Recovered files, how to make SD card usable?

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Recovered files, how to make SD card usable?

#1 Post by Durian »

Hi, everyone!

I'm new to this forum so I apologize for any mistakes if I made any.

So first of all a big thank you to Christophe Grenier for helping me to recover files from my RAW SD card.

I have used testdisk and found the solution from this topic [viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5903] to access my files and recover them. Hopefully this might help anyone else!

"You don't need to search for the partition, it hasn't been deleted.

Run TestDisk, Advanced, Boot, RebuildBS, List. If you can see your files, Write, confirm, Quit and restart your computer."


I just did till the "List" part and recovered my files from there to an external hard drive.

So my question now is: How do I get this SD Card to be usable again like normal? I did the "Write, confirm, Quit and restart your computer." part but when I did, Windows still says that I need to format the card before it can be used. The card is a Samsung 64GB SD card with FAT32 format.

All help is appreciated thanks in advance!

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Re: Recovered files, how to make SD card usable?

#2 Post by cgrenier »

You can try

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chkdsk /f d:
or you can format the memory card as you have already recovered your files.

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#3 Post by Durian »

Hi sorry for the late reply, I tried doing that and it is saying:

"The type of the file system is RAW
CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives."

Any other way to format it?

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Re: Recovered files, how to make SD card usable?

#4 Post by recuperation »

Durian wrote:
13 Nov 2019, 07:50
Hi sorry for the late reply, I tried doing that and it is saying:

"The type of the file system is RAW
CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives."

Any other way to format it?
CHKDSK does not format, it verifies an already existing file system structure and is able to repair some stoff.
FORMAT rewrites an empty file system structure on a disk. Only FORMAT does format.

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Re: Recovered files, how to make SD card usable?

#5 Post by Durian »

recuperation wrote:
13 Nov 2019, 12:26
CHKDSK does not format, it verifies an already existing file system structure and is able to repair some stoff.
FORMAT rewrites an empty file system structure on a disk. Only FORMAT does format.
So how exactly do I format the RAW SD card so that I can use it again?

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