Questions tagged [usb-storage]

Storage drives connected by USB devices known otherwise as flash drive, USB stick, USB key and thumb drive. Also includes larger storage devices such as portable hard drives.

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Can I make Windows 10 leave my USB drives alone?

TLDR: please name anything I can modify or disable to minimize access to my USB drives when I am not actively using them I have two USB3.0 drives in a two way mirror storage space. They are also ...
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Windows 10 removable storage mount event

I'm attempting to perform an automatic directory synchronization between a PC folder and a Nook eBook reader when the reader is connected via USB cable (sideloading). I am using Microsoft SyncToy. The ...
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Cannot install Windows 10 from USB stick - issue with GRUB?

I have followed the instructions here and created a bootable Windows 10 USB stick, but when I try to run the installation the system keeps booting into the GRUB 2.0 bootloader. Unfortunately, I have ...
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Code 43 with a Flash Drive

My problem is I have a 32 GB Flash Drive (currently empty) that when inserted into a computer gives the "USB device not recognized" error. On the driver in the device manager, it gives "Windows ...
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Can't connect to router turn into switch anymore and very slow transmission speed

I needed to expand my wire network in my house maybe a year ago so I turned an old router (Cisco Linksys E2000) into a switch following this tutorial. At first, everything was working great, but ...
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Why does transferring lots of files via usb cause my laptop to shutdown?

How can I debug my laptop powering off when usb devices are transferring lots of files. I checked the event viewer and it only states the computer powered off unexpectedly after reboot. It only occurs ...
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How can I fix my Restic backups?

I am receiving a lot of messages from my personal backup/repository: $ restic stats repository 6d9f087d opened successfully, password is correct scanning… walking tree ...
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turning external hd into my local drive

I'm new to learning on how a computer works. The computer used to just turn on, do my stuff and go about my day but I recently been hacked and started to dive deeper into the world of computers. I ...
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usb pen drive “no media”

i have a USB pen drive saying "No Media" in Disk Management Windows 10. with diskpart i'm trying this: DISKPART> clean Virtual Disk Service error: There is no media in the device. DISKPART> ...
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Deciding how to format a new flash USB drive

I have recently purchased a SanDisk 128GB drive and it came with FAT32. Though, I want exFAT to support large files. Is it enough to perform a Quick Format into exFAT or do I need to perform a full ...
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USB Memory stick won't show on explorer

I have read about all questions similar to mine but none of them is describing my problem. I purchased this 64GB USB memory stick from Fry's electronics about 3-4 months ago. SO the return period is ...
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Linux can't detect my android phone

excuse me, I have a problem in my linux. I using VMware for running kali linux 2019.4 and the problem is, the linux cant detected my android phone. I am connect my android and my laptop using USB ...
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Can't format USB disk because volume is offline

I have a USB disk that has gotten bollixed up and for the life of me, I can not reformat it and get back to square one. I attempted to create an Acronis Survival Kit using a WD Elements 2TB USB disk....
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Connect one USB storage to two ports for more data load capacity

Hi everyone here is a tricky question... I have two USB 2 ports on my laptop and an ADATA external storage, I wonder is there any way to connect one USB device(my storage) to two USB ports for more ...
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How to get / make a “Read-Only” storage

So I've been trying to make a custom efi firmware( .efi file ) and store them in a FAT32 storage device for my own computer to make my computer look like that I've made. What I'm trying to deal is ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero g_mass_storage module unrecognized

I was gifted an Aluratek digital photo frame (Model #ADPFD10F). Nice frame except for having to sneakernet picture updates. Though I had never used the g_mass_storage module on the pi zero I had read ...
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Is it possible to recover this USB Drive?

I have a problem with my USB Stick. It simply doesn't show up in fdisk -l. I suppose it's dead (totally not possible to recover programmatically), but I'm just curious if it's wrong. Here are some ...
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Debian 10: Move System-Disk from SATA to USB

I've a self build NAS-System which is running fine on Debian 10. It's a RAID5 over 4 Disks and an SSD for the OS. I would like to extend my RAID with 2 more Disk, but the MoBo only has 6 SATA. So my ...
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Windows 8.1 applies write protection to all external drives

I bought a bunch of micro SD cards a while back and had only opened a couple of them until recently. Today, I plugged one into my computer that I previously had no problems with, and I couldn't save ...
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Can I use the SAME encrypted persistence for multiple distros on multiboot usb?

Wondering if I can use (boot-in) the same encrypted persistence for multiple Linux distros on a multiboot usb? Has anybody actually made it? Thanks in advance!
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Bitlocker: USB drive accessible by other os users

I have a bitlocker encrypted USB drive connected to my PC. I just noticed that other OS-users on that PC can also access the USB drive. e.g. I login to my account - the USB drive is automatically ...
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Why does disk activity light flash on inactive USB disk?

Last night I had two Toshiba Canvio USB disk drives plugged in to the two front USB ports on my computer (running Fedora Linux) and was thrashing one of them. I noticed the activity light on the other ...
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Reload USB after pacman update

Every time I run pacman -Syuu to update my system the USB sticks I attach to my computer are not processed anymore. By processing I mean that they are recognized (running dmesg and inspecting /sys/bus/...
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External NTFS USB drive wont show files in samba, raspberry buster

I can share files from my sd card, and see the usb folders, but it cant list files. Ive added this to smb.conf [movies] ...
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USB Storage / Stick no longer recognized after unsafe removal

Actually I did not even remove the USB-Stick, just the laptop went into power save (sleep) mode. After that the USB Stick is no longer recognized - not by any USB port on this or a different laptop. ...
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How do I find ‘foo’ on an external USB drive?

Somewhere on my USB drive is a lost file with the string “foo” in it. I want to recover this using terminal on my MacBook Pro. Using sudo as super user I am able to list expected directories with a ...
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How can I access Android phone storage with CMD? [duplicate]

I have connected my phone into my Windows 7 PC through USB. Now I can see all contents in my PC of my phone in "My computers" folder, but when I open cmd, no such drive name is allocated to my phone ...
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FreeNAS is not recognizing USB RAID controller

I have a rack-mountable USB RAID enclosure with two brand new NAS grade 4TB disks. The disks are not available to add to a pool. When checking the shell: usb_alloc_device: Failure selecting ...
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USB key (or sd-card) mount in multiseat enviroment

I have PC with Linux Mint 19.2, with multiseat configuration, specifically two seats seat0 and seat1. Both set to autologin. Everything works except auto-mounting USB key or (sd card). When I mount ...
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Skipping unreadable files from damaged USB harddisk (Windows)

I have a USB connected harddisk of which many (1000s) files can not be read. The problem is, these files seem randomly distributed over the drive, and it takes a very long time (over an hour) before ...
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How to know if the External Hard Drive is dead? If confirmed dead, how to recover the data?

We have a 5TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable that was bought on November 2018. The person using it asked me to check it because suddenly he couldn't access it from his Computer. So as the IT guy ...
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How to combine all partitions of USB flash drive?

I hope this is the right place to post this. I have an SP brand 32GB USB flash drive. When it was brand new I installed the TAILS OS on it and it seemed to create a bootable EFI system partition of ...
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Cant restore the usb stick back to its original capacity [duplicate]

Originally my flashdrive is 64gb then it shrinked down to 4mb. First thing I did, I looked at the disk management it only have 4mb and no unallocated capacity whatsoever, just the 4mb. Now I tried ...
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USB Ports Not Working On ASUS P11C-M/4L Server Motherboard

None of the USB ports on my motherboard are working. I'm using the following components: Motherboard: ASUS P11C-M/4L Processor: Intel Xeon E-2126G RAM: Kingston 8GB Module - DDR4 2666MHz Server ...
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Can you temporarily write-block a specific USB drive in Windows 10 (and not block others)?

Can you write-block a specific USB drive in Windows 10 (and not block others)? Is there any method in Windows 10, to protect one USB drive or SD card from accidental writing (make it read only), ...
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Partition usb key create multiple device on mount

I'm trying to encrypt a USB flash drive. I've done this command after unmount my usb device ( /dev/sdb1 ): dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sdb1 That deleted all the content and more I think. So I tried ...
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iPhone Memory Stick Windows Formatting (populating!) Q

SUMMARY: Can format but not populate either a FAT32 or ExFAT 128GB USB memory stick. Copying in files fails when more than 32GB are copied. Can't use NTFS because this stick is designed to work with ...
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Windows 10 (x64 Home): Wanting to Eject the currently active/open USB drive with a shortcut key

I "simply" want to be able what macOS can do (with ⌘+E) on Windows; eject the currently open USB drive in Windows Explorer (which means, with default config, the drive is selected in the left pane and ...
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Flashdisk is Write-protected and not labeled [duplicate]

I have a problem with my flash disk, yesterday my flash disk has a problem cant copy anything cause it's write-protected, then I try yo fix it alone with some tutorial on the internet, with regedit ...
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Disable/block MTP devices Windows 10 Home

everyone I managed to block mass storage devices, if user connect usb hdd or pendrive, it is not showing in computer, and drivers are not installing. When user conect mobile with android, it shows up ...
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How do I repair an unmountable USB drive on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS? [duplicate]

In the process of formatting a USB drive, it was accidentally removed during the process. Now, my machine doesn't even see the device, let alone mount it. I attempted using GParted to find the device, ...
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No files seen on USB HDD after unplug during writing [duplicate]

I've accidentally unplugged my USB storage during a write process. The drive gets mounted but I can't see any file. How can I recover my Data?
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Linux rw mount option results in ro filesystem

When I try to mount my external USB HDD under Debian Linux (v9.9, kernel4.9.0-9) I end up with an immutable read-only mount. The whole thing seems counter intuitive, I specify to mount the device as ...
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Deleting Windows Files from a Bitlocker Hard Drive now used as an External Device

A Windows 10 laptop's hard drive was encrypted with Bitlocker and has been physically removed from the laptop and is now being used as an external device. The Bitlocker recovery key is used to access ...
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Windows 10 detects USB flash drives but not USB camera or smartphone

When I connect USB flash drives (simple storage drives), they are detected by Windows 10 without problem. However, when I connect Android smartphones or cameras, the USB sound notification is heard, ...
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Insanely slow USB harddisks on Linux in 2019

We use a simple backup system at work: Every day we connect an external USB harddisk to our Ubuntu Linux server, which then calls a backup script (cronjob) at night to perform all the backup. Next day ...
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Why the video is not shown on my computer?

There is a video in my USB device probably of the size (7.27 GB - 2.87 GB = 4.4 GB) But when I open it, I just see a 1 KB .cm0013 file If I connect the device to a TV, I can easily watch ...
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What to look for when buying a USB flash drive for booting? [closed]

I wanted to make an USB-stick bootable and had some problems with that, Windows 10 wouldn't allow to format it to fat32 and neither did Ubuntu. What kind of USB Flash drive should I look for when I ...
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Should I worry about permissions on USB drives?

I'm formatting USBs for use mostly with Ubuntu, but I want to make sure there won't be issues with permissions or access on other common computer platforms. How should I format these USB drives so ...
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What causes Windows to report there is something wrong with this drive

Recently when developing a Linux device that presents itself as USB Drive to Windows, with a filesystem created every mount using mkfs.fat, however when mounted (via g_mass_storage) and presented to ...

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