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Windows 7: USB probem


04 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
USB probem

Hello..
I have a problem with a USB device.
When I plug it in, I can't find it in my computer. I can't get into my folders or format it.
I can see it in Device Manager and in the Device status box it said "This device is working properly."
a little help.. thank you!!

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04 Sep 2012   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Knowing exactly what device this is may be helpful information
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04 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7
 
 

The truth is that I can't read the name..
It is just an 4Gb usb device.
I had plug it in on my PC when I made a system update in windows and after that it stop working... (sorry for my english :S )
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04 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Is this a flash drive - thumb drive?
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04 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7
 
 

according to what I read the difference is that the Thumb drives has a switch located at the bottom of the drive.
My usb has one, so Thumb drive. But I try to switch it and there is no difference.
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04 Sep 2012   #6

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

it could have lost somehow its partition. Stuff without partitions is usually hidden from the Computer menu. (so you cannot even reformat it, dumb thing)

you need to open up Disk Management and from there you can see what is happened (i.e. if there is still a partition with data or not). how to open disk management

Post a screenshot of it if you can. how to post a screenshot into sevenforums
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04 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7
 
 

I had done that before and nothing..
It is in Greek so I put a translate...
the place with the arrow is my usb (the others are the mouse etc.)...


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04 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7
 
 

And thank you for the detailed and helpfull description.
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04 Sep 2012   #9

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Helen23, I'm sorry but I can't read the language. Under drive # 6, if that word means offline, right click it and select online.
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05 Sep 2012   #10

Windows 7
 
 

of course you can't understand. Thank for been patient. I didn't know what you want to read to translate it..
no, it said:
device 6
removable (K: )
without data

when I right klik with my mouse I have this options:
change the letter or the root of the device...
(export (can't klik it))
properties
help

There is nowhere the option offline-online...
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