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Windows 7: Problem with exFAT USB Flash Drive


21 Jul 2012   #21
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

The only way you can find whether your 128GB flash drive is a fake or not is the price you paid for it and the place where you bought it.

If you have paid more than $100 as per Jumanji's link (PNY) and bought it at a respectable store, then it could be a genuine one. Sometimes even the genuine ones fail. But they carry a warranty and all you have to do is return the flash drive to the original seller and you will get a replacemant. Once I returned a non working Transcend flash drive after six months and got a replacement without any squabble. The only requirement is that the serial no. on the device should be intact.

If you have paid an unbelievably low price for this flash drive, then 99% it is a fake. Definitely it does not carry any warannty. Don't bother to repair it and chuck it out in the trashcan.


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21 Jul 2012   #22
Jalouly

Windows 7 Home Edition x86
 
 

Thanks for your reply. I believe it's a fake flash drive since I bought it for a low price. thank you guys for everything you tired your best.
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21 Jul 2012   #23
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Sorry for your bad luck. Remember when it looks to good to be true it probably isn't true.
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21 Jul 2012   #24
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

This may be a bit late, but use this utility to test USB drives:

Test for Fake USB Flash Drives – H2testw | Portable USB Applications

Regards,
Golden
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02 May 2013   #25
kaicrux

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

how did u convert exfat into fat32???
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03 May 2013   #26
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi kaicrux,

Welcome to SevenForums.

You are asking the OP in a thread which is more than 9 months old.

You would have been better off starting a new thread defining your problem precisely.

Anyway, to my knowledge there is no way to convert exFAT to FAT32, keeping the data intact.

You may copy the data elsewhere delete the exFAT partition/s and then create new partition/s /format your drive to FAT32. After that copy your data back.

You may use a partitioning utility like MiniTools Partition Wizard Home Edition to delete the existing partitions and formatting new FAT32 partitions.( Windows would not format more than 32GB as FAT32)

Free Partition Magic alternative, partition manager freeware, partition magic server, partition magic Windows 7 and free Partition Manager software for Windows 7/8/VISTA/XP/2000 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2000.
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07 Sep 2013   #27
sedgar

Windows 7
 
 

run console and execute command
Quote:
chkdsk /f f:

where f: is usb flash drive name
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16 Oct 2014   #28
For Good

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

i have a similar problem can someone help?
when i save videos in it, windows media player cannot play it. i usually have an error message that the player might not support the file type or codec that was use to compress the file.
the same video plays very well if saved in a different usb flash which is not exfat. help please.
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