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8gb Flash Drive corrupted?

By DangerDan
May 22, 2009
  1. I have a Freecom 8gb flash drive that i've been using for a while with no hassle. Lately though, it's become impossible to access the files on the drive and sometimes when i plug it in Windows prompts me to fix it. I do all the steps and all the variations of that and it eventually lets me into the drive, but a click or highlight of the documents results in Windows not responding and a necessary CAD.

    I'm not in the least bit bothered about saving the files on the drive, but i would like to use the thing again. Is it saveable?
     
  2. wii-ste

    wii-ste TS Rookie Posts: 197

    if you don't mind losing the files, you could do a format. this will wipe everything from the drive.

    open My Computer, Right-Click the drive and select Format
     
  3. DangerDan

    DangerDan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh, forgot to say that for some reason clicking 'format' won't do anything at all.
     
  4. DangerDan

    DangerDan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Also, attempting a format on CMD results in absolutely nothing happening either...
     
  5. xehqter

    xehqter TS Rookie Posts: 85

    Flash drives are cheap, why risk your data by salvaging the drive.
     
  6. DangerDan

    DangerDan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The data on it is just TV shows and music, all stuff that's easily replaceable. I just would rather not buy a new one.
     
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    flash drives are volatile and by nature are fragile. If you have a flaky drive - replace it.
     
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