I just inserted the SD card of my Raspberry Pi into the card reader and I added a wpa_supplicant.conf file because it was not connected to the internet.

However when I inserted the SD card in my Raspberry Pi it was not booting.

I inserted the SD card in the card reader and there was no Boot drive. Just Drive (H) that was empty and drive I which I cant access without format. I really need to get the data out of this sd. Any help?

  • the partition you "can't access" is the root partition which Windows can't read. As for the empty boot partition, that's a mystery. Which raspberry pi do you have? If it's a 3 plus or 4, you should be able to create a USB boot drive, then you can read the data on the root partition on the SD (if it hasn't also been erased) Nov 1, 2022 at 22:09
  • Have you ever operated/used a Linux system? If so, plug your SD card into a USB-SD adapter similar to this, and mount it. Then edit your question because we have virtually nothing to go on here.
    – Seamus
    Nov 3, 2022 at 3:36

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There is some third party tools for reading ext filesystem partitions. And theses should be able to access your data on the root partition on the SD-card.

DiskInternals Linux Reader

Ext2explore is old (2012) but is still working

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