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Thumb Drive Won't Work

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#1 Enderdrm


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Posted 05 August 2007 - 12:28 PM

I have an Attache' 2 GB thumb drive that works fine in 3 other computers. When I plug it into mine, I can't see the files that are on it. I can see the drive in My Computer. I also cannot put anything on the drive. When I try to I get an error:

Cannot copy (filename): Cannot find the specified file.
Make sure you specify the correct path and file name.

I know the filename is correct as I am dragging and dropping it into the thumb drive. I had this problem once before but don't remember how I fixed it. I'm sure it was some setting on this computer that was wrong.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Oh yea, Windows XP Pro OS.

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#2 pascor22234


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Posted 05 August 2007 - 03:57 PM

You could try saving all the files onto one of the computers where the drive does work properly. Then reformat the USB drive to FAT32. Copy the files back again and test it on the problem PC.

If this doesn't work try uninstalling all the USB drivers. XP will reinstall them on the next restart.

Control Panel > double-click System > Hardware tab > Device Manager button
Click the plus sign to the left of the entry Universal Serial Bus controllers. For each of the entries listed there right-click on the entry and select Uninstall. When all have been removed restart your PC and retest the flash drive.

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