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A flash drive is basically an USB Hard drive. It is a very handy device once you

A flash drive is basically an USB Hard drive. It is a very handy device once you have figured out to use it.

Flash drives come in different internal storage sizes, so it is best you buy one that suits your needs. What makes it even better, is the fact that it is a plug-n-play device, which means that you will not have to install any drivers.

If you do not know what the storage capacity of your flash drive is, follow these steps to determine the storage size.

Plug the flash drive into your Desktop/Notebook USB port.



  1. Double click on the My Computer icon on your desktop.
  2. Now you should see your flash drive listed as a hard drive.
  3. Right click on your flash drive.
  4. Choose the properties option.
  5. Go to the general tab.
Now you should be able to see clearly how much of the storage is used, and how much free space you still have left.

To use the flash drive as a storage device:

  1. Almost all flash drives are Plug and play, thus plug the flash drive into the USB port, wait for your computer to detect the flash drive.
  2. Once detected, open the drive by double clicking on it's icon in My computer.
  3. Now you just need to copy the files and paste it on the flash drive.
  4. Copy the file by right clicking on it, choose the copy option.
  5. Go to the flash drive and right click, choose the paste option.
  6. When you are done. remember to go to the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon situated at the bottom of the Window's tray. Click "Eject" or the "Remove the Hardware Safely" option when finished.
Remember, if the files you want to copy is larger than the internal storage capacity of the flash drive, the file will not copy.

Hope this can give you a rough idea how to use a flash drive!!

Kind regards
Andrea

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I need a instruction manual. I am new at this sandisk.


There really isn't any manual for most usb flash drives. A flash drive is basically an USB Hard drive. It is a very handy device once you have figured out to use it.

Flash drives come in different internal storage sizes, so it is best you buy one that suits your needs. What makes it even better, is the fact that it is a plug-n-play device, which means that you will not have to install any drivers.

If you do not know what the storage capacity of your flash drive is, follow these steps to determine the storage size.

Plug the flash drive into your Desktop/Notebook USB port.

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  1. Double click on the My Computer icon on your desktop.
  2. Now you should see your flash drive listed as a hard drive.
  3. Right click on your flash drive.
  4. Choose the properties option.
  5. Go to the general tab.
Now you should be able to see clearly how much of the storage is used, and how much free space you still have left.

To use the flash drive as a storage device:

  1. Almost all flash drives are Plug and play, thus plug the flash drive into the USB port, wait for your computer to detect the flash drive.
  2. Once detected, open the drive by double clicking on it's icon in My computer.
  3. Now you just need to copy the files and paste it on the flash drive.
  4. Copy the file by right clicking on it, choose the copy option.
  5. Go to the flash drive and right click, choose the paste option.
  6. When you are done. remember to go to the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon situated at the bottom of the Window's tray. Click "Eject" or the "Remove the Hardware Safely" option when finished.
Remember, if the files you want to copy is larger than the internal storage capacity of the flash drive, the file will not copy.

Hope this can give you a rough idea how to use a flash drive!!

Aug 12, 2011 | SanDisk Cruzer Micro 4GB USB 2.0 Flash...

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My usb device was working fine until yesterday when I plugged it in and I kept getting an Unknown device error with the following message: "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)" I have tried using it in several different computers and OS but with the same result. This is a Dane-Elec 4GB USB Flash Drive. Please help!


Code 43 errors are nearly always caused by a driver issue. However, since you have tried the device in several different computers with the same result, I believe that your flash drive has gone bad or become damaged. Unfortunately this is not an uncommon problem with flash drives. Like any storage device on the computer, make sure you are backing up what is on your flash drive.

I hope this is helpful to you

May 28, 2011 | Dane-Elec DaneElec 4GB USB Drive Copper...

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how do you save files on a sandisk cruzer flash drive?


Insert the cruzer into the usb port. You should see a message pop up and say new hardware found and then flash off. It may also say usb memory or storage device or even recognize it as the cruzor. This recognition process is fairly quick say 5-10 seconds. After that the computer knows what the cruzer is and its ready for use.

The cruzer is now seen as another drive or storage drive on your computer. Your hard drive is usually C , the CD/DVD would be D drive and the cruzer would be seen as E. If you are in a program and want to save to the cruzer you open the file/save and you should see E drive or Cruzer if not click on my computer and look for it there. Once you find it just click on it and then hit save/ok. Thats all there is to using one. Once you know how to find it as a save option or a loading option then you just treat it like a hard drive.

Once you get it sorted out you will use it a lot. They are very handy.

Jun 01, 2010 | SanDisk Cruzer Titanium 2GB USB 2.0 Flash...

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I can't use this as a bootable device with Windows XP.


Dear,
Not every PC is capable of booting from a USB flash drive. For the most part, computers manufactured within the last two years are generally able to boot from a flash drive. Older systems may require a BIOS update, or might not be able to boot from a flash drive at all.
Drive must be formatted with FAT file system.
For your systen you need an internal Hard drive.

Regards,
Rakesh Kumar

Apr 08, 2009 | Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

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