Flash drive detected as RAW

December 2016


My Flash disk is detected as RAW. What can be done?


  • Connect the device.
  • Right-click on "My Computer" > "Manage" > Disk management.
  • Your hard disks and external storage devices are listed there.
  • On your flash disk you shall see a black band and above is written "Not allocated".
  • Right-Click and select "Create a new partition".
  • Follow the instructions.

Thanks to morneo-dz for this tip.

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