Unable to format SD memory card with RAW file system?

Hey, guys there! Do you guys know something about SD memory card RAW file system error problems? Recently, I just cannot access my 16GB SD memory card and inner stored photos since it keeps asking me to format no matter whether it try to use it on my digital camera or Samsung laptop. My friend just says it is detected as RAW file system on my PC and that’s why it needs formatting before any access. But, I really don’t know such memory card RAW file system error and don’t know whether the SD memory card RAW format error recovery software recommended by my friend really works for me, like http://www.icare-recovery.com/howto/sd-memory-card-raw-file-system.htmlor http://www.piriform.com/recuva or http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec. How do you think about it? Is any related memory card data recovery software really needed? Can I just format this memory card and do rescue everything inside latter? Thanks for any suggestion here!


in that case where the card is detected in RAW and is unable to format, then it seems to be defective and needs to be replaced. you can replace the card with the place of purchase or with sandisk direct. 

you can ask for a replacement through this link


Hi, Once the memory card file system become RAW then any devices unable to read the data from memory card. if you want to recover data then make use of profesional recovery program. There is another tool which helped to recover complete data from memory card efficeintly http://bsdelite.com/formatted-sandisk-memory-card-recovery-software

If it’s a SanDisk SD card you have, it most likely came with RescuePRO recovery software. 

You can try having that scan the card to see if it finds the files you are looking for. As you are looking for RAW files, use RescuePRO Deluxe.

If you need to download it, you can find it here. 

SanDisk RescuePRO