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

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How to get my project from infinitely recurring directory on windows

I copied my php project to pen drive and accidentally formatted my original source folder.So I went to get project from my pen drive however project folders are infinitely generated. ...
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Run Linux from flash drive

In my work laptop I want to run Linux Mint without changing anything in the computer, so I was thinking of just getting a 128GB flash drive to install it on. I know it will work, but what should I ...
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Creating a FAT(16) partition at maximum size on a flash drive

Got a copy of AR MAX for use with now very antiquated PS2, but it doesn't recognize my flash drive because it isn't FAT format apparently. It's a 32 gb drive and there's no option to format it to FAT. ...
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How to change a USB stick name?

Hello I just bought two identical USB sticks and they both appear to have the same name in the UEFI which is annoying since I can't choose the one I need when they are both plugged in. So how to ...
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USB 3.0 Flash Drive vs. 5400 rpm HDD for VirtualBox VM

Based on a comment, I'm trying to make this a technical question rather than an opinion question--performance of two proposed hardware configurations. I want to switch back and forth between Linux ...
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Is there a way to make a USB drive to work like internal storage?

So I have this USB thumb drive of 16GB, which when inserted into my laptop gets assigned a drive letter (eg. E:/ or F:/), whereas when I connect my smartphone to my laptop usb, it just shows internal ...
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Error mounting USB on RHEL 7.2 within vmware fusion

I am running two instances of the same RHEL 7.2 version on vmware fusion, one with GNOME gui and one without. I have inserted a USB stick, when I do, on the GUI instance everything works fine, my USB ...
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How to use USB device instead of DeviceDisplayObjectProvider for cameras?

I have a Fujifilm Finepix HS35 EXR camera. To have access to photos, saved on its card, I have to use a thing called DeviceDisplayObjectProvider.exe, an unwanted interface, that comes up as soon I ...
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.exe file cannot be deleted because it is open in Host Process for Windows Services; how do I delete it?

How do I delete this file? When I try, I get this error message: I've tried using cmd prompt for shortcut files i.e. attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* I've tried unlocker to delete the .exe files as ...
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USB flash drive wont format

Eh, I bought this USB flash drive 1 day ago to make a bootable USB flash drive for Ubuntu. After writing the iso a couple of times, I still can't boot the USB flash drive (maybe UEFI problem) but now ...
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USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 - Which is best for creating recovery disc of Windows 8.1?

Please correct me if I'm asking nonsense! I just bought a new laptop 'HP 15-AC053TX 15.6-inch Laptop (Core i7-5500U/8GB/1TB/Win 8.1/2GB Graphics), Turbo Silver' and I would like to prepare a recovery ...
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Ubuntu: Computer/Properties drive size doesn't match disk/partition size

I have ubuntu installed on an 8GB USB stick. When I look at it with GParted, it says I have 3.94 MiB unallocated, and 7.31 GiB allocated to my dev/sdb1 partition. It also says that of that 7.31 GiB, ...
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USB 3 Flash doesn't work with USB3 port anymore

It was working for first day but suddenly it stopped working with usb3 port and now it only works with usb2 port! I've even formated it and tested on two different laptops but it still doesn't work ...
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Why does the FreeBSD kernal crash on UEFI boot?

I recently downloaded the FreeBSD 10.2 distribution from the official website; I used the 'FreeBSD-10.2-RELEASE-amd64-uefi-memstick.img.xz' file. I used MS ImageWriter to image a USB and proceeded to ...
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16gb flash drive is 3mb large with no free space- have tried diskpart (Windows 10)+cmd.exe vs Win Explorer discrepancy

I used GParted on my flash drive and formatted using WinDiskImager32. Now Windows says my flash drive is 3mb large (it is 16gb). How do I correct this? I have tried diskpart select disk 1 Disk ...
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flash-drive is not getting detected in windows 7 ,earlier versions than windows 7 and Ubuntu

I have 16GB Transcend pen drive. Recently I formatted that flash-drive at my Windows 8.0 computer. pen-drive is perfectly working with Windows 8.0 computers and Windows 8.1 computers . But Once I ...
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OS doesn't auto-detect usb stick(Kingston dt rubber 3.0 32GB) [duplicate]

I had an USB pendrive plugged in the laptop when the laptop froze. After that time I can't access my USB pendrive. It doesn't work on other computers either. I checked disk management and it says ...
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Kali Linux(Live Version): Linux resets after restarting Live version?

A few hours ago I mounted a legitimate Kali Linux (x64) on a USB 3.0 32GB drive. When I boot a PC from a USB device and select the Kali Linux USB drive, I select the 'Live (amd64)' option. I ...
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Sharing media devices from linux to windows

I want to have a raspberry pi as a USB hub in a windows network. Let me explain: we have about 10 windows PC's and we need to have access to USB media devices (like a usb stick, an android phone, a ...
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How to transfer 200GB file to another computer using 32GB flash drive?

I have some huge files on my mac, and the disk is almost filled. I would like to transfer the data using a usb flash drive to another computer that has terabytes of free space. How do I do that using ...
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How many times have I written to my USB drive?

It is possible to determine how many times I've written to my USB 2.0 thumb drive? Are there any third party tools I could use to determine this?
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How to adjust a USB flash drive’s reported firmware storage capacity?

Some Chinese branded USB flash drives are scams and they lie about their storage capacity. Apart from the text on the box, it also shows the fake capacity value on the computer. I would like to know ...
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USB flash drive not functioning after interrupted file transfer

I have a 16GB Toshiba USB flash drive that stopped functioning correctly after an interrupted file transfer (took it out while it was transferring files on a Windows machine). Windows recognizes the ...
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In windows 8.1 How to stop an application from killing other applications?

I have a distant learning course for an entrance exam. They've provided me a pendrive which has all the course material videos etc. It can be accessed only after I install the software that comes ...
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Slow file transfer speeds

I was moving a file about 180 Megabytes from my external hard drive (7500 rpm, 1 TB) to my 8GB flash drive. It was moving at about 20-40 Megabytes per second when the speed started to drop down to 2 ...
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Usb ports to be closed to prevent infected storages from infect my network

I have 6 pcs connected together with maping network some users use infected mass storage and if one pc get infection all others will be so How can i close usb ports in Windows xp and seven to prevent ...
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Cant Choose USB Boot From BIOS/UEFI

I have Philips 32 GB flashdisc. (FM32FD75B/97) When i enter boot options, i cannot see my device. I tried it with 1 desktop and 2 laptops and result is same. I also used Rufus/Unetbootin and Ubuntu ...
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How to disable/enable usb port without software?

My PC got crashed 2 times due to friends USBs . I want to disable the USB port so that they can't connect their USBs to my PC.I did found some softwares but I want to do it without software. If there ...
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I'm using a partitioning tool to run my computer, it has a linux os on it and for some reason it won't read my USB

Recently my computer died on me, I have been trying everything to fix it. it will not read my HDD, I've tried multiple Hard drives none work. I came across this paritioning tool called PartedMagic, it ...
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invalid BS_jmpBoot in boot block 440000

I have a 16 gig SanDisk Cruzer Glide flashdrive that is broken. When I try to plug it in to my iMac, I get "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." I click initialize or ignore, and ...
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Are there any disadvantages to fully formatting (as opposed to quickly formatting) a flash drive, other than time?

I'm running Windows 7. This comment on this question suggests that a full format could be bad for the device lifetime, but in reasonable, noticeable (not just theoretical) terms, is this true? In ...
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Used space on an “empty,” formatted flash drive

I recently purchased a SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 16GB USB 2.0 flash drive. The flash drive was formatted as FAT32 from the package. I will need to store files that are larger than 4GB on this flash drive, ...
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I can't find flash memory in Disk Utility

I installed VMWare Workstaion 12 on Windows 8.1 ,I created Mac OS X 10.8 on the VMWare ,now I pluging a USB flash drive and vmware can recognize that but I can't find that in Disk Utility on Mac OSX.I ...
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write protected pendrive hack

I have been doing some research to make a custom pendrive for client, it has two physical memory inside, one is meant to be loaded with data and can not be: delete, modify, write, format; while the ...
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USB drive is not found in devices and in disk utility [duplicate]

I have a transcend USB drive. I copied data and unmounted USB. But after removing it, it was not found again in my Mac as well as in windows. In windows, it shows "No Media". Any idea how to repair ...
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can't recover my files in my thumbdrive

I got a thumbdrive brand Kingston model DT101 G2 with capacity 32 GB. The problem is when I copy files from my computer to this thumbdrive, it seems I can't reopen it (files) at another computer when ...
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Weird directory called Future

I've just found a folder on an 8 GB flash stick with some weird stuff going on. The folder is called Future and, according to Properties, it's 71.6 GB. Most of the items in it are dated in the future ...
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Copy protect video content on USB

I'm trying to copy protect video content on USB. My main idea is to put the files on a separate partition as encrypted raw data, then read the data from software that sits in the normal ...
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Can you fix a bent/broken USB thumb drive?

My USB stick broke from me bending it. It's a Toshiba TransMemory ID USB 3.0 Flash Drive 32GB - Red, which is a FAT32. When I opened it up and looked at the PCB, one of the 5 connectors on the PCB ...
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What's faster: A USB2.0 flash drive or a SD card

I was asking myself which which has the higher read/write speeds: A USB2.0 flash drive or a SD card. Concerning the USB2.0 flash drives, I found that they have a maximal read/write speed of 30MB/s. ...
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USB flash drive stopped working

USB flash drive not mounting either in GNU/Linux or Windows. Gparted not identifing df -l do not list HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool not identifing lsusb shows the following: Bus 003 Device 009: ...
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Flash drive .docx disappeared [duplicate]

it starts here Flash drive .docx disappeared files I have tried Jesús Hagiwara and Kilisi answers, and nothing work Microsoft Windows [version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft ...
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Flash drive .docx disappeared files [closed]

I'm in trouble here I have been writing important word documents and saving them on my flash drive Some one deleated them all in another pc, I need help getting them back I tried recovering word ...
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How to format a USB flash drive which was used as a Linux installer? [duplicate]

I have a USB flash drive which I once used to install Linux, by writing a bootable installer image onto it. Now I would like to use it for data storage again. However, Windows sees it only as a flash ...
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Having trouble with kali linux encrypted persistence on usb drive

I recently burned a kali iso image on my usb stick (via my windows desktop, since i'm still kind of a newbie with linux). I wanted to make my kali work with persistence, and i really want it to be ...
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USB Stick Drive Losing Format

I have just purchased a new 64GB USB stick drive. It came formatted as FAT32, and I reformatted with Windows 10 as exFAT. It keeps losing the format, though. The process which I've followed several ...
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Can an internal SSD be used as a removable storage device?

I have a Sandisk SSD drive that I bought for about $70 but decided to not install it in my PC. So I guess my question is, can I use it essentially as a thumb drive?
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Pendrive speed goes down to 10kbps from 20-25 Mbps

I have sony vaio pendrive and its speed is getting too slow.No problem with the operating system. Maybe the problem is with the file system. Please help me to sort this out. Thank you.
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How do I install Windows XP on a USB flash drive? [duplicate]

Please read this carefully. I want to actually run the OS from the USB,thus install it on it, not to copy the setup files to it. I have done some research on this, but doesn't help. I have an XP .iso ...
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It takes a *very* long time to eject my flashdrives

I am running a fresh install on Debian 8, and I often have to wait a ridiculous time before my flashdrives get ejected (ranging from 1 to 10.. 15 minutes). During this time, I can't access anything ...