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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (4)

0
votes
0answers
59 views

Laptop BIOS doesn't show USB boot options

When I insert a USB 2.0 drive into my Samsung laptop, the BIOS shows Windows Boot Manager options only, even though the same USB drive is well recognized by my other Samsung laptop. The image shows my ...
-1
votes
2answers
40 views

How to give a 5GB video file to a friend, so that it'll play on their TV? [closed]

I have a .mov that I'd like to bring to an event and show people. It is 5.33 GB and I have it on my Mac. I have a 16GB flash drive, and the host has a TV with USB input. I'd like to get that file onto ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

why did my USB flash drive stop working and now it works again?

I have a 16GB kingston usb flash drive in a small metallic body. It get in contact with few common office/fridge magnets, after which my computer neither the printer could not recognize it. It didn't ...
12
votes
4answers
14k views

Will microwaving a flash drive destroy the data on it?

After reading the answers on Permanently delete files from a flash drive, where the top rated answer was simply to pulverize it with a hammer, I wondered whether a microwave could be used to the same ...
0
votes
1answer
196 views

Mount USB flash drive via command line as it would be mounted automatically after the stick pluged in under Linux

When you insert a flash stick into USB port the following happens: The file system of each USB drive partition is detected automatically Partitions are mounted automatically to a temporary path like ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

Is it possible to retrieve data off of a (possibly) damaged flash drive? [duplicate]

I plugged in my USB flash drive into a port that sticks out of the front of the computer and put my files onto it. I didn't immediately take it out, but instead left it in there while I continued ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

USB stick 8GB working when plugged to TV, doesn’t work on any PC

I have strange problem. My USB storage when plugged to TV (Samsung) is working fine I have access to data on stick. Problem starts when try to plug to PC it’s not recognised by windows – no size, can’...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Flash drive icon is not being set on Windows 8.1 Pro

I am trying to set a icon as my thumb drive's default icon. I have gone into Properties>Customize>Choose File... and selected a 30x30 .png image. It seems to not change. How can I change it? OS: ...
0
votes
0answers
791 views

How to install rooted bluestacks in Pendrive?

I was using rooted bluestacks without any problem in my laptop [Windows 7] before it gone bad. Now I use alot of things using pendrive in portable manner. Can I install rooted bluestacks in Pendrive ...
5
votes
1answer
14k views

Installing Chromium OS on USB throws error

I'm trying to install Chromium OS on my netbook via USB. I have the USB, went into Disk Utility, clicked erase. And it erased all data. Format is Fat 32. However, when I run the Chromium OS Image ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

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. K:\wp\...
0
votes
0answers
282 views

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 ...
6
votes
4answers
13k views

How to boot Lenovo X1 Carbon 2014 from a USB thumb drive

How can I boot Lenovo X1 Carbon 2014 from a USB thumb drive? It has Windows 8.1. And I have tried Disable Secure Boot in the BIOS setting. Create the bootable USB drive using Windows 7 USB/DVD ...
-1
votes
1answer
94 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
308 views

How to automatically show USB camera or memory stick contents in Icewm?

I normally use a very lightweight Linux setup. No desktop like Gnome or KDE, just Icewm as the windows manager and nothing else that normal users might consider essential. Well, I do need a file ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

USB device not detected in Ubuntu 12.10

I have Ubuntu12.10 installed. But none of my USB ports detects any USB device. But the same USB is detected in Windows OS . How to detect USB device in my Ubuntu system ? Output of lspci : 00:00.0 ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
100 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
480 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
23k views

A computer that fails to boot if certain USB devices are plugged in

I don't have an active problem with this but I am curious. Over time, my repair work has lead me to experience many instances (repeatable and reliable ones) where a computer (desktop, laptop, every ...
3
votes
3answers
17k views

All my folders and files on my flash drive have been renamed automatically and I can no longer open them… I need those files

I opened up my flash drive this morning and all of my folders and files are normal, except for one folder and all its included files, which is the most important folder. The subfolders and files are ...
3
votes
1answer
400 views

VMware ESXi: best practices for running off USB thumb drive?

I'm running VMware ESXi 5.5 (and 6.0) on my servers off of a SanDisk Cruzer Fit 16GB flash drive. The VMs are stored on a RAID array of internal physical drives on the server. If that flash drive ...
6
votes
1answer
45k views

How to make a virtual USB drive in Windows?

How can I make a virtual USB drive in Windows? Can it be done with DAEMON Tools or something like that? The reason is that I need the USB drive to use them instead of a physical USB. Sometimes I need ...
5
votes
3answers
15k views

Windows 7 doesn't recognize second partition on removable disk

I created two partitions on my removable Flash drive, but Windows doesn't recognize the second partition. Both partitions are NTFS and primary partitions. And this image is in disk management on ...
0
votes
0answers
61 views

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 ...
3
votes
7answers
39k views

How to format pendrive from fat32 to ext3 in windows7?

I am trying to make a live USB of OPHCRACK, and I tried to boot from a fat32 pendrive. But after making a live USB, it wouldn't boot. After searching awhile, I came to understand that ophcrack will ...
0
votes
1answer
99 views

.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 ...
0
votes
0answers
74 views

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 ...
0
votes
4answers
154 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
11k views

Cannot reformat bootable usb drive on windows

So I made this linux live usb and I'm having trooble returning it to being a regular storage drive. I'm using windows 7, by using compmgmt.msc I can see the drive but I can't format it. usually when ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

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, ...
7
votes
1answer
37k views

Files names in pen drive turned into gibberish text

Recently my uncle gave me his memory card from his phone telling me something is wrong with it.When i tried to check the contents of memory card this is what i found(take a look at screenshot). I ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
15k views

Cannot boot from Yumi multiboot USB stick

I've just created a multiboot USB stick using Yumi. I tried to start my notebook (Asus K70IO) using it, but all I see is just a black screen with blinking underscore even after waiting for minutes. ...
3
votes
5answers
3k views

How can I format a USB “thumb drive” so it will be readable on OS X and Windows?

I have an OS X system. I want to use it to put some files on a USB drive and then be able to loan the drive to Mac and XP and Vista users so they can get the files off it. I also need to wipe the ...
1
vote
4answers
6k views

USB 3.0 flash drive won't work in SuperSpeed mode under Windows 8

I recently purchased a 16GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive that boasts 80 MB/s read speeds but when I connect it to my Lenovo G500s notebook (USB 3.0 enabled) running Windows 8 Core, it only ...
1
vote
0answers
154 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Should I use flash card Or USB pen drive with eBoostr (ReadyBoost)

I have 1GiB of RAM and would like to know what kind of memory device will be best for use with eBoostr (something like ReadyBoost). I have heard that flash cards are faster than USB flash drives. ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
17
votes
9answers
85k views

How do you partition a USB Thumb / Flash Drive?

Out of the box, Windows will not allow you to partition a USB Thumb / Flash Drive. How can you do this? In case anyone is wondering Why you would do this? It's interesting in the case of a BitLocker ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
451 views

USB flash drive that can receive files wirelessly/remotely?

I am looking for a USB flash drive that I can send files to wirelessly or remotely; one that I can transfer files to without actually having to plug it into a computer that the files are on. Does ...
5
votes
2answers
10k views

Mount a Second Partition of a USB Drive on Windows

I have a Pen-drive of 8GB, I have 2 partitions on it, one of 15MB and another of the remaining (7GB+). I know that Windows only recognizes the first partition, is there any way to mount the second ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

External flash lock [closed]

As flash is used to store executable code. Example like 1) microcontroller code is burned into internal flash. 2) microcontroller code is burned into external flash. As microcontrollers have ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

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 "...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
58 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
202 views

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 ...
19
votes
6answers
11k views

Is there any benefit to plugging a USB 2.0 device into a USB 3.0 port?

I know USB 3.0 is almost entirely backward-compatible, and I know that it introduces a new speed that USB 2.0 devices aren't capable of, but is there any advantage to having a USB 2.0 device in a USB ...