USB drive auto creating folders

By vexicus
Oct 21, 2008
  1. i delete documents it comes back, so i thought okay, ill just keep it all in there.. but every time i go in there the folders pictures, music, and videos are there, i delete them, its all good, i plug it in again, and the folders are back

    is there a way from keeping my USB device from automatically creating these folders?

    thank you in advance :D
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Windows itself keeps these folders in My Documents
    You aren't talking about those required folders are you?

    If you are talking about on your flash reader device, you may just need to format it.
    Here's a good tool I've used to do that (this will only format Flash Drives, ie remove all data, so backup your flash drive first)

    HP USB Disk Storage Format Utility

    Will format any USB flash drive
    It can be known to recover Flash drives that are un-responsive too.
  3. vexicus

    vexicus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ill give it a try and post the results, thank you :)
  4. vexicus

    vexicus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    still creates the files

    i know its an automatic thing
    just wondering if there was a way to stop it from creating them
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    There must be a program installed on your computer to do with that Flash Drive
    Note: These programs that come with the Flash Drive are not required for normal running of the drive itself

    Please check Add\Remove programs for such a program

    Failing that, you may need to go to the USB flash drive manufacture's support page, and download the removal software presently encrypted in it
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