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

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Bootable USB not detected in BIOS menu

This is honestly embarrassing for me. I'm currently trying to switch from NixOS back to Void Linux after trying the distribution for a few months now. I got the Void .iso file, created a bootable USB ...
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I cant acess uefi to reset secure boot

i wanted to download kali linux On my usb stick and after downloading it on the stick I now need to disable safe boot but when I try to open the UEFI settings it asks me for a password that I do not ...
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How to create a 16MB partition on a 16GB Flash Drive [duplicate]

I have a 16GB flash drive. For testing purposes, I want to create a 16MB partition on it. Any file system is OK, such as FAT16, FAT32, etc. And any position are OK, such as at the beginning of the ...
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How to format an external drive into encrypted exFAT in Windows 11?

My current USB drive (256gb) is formatted in Mac and is an encrypted APFS file system made in Disk Utility. I recently started using Windows 11 and I would like to transfer and access files between ...
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USB 3 slow speed: ~8 mb/s

I have a Z390 ASUS Maximus XI Hero with 3.1 USB support and a Toshiba KIOXIA TransMemory U366 USB Flash Drive 32GB USB3.2 Flash advertised with 100 MB/s. Yet when I copy anything, I end up with this ...
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USB Flash drive showing unreasonably large size

I have a USB/voice recorder formatted as FAT32. It shows up as HSD Technology USB Device, it has the size of 8GB and wouldn't allow me to convert it to NTFS. I have moved to it a 5GB folder but when I ...
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How can I recover deleted files from a USB flash drive? [duplicate]

I recently deleted some important files from my USB flash drive by mistake. I've heard that it might be possible to recover them, but I'm not sure how to go about it. Could someone please provide me ...
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Security of an encrypted partition in a flash drive

I have a flash drive that I carry with me everywhere in a keyring for convenient access to personal files on other people's computers. In the past, these flash drives tend to get lost as they break ...
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Hp 14-dk0xxx BIOS update, but just how?

I have this 14-dk0xxx notebook where I have installed Ubuntu 22 LTS. I just wanted to update the bios but it seems a mess. Ok I have no Windows like the other 90% of the users do, so I dowloaded the ....
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How to calculate the minimum size for a FAT partition to fit given files?

Is there a way to calculate how big a partition needs to be to fit a file (or several files of a given size)? Let's say I want to make a FAT32 partition on a usb drive and store 1 Gb file (or two 500 ...
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Is there any way to connect just a USB flash drive to the monitor and run a video on HP L1950g monitors without any PC connected?

I got a bunch of the HP L1950g monitors that I am trying to use for an art project. Is there any way to connect just a USB flash drive to the monitor and run a video on the monitor without any problem ...
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Can't connect USB 3.0 storage device to my RHEL 8.8 VM

System details: RHEL 8.8 VM ESXi 6.5 Problem: Attaching my USB to the VM as a storage device. The USB port on my laptop is a 3.2. The USB key is a USB 3.0. When I try attaching it to the VM, I get ...
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Cloning SSD to USB but Windows fails to boot

After I cloned my SSD (size:120GB) to an USB (128GB) with EaseUS Partition Master and tried to boot my Motile M142 laptop from the USB, it gave me the same error message of "0xc000000e" I ...
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Is it possible to swap a hard drive from an HP TPN 119 laptop to a HP Stream laptop? [closed]

I have an HP Stream laptop with no operating system on it. I tried to download a Windows operating system onto it from a USB flash drive. But it would not take it for some reason. Someone told me that ...
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Is possible update ventoy through Linux when it was installed from the beginning through Windows 10?

To load an .iso image through the boot process through a pendrive (or usb flash drive) is very useful Ventoy I want to know if is possible, and mostly safe, accomplish the following scenario Is ...
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Corrupted portable SSD, wrong size detected, what to do?

I have a 240 GB portable SSD from Transcend. ESD230C Portable SSD Model: TS240GESD230C SN: F43849-0038 Recently there have been long delays in reading data. During another such long delay, I ...
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Where is installed ventoy on the USB flash drive?

Since months ago through Windows 10 I have installed ventoy on a USB flash drive to storage and boot some .iso files for installation purposes about Linux in other laptops. It works fine as expected. ...
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external hard drive (Old USB mass storage) wouldn't show up in media

I have this 20 years old USB mass storage. It doesn't want to show up in the media neither in Ubuntu no in windows 10 when I plug it. although ubunut is detetcting the hardware as lsusb: Bus 003 ...
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If someone opens a Word document from a USB drive but does not save it to the computer, can I access the file's contents after the drive is removed?

If someone opens a Word document from USB flash drive but does not save it to the computer, can I access the file's contents after the drive has been removed? If so, how? I already tried data recovery ...
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"'Windows To Go' can only be installed on a GPT partitioned drive if it has the FIXED attribute set" when flashing Windows To Go on drive with Rufus

When I try to flash Windows 11 To Go (technically it's not actually Windows To Go, it's like a pseudo-Windows 11 To Go (it's still Windows 11, but it's not actually Windows To Go, rather something ...
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Cygwin64 | mount: Invalid argument

I am trying to do simple operation using my USB flash card and Cygwin64: mkdir /tmp/sdb mount /dev/sdb1 /tmp/sdb And get following error: mount: /tmp/sdb: Invalid argument How to resolve this ...
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USB flash not working after PC turned off while formating [duplicate]

So I was using Rufus to put a copy of Windows 10 on a USB flash drive. The power suddenly cut and after the USB flash drive stopped working. I tried some solutions but they fail, is the damage ...
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Can USB drives still be read or written to after hitting "Eject" in Windows 11?

After hitting "Eject" in Windows explorer, without removing the USB stick, can it still be read or written to by other software? If I leave it plugged in is there any risk of other software ...
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Problems with Hiren's boot USB flash drive creation from a downloaded ISO

I was trying to make Hiren's boot USB flash drive (I opted for NTFS) but Rufus said: Unsupported file system, only FAT/Fat32 is supported for this type of ISO. Please select FAT/FAT32 as the File ...
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How to fix corrupted USB flash drive?

My USB flash drive was working perfectly fine until I plugged it in the back of my school computer to show my project. The USB flash drive did not show up there. When I brought it home and plugged it ...
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Converting flash drive from RAW to exFAT and restoring it original storage capacity [closed]

My flash of 1TB became 8MB and its system type showed RAW rather than exFAT when I used it to transfer some document and after some while when I try using it again it shows me that I should format it. ...
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USB Flash Drive Mounting and Unmounting Issues in linux

I'm seeking assistance as I delve into learning the Linux file system, and I've encountered a specific issue regarding the mounting and unmounting of a pendrive. Upon initially inserting the pendrive ...
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Windows 10 and hardware upgrade: strange behaviour after safe usb unplugging, that leads to data corruption on all hard drives [closed]

I recently upgraded several components in my PC, including the motherboard (ASUS Prime x670-p), RAM, GPU (Nvidia 1070 to Nvidia 4090), and CPU (Intel i7-6700k to AMD Ryzen 9 7950x). My previous setup ...
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There appears to be a "ghost" USB drive on my PC. What should I do?

Ever since I switched SSDs and installed Windows 10 Pro in the one I'm using right now, I see a "ghost" drive (a not existent drive in gray) that only says "Insert a Disk in USB Device (...
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Cannot format USB flash drive to FAT32 while writing Linux Mint Cinnamon Edge using Rufus

I wanted to install Linux MINT on my computer. I downloaded Mint and Mint Edge .ISO files. When I opened Rufus to write them to a USB flash drive, it couldn't format the disk to FAT32 when I selected ...
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WinX. FULLY functional USB Flash Drive stopped working when usin a recovery tool (EaseUS). EaseUS became unresponsive, leading to the drive errors [duplicate]

USB SanDisk 3.2Gen1 USB Device (64Gb Flash Drive) WinX EaseUS The drive is visible in Windows Explorer but... if I click to open it... the cursor changes to the hourglass icon for about 40 seconds....
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How to boot my laptop from USB pendrive with Fedora

I have a laptop with Windows 11 installed. I wanted to change the OS to Linux, specifically Fedora. I installed Fedora Media Writer and created a bootable pendrive (Fedora Workstation 38). I changed ...
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Installing GRUB2 to a USB drive as a backup bootloader

I want to install GRUB2 onto a drive with no iso on the drive, but as a secondary bootloader. I'm using archlinux and want a backup that doesn't have to be hard installed on my machine. How would I go ...
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2-of-3 USB Data Backup

I have 3 usb sticks and have data that needs to be backed up securely. The 3 USB-Sticks will all be stored in different places and I want NO files to be recoverable from just one stick - I want it to ...
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Hard drive from ultrasound machine will not allow me to copy image files to USB

I have an ultrasound machine with a USB port so I can copy image files to be viewed on a PC. In the first few years, any USB I plugged in was able to copy files. Recently, the machine will not allow ...
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Save Key Pair - From Terminal - Not To Persistent Storage - Tails

So . . . I am not using the persistent storage since it defeats the whole point of Tails. I am trying to save my PGP key pair to a secondary thumb drive (not the one tails is on) to be able to either ...
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Recover Pendrive

I accidentally made my pendrive (Sandisk) bootable with windows 11 on which I had kept important backup files. Is there any solution to recover data on that pendrive. I think (but not sure) previously ...
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Partially corrupted jpg photos on pendrive. Possible causes and how to fix?

After connecting a pendrive to a bad USB1.0 port (bad electrical connection, keeps connecting and disconnecting) and trying to read some of the photos in it and to copy them to the hard drive on ...
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Surface Pro 3 suddenly will not boot from USB

I created a bootable Ubuntu 22.04 USB stick and successfully booted from it on a Surface Pro 3. I successfully "tried" ubuntu on the Surface Pro, and then decided to go ahead and install. I ...
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How to make USB flash drive immutable/read only forever?

I need to provide some proof for the judge on a pendrive. I bought new 32GB pendrive and would like to upload 8MB file on it and make the pendrive read only forever, so nobody tampers with it. Is it ...
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Unknown process always does something with all USB drives

Every time I'm trying to format any of my fully empty USB stick I get this error. Every time I'm clicking on the button "eject" to any of my fully empty USB stick in Windows Explorer I get ...
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Linux mint on pendrive after shutting down a system goes back to default mode

I have a problem that after shutting down Linux mint (which I have installed od pendrive) all go back to default setting such as sensitivity of mouse or system colors. Also I lost all aplications I ...
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Windows Explorer detected wrong drive total space

Note: This is not a duplicate of: Windows explorer displaying wrong free space Windows Server 2008 r2 reports wrong hard drive free space Windows 10 reporting wrong hard disk free space Drive Space ...
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Can I boot Windows 11 cloned with Clonezilla from USB stick

I have cloned Windows 11 ver. 22H2 (64-bit) installed initially on my HP Elitebook 840 G9 with Clonezilla. This notebook has NVMe with 512 GB capacity. Yet I use this notebook with Linux and have ...
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Flashing DBAN from linux

I need to flash DBAN on a USB-Drive for work to wipe some hard drives. Also I am creating a "tutorial" on how to use DBAN for my colleagues but I ran into a problem. Our computers run on ...
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Is it possible to recover an ISO image from a balenaEtcher flashed drive?

First of all, I might have no choice in this matter anyway. Recently I flashed an OEM Windows image onto a flash drive using balenaEtcher. This drive is not bootable currently and I suspect it's due ...
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How can I do the work of Universal USB Installer from Linux?

I want to create a live USB for Linux Mint that is the same as, or comparable to, what would be done via the pendrivelinux.com Universal USB Installer on Windows, but done from Linux. Is this possible,...
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Making recovery media ISO bootable on USB flash drive

I am trying to "burn" the ISO recovery media file from Paragon Hard Disk Manager to a USB flash drive, but balena Etcher warns: The image does not appear to contain a partition table, and ...
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A USB pen drive being used to run a persistent Live debian system randomly generates "tag#0 device offline or changed" errors in the middle of use

For the last fourteen years I have been running Linux from USB pen drives, using an install of Debian Live running in persistent mode. I am irrationally in love with running Linux this way. I ...
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dd not zero filling flash drive

I have a sd card, wich works fine, and ubuntu 23.04, and dd does not fully mirror a disk image. example: expected: $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb $ strings /dev/sdb $ actual: $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/...
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