Software to Perform RAW USB Recovery

USB Drives are portable storage medium that can store data of large amount. When it is connected to the computer USB slot, operating system recognizes it as a removable device and assigns a drive letter to it. After it is detected you will be able to access the files saved on your USB.


Sometimes after connecting RAW USB drive to your system, you may encounter the following situations

  • Invalid media type reading drive. Abort, Retry, Fail?
  • File system is displayed as “RAW”.
  • Messages such as “Sector not found”.
  • Windows showing “Disk not formatted. Do you want to format it now?”
  • Weird characters in file names.

These may be displayed due to some damage in USB partition. In all these cases operating system force you to format the drive to make it accessible for you. On checking the property of the drive you can see RAW file system and used and free space as 0 bytes even though there is a large amount of data stored. Until you format it the operating system never lets you to access or store new files to it. Forceful formatting may lead the deletion of all the important files that you had stored for future reference. During such accidents opt for USB Drive Recovery software to recover usb drive data.

Following are some facts the lead to raw USB:

  1. Spyware attack: Virus is malicious programs that can cause simple to complex file loss. When they infect your USB drive it can spread around from one file to other making them into shortcut files. During such cases when your USB drive is already filled with the threats your operating system may force you to format it in order to prevent virus from infecting the other files stored on your computer.
  2. Improper shutdown: Files saved on your USB drive can be opened for changes and later saved. In an ongoing modification process, if an unexpected shutdown happens, it may corrupt the USB drive file system and converts into RAW which forces you to format the pen drive after restarting your system.
  3. File system corruption: Even USB drive is considered as a partition. USB drive partition as a header which contains the required information of the files stored on it like pointers, locations etc. When these header structure is disturbed in anyway the files system can be corrupted and changed to RAW making the files inaccessible to users.

USB drive Recovery is best utility that can be used to recover data from RAW flash drives. Using this software, you can recover Lexar USB drive within few mouse clicks. The files content can be previewed with the help of “Preview” option provided in this tool. This tool can recover flash drive Mac and Windows operating system.

With the assistance of “Find” feature you can search for a particular file if you are familiar with any of it file attribute. Using this software, you can also know how to restore document from USB drive as well as other media files like audio, video, photos, animations etc. Once you preview the recovered file you are given a option to save your files on any type of storage device or on different location on the same storage device from where you have retrieved it. With the help of this software, you can recover USB drive on all major versions of Windows OS.

Steps to recover data from RAW USB:

Step 1: Download the USB Drive Recovery tool from the site and install it on your personal computer. Connect the flash drive to your system. Manually launch the software and select “Recover Photos” option from the first screen displayed to recover USB drive files.

Recover USB Drive - Main Screen

Step 2: When the tool pops up the second screen it ask you to select between “Recover Deleted Photos” or “Recover Lost Photos” option. Decide and select any one option based on the data loss scenario of your file.

Recover USB Drive - Select Mode Screen

Step 3: Next, the application displays a screen with a list of drives including USB drive. Select the pen drive and click on “Next” option. The tool scans the drive and provides you with a list of restored media files. Select the file, preview its content and save it on a secure location.

Recover USB Drive- Select USB Drive Screen

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