You can use MiniTool Power Data Recovery to recover data from a RAW USB drive and then fix the RAW drive.

A USB data storage drive is a very useful device for data saving and transfer. Many people have one or more USB drives in case they need them immediately. But when you are using your USB drive, you might encounter different kinds of issues like the USB drive becoming RAW.

If your USB drive turns to RAW, you will be unable to access it on your computer let alone use files in it. You can format the RAW USB to normal but this will make you lose all files in it. So, you’d better use professional data recovery software to rescue your files beforehand.

How to Recover Data from a RAW USB Drive?

You can try MiniTool Power Data Recovery to recover data from a RAW USB flash drive. This is the best free data recovery software that is designed to recover files like images, documents, videos, movies, and audio files from USB flash drives, hard disk drives, SSDs, SD cards, and other types of data storage drives.

This software can scan both deleted and existing files on a drive. Files on a RAW drive still exist. So, you can use this MiniTool data recovery software to recover files from a RAW USB drive.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition allows you to scan the RAW USB drive and find your needed files. You can also use this freeware to recover no more than 1 GB of files.

Here is how to use this software to rescue files from your RAW USB drive:

Step 1: Keep the USB drive plugged in.

Step 2: Download and install MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition on your PC.

Step 3: Launch the software to enter its main interface.

Step 4: Find the USB drive, then move your mouse cursor to it and click the Scan button to start scanning it.

Step 5: When the scanning process ends, you will see the scan results. The scanned files are listed by the path. You can expand each path to find your needed files. If there are so many files, if you switch to Type to make this software display files by the data type. In addition, you can use Filter and Search to quickly locate your needed files. You can also preview files for confirmation.

Step 6: Select the files you want to recover from different folders. Then, click the Save button.

Step 7: Select a suitable location to save the selected files. The destination path should not be the RAW USB drive.

Step 8: Click OK to start data recovery.

After these steps, your selected files are saved to your specific location. You can click the View Recovered button to directly open the destination location and use the recovered files.

How to Fix a RAW USB Drive?

Now, all files on the USB drive are kept safe. You can fix the RAW USB drive without data loss.

Step 1: In File Explorer, right-click the USB drive, then select Format from the context menu.

Step 2: Select your needed file system from the pop-up interface.

Step 3: If you want to perform a deep format, you need to uncheck Quick Format.

Step 4: Click the Start button to start formatting the USB drive.

After formatting the USB drive, you can use it as a new one.


Now, you should know how to recover data from a RAW USB drive using MiniTool Power Data Recovery and how to fix the RAW drive by formatting it. Your issue should be properly solved.

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