How to access a raw formatted usb stick?

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How to access a raw formatted usb stick?

#1 Post by cyber101 »

I would like to gain access to my files inside a usb stick that is in raw format.
This usb stick was previously in Fat format but changed to raw by itself. I am not after deleted files.
I detailed guide would be appreciated.

Windows 8.1
I dont use Linux

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Re: How to access a raw formatted usb stick?

#2 Post by SailorJo »

My reply may not help but shed some additional light on the problem.
I am using micro SD cards in my phone (Samsung Note 4). They are being used to store movies as well as open-street-maps and some PDFs like my camera's user guide. Once in a while they change the file system to RAW. I can recognise the SD card using DOS but I cannot format them at all. Windows Vista assigns a drive letter but TestDisk seemingly needs more information, I cannot chose the drive letter assigned to the SD card to analyse or correct anything.

Any idea to rescue the data would be welcomed.
Regards, Jo

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Re: How to access a raw formatted usb stick?

#3 Post by cgrenier »

You can try PhotoRec to recover some data but if the card or the USB key failed sometimes to be formated, you should replace it.