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Recovering Data From RAW Flash Drive or Memory Card (SD, MicroSD)
Read this article to learn more about recovering files from a flash drive or SD/MicroSD memory card switching to RAW file system after a failure, and how to fix such media. Is the file system of a USB flash drive or an SD, MicroSD memory card recognized as RAW? Are you at your wits’ end how to fix a RAW flash drive and recover the inaccessible data? Can’t format a memory card? Need to convert it into NTFS or FAT32 without losing data? Has the file system of a storage device changed in RAW – how to fix it? You will find answers to these and other questions in our article.
How to Format Your Flash Drive if Windows Standard Tools Cannot Complete The Format
Read to know what to do if there is a USB drive format error: how to format it again and recover the lost data.
To continue the topic of repairing USB flash drives that we brought up in the article “How to Repair a Flash Drive,” let us consider one more case involving a failure in the work of this data carrier.
File Recovery Algorithm
Read about data recovery procedure for NTFS disks and the algorithm used by file recovery apps.
Now when we covered most of the theory, we can proceed to actually recovering files. As you may remember from our previous article, FAT was never designed with data recovery in mind. As a result, FAT was very inconvenient to work with when it came to recovering lost information.
Inside FAT: File Recovery
Read about the process of data recovery from a FAT disk and the algorithm used for file recovery.
Now when we found the file system, we can start analyzing its records. Our goal is identifying addresses of the physical sectors on the disk that contain data belonging to a deleted file. In order to do that, a data recovery algorithm will scan the file system and enumerate its records.
Recovering Data From Flash Drives And Memory Cards
Any user can recover any type of files on their own – by just using the right tools for the job. Read more in the article below.
USB flash drives are used to carry files around, while memory cards such as SD, SDHC, Compact Flash or SONY Memory Stick are used in a variety of devices such as cell phones, digital cameras and MP3 players. While these solid-state storage media appear as drive letters in Windows, their principle of operation is very different from hard drives. As a result, they require a different approach to recover information.