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Help! Can't open flash drive

By ragxyz
Apr 4, 2007
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  1. Whenever I try to open my flash drive, a menu will appear asking me to choose which program to open it. Is my drive infected?
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Does it ask for the program when you try to access your flash drive from My Computer?
  3. ragxyz

    ragxyz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    yeah

    it will make you choose which program and then nothing happens after you click it
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    What kind of data does it have? (music, photos, videos, etc)
  5. ragxyz

    ragxyz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    all kinds

    My flash drive contains a variety of documents. IT should open like the way hard drives open.
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Try "exploring" it. (Right click, then select "Explore")

    That has worked great for me.
  7. Tedster

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

  8. pointblizzy

    pointblizzy TS Rookie

    I had the same problem. I don't think it's a virus. Try opening it up with the "internet explorer" icon. That should do the trick
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