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Windows 7: Thumb Drive

18 Dec 2014   #1
badspell68

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Thumb Drive

Are there any tools to repair thumb drives? I have a dive that will not format after I pulled it out without ejecting it.


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18 Dec 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Exactly what method or process are you using to try to format the thumb drive.
Could you install the thumb drive and use this tutorial to post a picture.
Also let us know what size and brand the thumb drive is.

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19 Dec 2014   #3
badspell68

Windows 7
 
 

I'm using windows 7 format tool. It's a 64gb Sandisk Cruzer Glide.
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19 Dec 2014   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Testdisk is highly regarded if you are trying to recover data from it or actually "repair" it.

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Windows is cranky about thumb drives. You may find some other formatting tool works better. I think you can google for one made by HP.

Here is another that I have used to format thumb drives as FAT32:

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