USB Flash Drives are portable USB drives that rely upon flash storage, also known as pen drives or USB sticks.

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Which is the cheapest WIndows 8.1 license I can buy that will allow me to create a USB install stick? [closed]

I am building a PC with no DVD, and want to put 8.1 on it. I read the instructions on the MS site about downloading a setup program and putting in a license key and creating a USB stick. These ...
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My usb flash drive (Lexar) has very important documents from my Grad.

The flash drive I am using for Graduate school (has my life on it) is telling me to format the drive. I have already done this and if I do it again, I will lose all the data. How do I fix this?
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Troubleshooting USB Boot issues

No matter what I try, I can't seem to get my computer to boot from USB. I would very much appreciate any help. I'm usually quite good at these things but the solution here eludes me. I have been ...
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Is my SONY USB flash drive dead?

I have a following problem: when I plug-in my USB flash drive, it isn't shown in Windows Explorer or recognized by system at all. In device properties, it is shown as: USB MEMORY BAR ...
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How to do a factory reset on a SanDisk Cruzer Blade flash drive?

I have a 8 GB Sandisk USB flash drive. Recently it became write protected somehow. So I searched in Google and I tried to remove the write protection through almost all the methods I found. ...
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Plugging the usb device makes PC go crazy

When I plug in the usb flash drive, Windows 8.1 won't recognize it. Then when I plug out the mouse (so that I can plug in the flash drive instead), this happens: the usb drive is still not ...
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Access USB stick from freedos?

In relation with this question, I am trying to get some files onto the hard disk of a freedos-only computer without a CD/DVD reader. Networking seems not to be easy under freedos, so I turned to USB ...
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Chipbank udisk - How to create readonly partition for company catalog purpose

I've ordered some usb drives for my company with laser logo and so on. As we had no time to wait for the "preloading" of the catalogs, we got them blank. I checked with a tool the chipset of the ...
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Too much time taking to read a USB flash drive when connected to system

I use HP G62 laptop which runs on Windows 7. For 3 days it takes more time to read a pen drive when connected, that is the pen drive appears not suddenly in the My Computer after it is connected. ...
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Kingston data traveler 160

I seem to have accidentally deleted the driver for my Kingston data traveler 160 flash drive and can't seem to find a driver download to fix the problem! When I tell the computer to search online it ...
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USB Stick Becoming Write Only

I am running windows 7. I have a 2GB flash-drive running a strawberry Perl portable edition. I was spending time installing CPAN modules this morning when suddenly my disk became write protected. ...
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Why does it take so long time to permanently delete files from a USB memory?

I'm deleting a Python installation folder (12000 files, 256 MB) from a USB flash memory from Windows. It is currently expected to take 40 minutes. Why? I thought it would be enough to change a couple ...
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MS DVD/USB download tool where is located?

After install MS DVD/USB download tool, I cannot locat it in either Start, neither Program Files. The installer GUI and the MS webpages are not providing any information. I have Windows 7 x64.
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Verfity the Writing of an ISO Image Written with dd?

This question is similar to How can I verify the read/write integrity of a compact flash device?. However, I've want to write an ISO image and then verify the ISO that's been written (and not verify ...
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Why does the transfer rate of my USB 3.0 flash drive drops after a few seconds of copying?

I've just bought a SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 64GB flash drive. The spec says that the drive's max read speed is 80Mb/s. I only have a USB 2.0 port, and I've made these tests: Writing a 4GB file on the ...
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Formating pendrive in Ubuntu

The pendrive contains a virus and I'm unable to format it due to write protection and I haven't enabled it. I searched the Internet to format it from terminal but it always failed with write ...
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Kingston USB stick failure

I have a 32Gb Kingston Data Traveler 100 G3 usb drive that stopped working after I unplugged it from my LG Smart TV. Now when I connect it to either my work laptop (running Linux Mint 16) it shows ...
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Pen drive has a write-protected issue

My pen drive has become write0protected. Even when I am trying to format it is giving write-protected problem. I tried many solutions I found on the internet, but all failed. Here are my pen drive ...
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Create a bootable device manually, without ISO burn

I'm looking to create a bootable USB memory stick. However the USB stick has data that I can't afford to delete. If I were to burn an iso image on it the ordinary way, say with Ultraiso, the data will ...
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Backtrack 5 R3 not detecting USB drive - macbook pro A1278 (EMC 2554*) dual boot

I have installed Backtrack 5 R3 and the USB drive I am trying to get some files from isn't being detected at all. Backtrack detects the ports, but not the device (USB thumb drive). The drive is ...
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What are the prerequisites for a USB device so an OS can be booted from it?

I've been reading a bit about it, and although things are more clear to me now, I'm still in the dark about some details. What determines (apart from having a newer BIOS, the one that enables you to ...
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Why should I make my pen drive bootable manually when I can do it in the boot menu?

I know there are a number of steps to make a pendrive bootable by changing its file system and all, but my question is, what is the need to do it anyway when I can simply go to the boot menu in my ...
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Create bootable USB drive for Windows 8 clean install on UEFI

How do you burn a Windows 8.x ISO image to a USB drive such that it can be clean installed on a PC with UEFI enabled? I tried using the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool, but the target PC didn't see ...
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USB not recognized or showing a drive letter

I have a SanDisk Cruzer that suddenly stopped being recognized today. It's two years old and has been through the washing machine a few times (though not recently) so it's entirely possible the ...
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Mid-2013 SanDisk Cruzer Fit driver to fix option to Safely Remove Hardware

The mid-2013 SanDisk flash drives report back as fixed or permanently-installed drives rather than removable drives. Windows 7 uses that flag to determine whether or not to list a drive in the Safely ...
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Cannot delete partition in diskpart - invalid argument?

I'm trying to delete a partition on a UFD using Diskpart. I am running it through an elevated CMD prompt. But the problem is it reports that I am using an invalid argument. Please see the log below. ...
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How to create a bootable Memtest86+ on USB flash drive?

Normally, this should not be a problem. But usually, it always is. The Memtest86+ website hosts a specially prepped EXE auto-installer file that will format your USB flash drive, copy Memtest86+ ...
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What's the advantages of usb 3.0 compliant thumbdrive that doesn't have USB 3.0 speed performance?

I just learned that there are USB 3.0 compliant thumbdrives in the market that only support up to the maximum speed of USB 2.0 (nothing to do with using USB 3.0 device on USB 2.0 port here) and they ...
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Is there a way I can recover my files from a Kingston DataTravler 1GB?

I accidentally started to low format my USB stick, then I removed it in panic, now when I insert my USB stick in my computer, it displays as "USB DISK 30X" instead of "Kingston DataTraveler 2.0" and ...
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What stats should I look out for when buying a fast USB drive? [closed]

What facts and figures should I look for speediest copying of single large ISO or multimedia files (700Mb to 4.5Gb)? Also, if a flash drive is the fastest USB-3 compatible device, can I assume it ...
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usb flash no longer bootable?

Hi I have a sandisk 16gb titanium cruzer, a bit dated but its worked like a charm for years. I partitioned it years ago to get rid of the U3 stuff as it just annoyed me and I have for a long time used ...
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Remove hidden content from EMTEC 16GB flash drive

I purchased an inexpensive EMTEC 16GB USB flash drive with the intent to using it for a myriad of purposes (initially, as a start-up to install Windows via Bootcamp) and have been unable to remove the ...
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Two exact same USB flash drives(sticks) not exactly the same

I just bought two 8 GB USB flash drives, SanDisk Cruzer Fit (http://www.sandisk.com/products/usb/drives/cruzer-fit/), they are exactly the same. Since I planned using them as Mac OS X install drives, ...
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Add bootable iso to systemrescuecd bootable USB?

Anyone know if it's possible to add an arbitrary bootable .iso file to a systemrescuecd bootable USB stick? Then add an item in the menu to be able to boot that iso image?
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Copying files from external HDD to USB stick - will files remain anyhow on the computer's system drive?

Just wanted to see if you could help me out with something. I moved some files (all in one folder)from an external HDD to a jump drive using my work computer. This HDD was old, and I wasn't sure of ...
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USB multiboot: Everything except Clonezilla works

I am trying to add the Clonezilla live iso to my multiboot USB key. Every other distro seems to work, but Clonezilla boots to the prompt (initramfs) instead of launching properly. I have modified ...
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Are USB sticks a good backup medium? [closed]

I used to back up files to DVD, but I found that the DVDs really didn't last very long, and were very delicate. When I upgraded my computer I opted to go DVD drive free. Now I've been using USB ...
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Cloning smaller flash drive to a larger flash drive

Short Version: How can you clone a smaller flash drive (8Gb) to a larger flash drive (16Gb) without losing the empty space on the drive? More Details: I have a 8Gb flash drive with files on it that ...
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How to expand extra space to an already burnt flash drive with Ubuntu 13.10, so that I can save all changes I have made when using it

I have a USB disk with a bootable Ubuntu inside, there must be some missteps have been made when I making it with help of Universal USB installer, which lead to all saved documents or newly installed ...
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USB flash memory is not mounted after is connected?

I have a Trancsend Jetflash TS2GJF210 USB drive. When I connect it to my old laptop (Dell Latitude D630) it is not mounted. dmesg shows following messages: [108884.154796] usb 2-2: new high-speed USB ...
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Is it safe to remove USB media when a computer is suspended?

We are often cautioned against unplugging USB drives in case it is currently being read from or written to. When a computer is suspended, hibernated, or asleep is it obviously not writing any data; it ...
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Truecrypt Full Disk Encryption - Bootloader on USB stick/pendrive

I thought about way to hide that I'm using truecrypt on HDD, other than truecrypt built-in decoy-OS feature - it has lots of disadvantages. My idea is simple: Use full disk encryption on my system ...
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Why is deleting a file faster than copying?

Why it takes more time, say 10 minutes when copying a file But It takes very less time when deleting the same file, it would take 10-20 seconds.
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Cant remove write protection using basic methods .. any other methods ..? [duplicate]

cant remove write protection from pendrive using Regedit (changing value to zero). I have also tried command prompt (attribute clear readonly). Still no results. Any other method? plz help..
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Flashing bios on an HP Machine with no hard drive

I have an HP Elitebook 2530p http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/psi/home/?sp4ts.oid=3782222 There is a common bios problem (I know I am not the only one who had this problem) that asks ...
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How to install apk from usb Android x86

I installed in VirtualBox Android x86 4.0 for eeepc (android-x86-4.0-RC2-eeepc.iso). I need install apk from USB flash drive, how to do it?
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how do I know if a flashdrive has formatting for FAT32?

what size flashdrive do I need for my freeview? I brought a 8 gb and it not working, is that too small? Information I have found says it needs FAT32. How do I know if a flashdrive has that option?
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USB Flash Drive folders not opening but a command exe.corrupt appears

Whenever i try to open the folders in my USB Flash Drive on my laptop with windows 8, it says EXE corrupted. How to open the folders?
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How to revert a USB drive write protection?

My Sandisk 8GB USB-drive seems to be write protected and no program can access it. I tried regedit, diskpart, cmd (on Windows XP, Win 7 and Win 8). I tried it on several other systems. I also tried ...
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Can a USB pen drive have sector size > 512 bytes?

Hard-disks, these days, can have sectors sized from 512 to 4096 bytes. I would like to know if the same is also possible with USB removable storage media (flash drives, or pen drives). Context: I ...