If you are going to convert RAW to FAT32 , you come to the right place. In this post, MiniTool tells you how to convert RAW to FAT32 using CMD, File Explorer, Disk Management, and free third-party software step-by-step. Try these RAW to FAT converters now!

What You Should Know about RAW Drives/Partitions

Storage devices like SD cards, USB flash drives, and external hard drives can become RAW due to the causes below.

  • The partition table is damaged.
  • There are viruses or malware on the storage device.
  • There are bad sectors on the drive/partition.
  • The file system of the drive/partition is damaged or corrupted.
  • No file system is assigned to the drive/partition while you format it.
  • The file system of the device is not recognized by the PC.
  • The format process is canceled before the format process finishes.

What does it mean when a storage device or partition becomes RAW? RAW is a non-standard file system that can’t be recognized by Windows. Therefore, once the drive/partition turns to RAW, all the contents on the drive/partition will become unreadable.

It means that you are unable to access the files stored on the RAW partition or drive. If you want to access the data, you need to convert the RAW drive/partition to Windows-compatible file systems like FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS.

In this post, we show you how to format RAW to FAT32 without losing data. To do that without data loss, you should recover the data first.

FAT32 is compatible with devices like computers (Windows, Mac, and Linux), game consoles, HDTVs, drones, SD cards, etc. In a word, it has great compatibility. Click here to know detailed information about NTFS vs. FAT32 vs. exFAT.

Related article: Top 3 Ways to Convert RAW to NTFS in Windows 7/8/10 with Ease

Recover the Lost Data Before You Convert/Format RAW to FAT32

You may lose data if you directly format RAW to FAT32. To prevent that, you should recover the lost data from the RAW drive/partition before starting the conversion/format process. As for data recovery, MiniTool Partition Wizard is highly recommended.

What does formatting a hard drive do ? You can find the answer in the post.