Can't copy files from jump drive

By jinksd
Feb 25, 2009
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  1. Ok, so here is my problem; I cannot copy files from my usb flash drives onto my PC anymore, I keep getting error message "cannot find specified file". I have 2 flash drives and they both seem to work on other computers. I can copy files onto them just not back onto my PC, OS is Windows XP and it is an older Dell optiplex. This just started about a month ago, prior to that I didnt have any problems copying from the flash drives. I'm guessing that its probably some kind of hardware failure, but I'm hoping its not. Anyway, any advice will be appreciated!
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    If they work on another computer, burn them to a disk to be sure they are saved.
    Then try reformatting the jump drives on your computer, using FAT32.
    You could have a File table error, a data error, or a hardware error... Some jump drives are famous for failing when carried in your pocket... Cruzer and Kingston most prominent among them.
  3. jinksd

    jinksd Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thats good advice, I think that its time to upgrade this tired old machine finally, thanks for the tips.
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