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Why can I see a USB stick drive but but can't open it?


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#1 yorocco7

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 10:12 PM

I have a small USB thumbdrive I've used for years.  I can put it in a USB port & my Win10 -Asus -ROG laptop makes the sound that a new device was plugged in, I have " This PC" opened. I can see the icon for the device pop up "USB Drive (E:)". If I double click on it a window pops up saying " please insert a disk into USB Drive (E:)". I can right click on it & see all the options. I figured maybe it needs to be formatted again. I select to format the device & I get a popup window saying  "There is no disk in E. Insert a disk & try again". So why can I see the drive show up as available in "This PC" but I can't do anything with it? It appear as the E drive but then the system acts like its not even there.

How can I fix this?

Thanks!


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 11:36 PM

Have you just updated to Win 10 1803?



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Posted 03 May 2018 - 01:32 AM

I don't know.The system info says Win 10 Home 10.0.16299.  But I get the same problem on my win 7 laptop. You would think if the USB drive was broken it wouldn't be noticed when pluggesin & would appear as a drive in "This PC". 


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