover files from the RAW SD card. Also, you can get download Recoverit Mac Data Recovery to process. Connect your SD card to the computer and follow the next steps to perform RAW data recovery.

Step 1. Select Your RAW SD Card

Select your SD card detected on the computer, click the "Start" button to recover data from the RAW Micro SD card.

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Step 3. Scanning the RAW Micro SD Card

Recoverit Data Recovery will start to scan the RAW SD card. After the first scan, you can check some recoverable files. If you cannot find your data, you can scan with "Deep Scan" mode, which will deeply search your RAW Micro SD card.

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Step 4. Preview Files and Recover RAW Data

After the scanning, you can preview some recovered files like photos and images. Select your data files and click the "Recover" button to get them back. (Note: Please save your recovered files on a computer hard drive or get a safe storage device in case of data loss again.)

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The majority of the raw SD card recovery solutions require you to format the SD card before re-accessing it. Recoverit Data Recovery also supports recovering data from formatted SD card easily. Download and try it for now.

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Part 3. How to Fix Raw SD Card without Losing Data

When your SD card corrupts or becomes raw, most of us try fixing it by using the check disk utility provided by Windows. It is a built-in feature provided by the Windows operating system and may turn out to be effective if used the right way. If you are looking to repair your raw SD card without formatting it, follow the next simple steps to recover files from the SD card using cmd.

  1. Launch the command prompt, ctrl + R keys, and type in 'run' (without quotes), followed by the enter key.
  2. Once you have managed to open the command prompt, type in the following command and hit enter:
    chkdsk /X /F
    In case your SD card is assigned G:\, you need to type in chkdsk /X /F G:
  3. Follow the instructions given by the command prompt to complete the memory card data recovery process. After it is completed, you may now access your SD card without seeing any error messages.
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