How to recover data from a RAW USB flash drive for free?

Updated on July 2, 2024 by Admin to RAW Data Recovery

What is the meaning of 'a RAW USB flash drive'? A RAW USB flash drive means the file system of the USB flash drive has been damaged, so you cannot access files stored in it. The file system of the USB flash drive is displayed as "RAW", and a “The disk in drive * is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?” or "You need to format the disk in drive *: before you can use it. Do you want to format it?" error message will appear when you try to access the USB flash drive. When we search for a method for RAW USB flash drive recovery, we can't just perform format directly as we are asked, because it will result in overwrite or damage to the files in the data area of the RAW USB flash drive.

USB flash drive needs to format


It is really heart-struck moment when you find the USB drive become RAW. All the files on the USB drive seem to have been lost whether if you have format the USB drive or not. But do not give up, in fact, the files on a RAW USB flash drive can be recovered by using professional USB flash drive data recovery software - Hasleo Data Recovery Free.


Tutorial to recover data from RAW USB flash drive with Hasleo Data Recovery Free?

Step 1: Choose Deep Scan Recovery

Download, install and run Hasleo Data Recovery. And you will see a screen with many options of recovery. Please select Deep Scan Recovery mode.

select deep scan recovery mode

Step 2: Select the RAW USB Flash Drive to Scan

Select the RAW USB flash drive where you lose your files and let the software scan it for lost files. The scanning process takes a while to complete, which is depend on the capacity of the USB flash drive.

select raw usb flash drive to scan

Step 3: Preview and Recover Deleted Files

You can preview some files and then you can choose all needed files to recover.

recover lost files



As a professional USB flash drive data recovery software, you can use Hasleo Data Recovery Free to recover lost files from a RAW USB flash drive effectively.


Please note that:
1. If the device you want to recovery data from is encrypted by BitLocker Drive Encryption, you should try BitLocker Data Recovery.
2. Don't save recovered data to the device where data loss appears, for it may overwrite lost data.
3. You can export/save the scanning results for later or next recovery.