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Old 02-09-2013, 04:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default USB Flash Drive Issues

Hi folks,

So i bought a micro-USB storage drive in China a few weeks ago, albeit at a little market well know for its knock-offs.

I've tried to copy pictures (about 30GB) on a few times and the copying completes no problem with the properties box showing the space being used up; however, when I go to open the folder containing the copied files on the pen drive it shows as "empty folder".

This has happened a few times and I have had to format the card each time - the format defaults to ExFat and doesn't allow me to complete it as NTFS. I'm not sure if this has something to do with the problem?

Also, when I copy individual items or just small-scale things such as movies, word docs etc... the drive seems to work fine. It just messes up when trying to perform the specific task I bought it for.

Anybody have any ideas what may be going on?



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Old 02-09-2013, 07:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: USB Flash Drive Issues

Don't buy usb drives from questionable retailers in China?
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exfat, pen drive, storage, usb

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