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Windows 7: Gone in a Flash

10 May 2015   #1
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Gone in a Flash

Gentlemen, my 64gb flash drive*** is somewhat recalcitrant. When I paste a folder of pics (50Mb) into it, then unplug it & plug it back into any PC, the folder is there but "no contents" - empty.


*** only problem with this flash. The others work fine.


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10 May 2015   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Sounds like the flash drive is faulty. Don't keep trying to use it, just replace it.

Flash drives are the most unreliable means of storage & should really only be used for transporting data from one place to another, not for long term storage.
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10 May 2015   #3
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Yeah, flash drives have a pretty simple controller and there's no TRIM support. They're not like SSDs. The cells in a flash drive wear out fast with write/delete functions.
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10 May 2015   #4
armedandsafe

win 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I've found that it is a good idea to disconnect a flash drive that I've loaded to before power off. Sometimes, the drive will still be busy even though it is showing no activity. When you try to disconnect, it will tell you to wait awhile. When you are allowed to disconnect, it is now safe to power down.
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10 May 2015   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Check your flash drive with H2testw. It could be a fake flash drive. https://www.raymond.cc/blog/test-and...-with-h2testw/
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12 May 2015   #6
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The flash drive is an expensive Sandisk. It's only on my PC the folder appears empty. The other PC - all is fine. Opens with contents visible.
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12 May 2015   #7
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

In your first post you said "When I paste a folder of pics (50Mb) into it, then unplug it & plug it back into any PC, the folder is there but "no contents" - empty. Now you say it is visible in other PCs

Can you please restate your problem correctly?
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12 May 2015   #8
americancritic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Hi have you tried to reformate the flash drive to see if that corrects it.
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