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Windows 7: USB Flash Drive corrupted

14 Jan 2013   #1
DextrousDave

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
USB Flash Drive corrupted

Good Day

I have a 64GB USB flash Drive (Transcend), and when copying files to it, for example movie files (AVI, MP4, etc), not all the files are copied (although it takes up all the space of the copied files), and the files that did copy successfully, cannot be rendered and are corrupted.

I formatted my drive fully (not quick format) a couple of times, and I also did a chkdsk /f /r on it, but the data on it is still corrupted(the drive shows up fine in windows as an exFAT formatted drive).

Should I throw the USB flash drive away, or is there a way to save it?

Thank you


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14 Jan 2013   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Try formatting the drive again with NTFS format. See it that works.
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14 Jan 2013   #3
DextrousDave

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Ok thank you for your answer, will format it with NTFS, and post the results when done
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14 Jan 2013   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Sure. Fingers Crossed.
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14 Jan 2013   #5
DextrousDave

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

"Windows was unable to complete the format" - Says Windows...?
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14 Jan 2013   #6
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Try FAT32.
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14 Jan 2013   #7
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Or you might try formatting the usb drive using command prompt.
Follow this tutorial: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Be Careful!!
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14 Jan 2013   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Try the manufacturer's recovery tool. JetFlash Online Recovery
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17 Jan 2013   #9
DextrousDave

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thank you jumanji, but the JetFlash tool doesn't even pick it up, even after a format. I trying one last thing now: Download H2testw 1.4 Free - Check your USB for errors with this tool - Softpedia
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17 Jan 2013   #10
DextrousDave

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

@Dinesh. What is the difference between a GUI format and a cmd one?
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