Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: How to Recover a Flash drive that turned into RAW

22 Nov 2013   #1
avinashrawat

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
How to Recover a Flash drive that turned into RAW

I Have a Toshiba 8GB USB that change into RAW file system, now windows don't recognize this. I have some important data on it. whenever i try to open this prompt a message "you require to format the drive."
I read some article on sevenforums.com, follow the instruction which shown in article but not Recover my USB.
Article link Recover a flash drive turned RAW Partition Wizard and TestDisk.
I try with TestDisk 6.14 and mini tool partition wizard server edition 7.5 to get back my partition but not get success.

I am attaching some snapshot of my USB.




Attached Thumbnails
How to Recover a Flash drive that turned into RAW-raw_td_1.png   How to Recover a Flash drive that turned into RAW-raw_td_2.png   How to Recover a Flash drive that turned into RAW-raw_td_3.png   How to Recover a Flash drive that turned into RAW-raw_td_4.png   How to Recover a Flash drive that turned into RAW-raw_mini_1.png  

How to Recover a Flash drive that turned into RAW-raw_mini_2.png   How to Recover a Flash drive that turned into RAW-raw_mini_3.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 Nov 2013   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there ... You could try Recuva file recovery ...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2013   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

The subject thread clearly concludes that MiniTool Partition Wizard scores over Test Disk - atleast in that trial - and hence it should always be the first choice.

So let us give TestDisk a pass and start from scratch.

1. Let us know the exact model number of your 8 GB Toshiba pen drive. Also let us know for how long you have been using it successfully and also when this problem started.

2. Uninstall the MiniTools Server Edition, reboot and install MiniTools Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1 http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

3. Safely remove all other external drives/Card Readers, plug in only your problem drive and then post a screenshot of Windows Disk Management, just to confirm that it still shows as RAW ( Go to the Tool bar in the window, click on the two buttons Show/Hide Console Tree and Show/Hide Action Pane to hide those so that we get a full view without those panes )

4. Post a screenshot of how your pen drive looks in the Partition Wizard.

5. Run Quick Scan in the Partition Recovery Wizard and check whether it successfully shows the partition.

6. If not then Run a Full Scan, which may take sometime, and check.

7. If after the Quick Scan or Full Scan the partition is shown, then explore to see whether all your files are seen.

8. If seen complete the procedure to rewrite the Partition Table.

9. If not seen cancel the process. We may have to try some other dedicated Data Recovery software.

Please do report.

Back to my bed and may be I will see it at dinner time when I am up or tom morning.

EDIT: In case Partition Recovery Wizard fails, I would recommend PhotoRec. Guide to using PhotoRec recovery software.

Since it is only an 8GB pen drive, if you have enough space on your internal drive, you may copy the recovered files to it. If not hook up an external drive before you start PhotoRec and copy the recovered files into it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Nov 2013   #4
avinashrawat

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

@Jumanji
However I decided to format my USB with default File System (FAT32 file system) but USB don't format .i try this many time with different file system but USB doesn't formatted. After some time i attached the USB this don't shown in Computer.Now the USB got damaged otherwise missing the USB driver. In which USB port i plug the USB another USB working properly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2013   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

You see, in the first instance, you used Partition Wizard Server Edition most probably a Trial version which is feature limited. That is why I told you to uninstall the server Edition, install the full featured and free Home Edition and try. Instead, you have been doing things on your own and reporting. How do you want me to help you now?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2013   #6
avinashrawat

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

@jumanji
my problem is that after scanning of USB from mini tool partition wizard server edition 7.5 ,Test Disk 6.14 and Easeus Data recovery wizard i lost my USB mean Now my USB don't shown in computer. How i can recover my USB.

Sorry for those things that done by me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2013   #7
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Who ever asked you to use Partition Wizard Server edition?

Anyway, Scanning with Partition Wizard either server edition or home edition cannot kill the pen drive, though the feature limited trial Server Edition would not have shown the files.

Now I really do not know the condition of your drive after all the manipulations..

Plug in your pen drive ( remove all other external drives) and post a screenshot of Windows Disk Management. Just do this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Nov 2013   #8
avinashrawat

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

@Jumanji
First thing i want to say that you, you don't liable for any damaged that got in My USB,only i am liable for the Damage. If u hurt by above post i say to "sorry". And want to says thanks for your help.
I am posting snapshot of windows disk management before and after inserting USB.


Attached Thumbnails
How to Recover a Flash drive that turned into RAW-before_usb.png  
Attached Images
How to Recover a Flash drive that turned into RAW-after_usb.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Nov 2013   #9
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

1. There is no need for the "before" screenshot.

2. After plugging in the pen drive, just take a full screenshot showing Disk 1 in it. That only carries the full information needed. I want to see whether it still reads RAW. ( Please do not click anywhere on Disk 1 to bring any other Window obscuring the DISK 1 drive map)

Your screenshot should look like the one below which shows my SanDisk pen drive Disk 1. Taken with Windows Snipping tool. Snipping Tool > New > Rectangular snip. Save as JPG in any folder you like and then upload.
How to Recover a Flash drive that turned into RAW-wdm.jpg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Nov 2013   #10
avinashrawat

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

@jumanji
There is no sign of USB.


Attached Thumbnails
How to Recover a Flash drive that turned into RAW-after_usb_snipping.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How to Recover a Flash drive that turned into RAW




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to recover data from Corrupt Flash Drive
So i have a USB drive that has a Red Bar when im viewing it from computer, it says 17.7 MB free of 3.73 but when i open it theres no files on it, ive tried Softorbits and Wondershare file recovery but it cannot find any of the files on the Drive, is there any way i can retrieve the files off of the...
General Discussion
Removable Flash Drive Recognized as a Local Disk and not a Flash Drive
I recently purchased a 32 GB San Disk Flash Drive. The security files pre-installed on the drive were junk, and I could not delete them so I formatted the drive to remove them. This cleaned the disk, and it holds data, but I'm not sure if this is part of my problem. I am trying to load my copy of...
Hardware & Devices
Recover a flash drive turned RAW Partition Wizard and TestDisk.
Of late a lot of interest has been generated in using the Partition Recovey Wizard of MiniTools Partition Wizard (PW). Venerable gregrocker brought out a new feature – extending a partition with even non-adjacent space - in the MiniTools Partition Wizard (PW) here:...
Software
Recover bad files from a flash drive
I was saving data to my flash drive when I accidentally removed it. It corrupted the data in one of the folders, and I used chkdsk to correct the errors. It said that it found the corrupted files and put them in the "found" folder. The trouble is, I can't find the "found" folder on the flash drive...
Backup and Restore


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:22.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App