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Windows 7: 64gb flash pen.

14 Mar 2013   #1
Ianisth

Windows vista home premium
 
 
64gb flash pen.

Hi all. I have a 64gb flash pen which I have recently bought, when I put files or images into the drive inside a folder the files or images within in the folder disappear after I have taken the drive out if my pic and re-inserted it.

When I insert the files or images without a folder everything is fine. Has anybody got any ideas what the problem is please?

I've got a dell Inspiron PC that's on windows vista home premium.


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14 Mar 2013   #2
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Can you see the folder in a directory command in command prompt
assuming E:\ is your slash drive
cd E:\
dir /a /s
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15 Mar 2013   #3
Ianisth

Windows vista home premium
 
 

Hi, I can see the folder inside the flash drive but the files inside it are not there.
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15 Mar 2013   #4
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Did you check that the files were there and you were able to open those immediately after copying those into the folder?
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15 Mar 2013   #5
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

try this again, this time use an elevated command prompt (right click, select run as admininstrator)

assuming E:\ is your flash drive
cd E:\
dir /a /s > %userprofile%\Downloads\Dir64gbFlash.txt

Then post the output of Dir64gbFlash.txt.

Thanks,

Bill
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15 Mar 2013   #6
Ianisth

Windows vista home premium
 
 

Hi jumanji, yes the files were in the folder but when I remove the flash pen and re insert it the files have disappeared.
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15 Mar 2013   #7
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

How are you removing the flash drive? Are you just disconnecting it or are you using "safely remove"?

This is an odd issue. I'll wait until you post the contents of the drive before offering anything else.

It might be interesting to see the contents in both states (before you remove the flash drive and then after reconnecting). If you provide both, you'll have to name the redirected output to differnt filenames
dir /a /s > %userprofile%\Downloads\Dir64gbFlash-A.txt
dir /a /s > %userprofile%\Downloads\Dir64gbFlash-B.txt

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ianisth View Post
Hi jumanji, yes the files were in the folder but when I remove the flash pen and re insert it the files have disappeared.
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15 Mar 2013   #8
Ianisth

Windows vista home premium
 
 

Hi, I remove in safemode.

I don't know what you're talking about in the last part of your email sorry.
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15 Mar 2013   #9
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

The files may be in the Write Cache (memory) and not physically written to the drive yet. If the option is set to Performance and you don't use Safely Remove Hardware (SRH), the files will be lost by just pulling the drive. Check the properties for the drive in Hardware Manager and see how it's set. The Performance option is good for small files but you MUST use SRH before removing the drive.

If the PC is shutdown with the drive in place, Windows will automatically flush the write cache and the drive can be removed after the PC is off. It's best to get into the habit of SRH for all USB drives though.


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15 Mar 2013   #10
Ianisth

Windows vista home premium
 
 

Ok thank you I will check.

I know the files are in there because when I look in the properties the pie chart there is showing spaced used.
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