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TyeDyeSkyGuy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I have a 16GB flash drive that I've been using to back up photo's, video's and documents from my computer. By mistake tonight, I pulled the drive when it wasn't finished writing, and now it's full of corrupt data, and files that it will no longer let me access nor delete.

Does anyone know how I can access or delete these files from the drive? I don't care if I lose all the data on the drive because it's still in my computer.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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K0rpl
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I recently had a similar problem, however mine was with a 2gb SD memory card..

I had only ever used that card in my Digital camera, but it would not read it any longer.

I tried multiple things, and what finally worked, was I stuck it in my Palm (Palm Treo 700) and for some reason it recognized it. I formatted it in the palm (FAT Only) then when I put it back in my card reader on the PC, I could format it for the FAT32, and all was well. I know this won't help you much, as palm's and PocketPC's Don't have USB Slots, but maybe it can help you find a work around...

If you can still see the drive, when you put it in the computer but just not open or delete the files, you can format it...

You run windows??

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:17 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yes, windows xp
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

OK. Does that drive show up when you stick it in?

Is it just that you can't access the files/folders?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I decided to just reformat the drive. All is good. Now I just need to re-transfer all those files. Confused
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah, that is what I was going to Suggest. yeah, it's amazing what we can store, and have to move...

Just think, in 1997 we had 1.44MB Floppies!!!

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