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need help with my flash drive

By TimAtwell
Nov 25, 2006
  1. Hi I got a new flash drive and istalled it it says that its installed but can`t open it checked for it in my computer but cant find it it shows thats it in add or remove and its on my desktop tool bar just can`t open it to put files in it this is all new to me please help thanks
     
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    It needs to have a valid partition and be formatted (FAT32 often preferred) before it is viewable in My Computer.

    Start > Run > diskmgmt.msc

    There are some other possible problems as well, but check to make sure it has a partition and is formatted first.
     
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