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Windows 7: Flash Drive Compatibility Issues (I think)

09 Aug 2015   #1
livingsandwich

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
Flash Drive Compatibility Issues (I think)

Not sure if this is the right forum to post this, but......meh

So, my sister bought me an 8GB flash drive that has a Shrek-like design on it.....awkward



Anyways, when I store files in it, for example:



And I safely removed it and plugged it again, the file, or in this situation, the files are now corrupted!





And so, I checked the properties of the flash drive:







The system is FAT32, all of the hardwares in the flash drive 'is working properly', but on the ReadyBoost tab, it says it 'requires USB 2.0 or above', so I'm guessing that this flash drive supports on a lower version of USB. Maybe 1.1 or something?

What does this mean? Do I have to update or install drivers? Do I have to convert it or something?


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09 Aug 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Are you worried because you can't play those 3 files?

Or are you worried about Readyboost?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReadyBoost

It's a caching tool. I'm guessing you did NOT buy the flash drive to use it as a cache, but rather to use it for normal purposes.

Is WMP the default player for those file types---can you play those files with WMP if those files are sitting on your hard drive, rather than on the flash drive?
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09 Aug 2015   #3
livingsandwich

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Are you worried because you can't play those 3 files?

Or are you worried about Readyboost?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReadyBoost

It's a caching tool. I'm guessing you did NOT buy the flash drive to use it as a cache, but rather to use it for normal purposes.
No, ReadyBoost-ing is not the issue, the issue is about the flash drive. Whether how big or small the files are, whether what type of file it is, if you placed it in the flash drive and do the same routine (safely remove hardware, unplug, plug), the files get corrupted!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Is WMP the default player for those file types---can you play those files with WMP if those files are sitting on your hard drive, rather than on the flash drive?
And nope, the files still doesn't work.
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09 Aug 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Make sure the flash drive is formatted to ntfs instead of it's default formatting which includes fat32 I believe :/
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09 Aug 2015   #5
livingsandwich

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Make sure the flash drive is formatted to ntfs instead of it's default formatting which includes fat32 I believe :/
What the actual.....fotato.

Welp, now trying the cmd command.


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