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How to Download Files to USB Flash Drive

MS Windows Users
1.Connect the USB flash drive to an empty USB port on your computer.
Depending on your computer, there can be USB ports on the back, side or front. The flash drive can also be connected to an external port hub device. Once you connect it, the computer will automatically recognize it as a removal device.
2.Double-click "My Computer" on the desktop. You should see your USB flash drive's icon listed together with other removal devices on your computer.
3.Double-click the flash drive's icon to open the flash drive window and
reveal the contents saved on it. Locate the file you want to download to the
flash drive from its current location on your computer and right-click it. Click "Copy."
4.Right-click an empty spot on the flash drive window and click "Paste" to download the file to the flash drive.
5.Close the flash drive when you are done. Click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon on the system tray. A new window will open. Left-click the flash drive and click "Stop." A message will pop-up indicating that it is safe to remove the device from the computer. Disconnect the USB flash drive from the computer (or external hub).

Mac Users
1.Connect the USB flash drive to an empty USB port on your computer. The computer will automatically recognize the device and display its icon on the desktop.
2.Double-click the flash drive icon on the desktop to open its window and
reveal the contents on it.
3.Locate the file you want to download to the flash drive from the location
where you have it saved on your computer and right-click it. Click "Copy."
4.Right-click an empty spot on the flash drive window and click "Paste" to download the file to the flash drive. Close the flash drive window when you are done and drag the flash drive icon to the trash can to safely eject it from the computer.

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I got a new transcend USB jetflash drive 16GB, but my system not showing any response towards it, what shall i do..??? is to download a software for it...??


Flash drives do not need a drivers (plug and play). There are several possibilities:

1. Assumptions: USB port error, computer drivers normal, normal flash drive.
Solution: insert a flash drive into another USB port. If the USB port 1 is not detected, insert flash drive into a USB 2, USB 3 or USB 4.
2. Assumption: normal USB ports, computer driver error, a normal flash drive
Solution: reinstall the chipset drivers, or USB.
3. Assumption: normal USB port,
computer driver normal, flash drive is broken
Solution: try to insert the flash drive into another computer. If the flash drive is not detected, it means your flash drive is damaged.

Solution to determine the cause of damage:
1. If you have a USB mouse, use the mouse to check the damage to the USB port. Example: connect the mouse to the USB 1, USB 2, USB 3 or USB 4. If every USB port, mouse is detected, the conclusion normal USB port
2. To check your computer's drivers, right-click My Computer - Properties - Hardware - Device Manager

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3. If points 1 and 2 are normal, the possibility of flash drive damaged.
Because the new flash drive, flash drive is most likely normal. Based on experience, cause damage to the flash drive is a USB port is dirty. The USB port is dirty, can cause short-circuit flash drive. The characteristics of short-circuit flash drive. When inserted into a USB flash drive (about 5 seconds), the temperature of the flash drive become extremely hot. If there are problems like this, immediately unplug the flash drive, to prevent permanent damage.

I hope this information helps.

Oct 11, 2011 | Transcend 4GB JetFlash 110 USB 2.0 Flash...

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can not delete pictures on my flash drive on my mac computer


Are you sure they're not deleted? Try this procedure:
1) Connect the flash drive to the Mac's USB port.
2) Open the flash drive folder.
3) Delete any files you want.
4) Empty the wastebasket.
5) If the wastebasket is already empty (i.e. the files you deleted from the flash drive aren't in it), try to find the deleted files in the Finder and delete them manually.
6) Eject the flash drive - don't just pull it out of the USB port.
7) Put it back in, to check the deleted files really are deleted.
8) Sometimes a flash drive will create a hidden folder of deleted files, so it looks as if the files are missing, but they're still taking up space on the drive. If you find this is the case, use the Finder to track down the deleted files and delete them manually.

Hope that helps. Good luck!

Oct 10, 2010 | SanDisk 2GB Cruzer Micro SDCZ62048A10 Hard...

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MY PASSPORT ESSENTIAL WD1600ME-00 is not recognized by plug-and-play in either of my HP Desktop Windows computers (One with XP, one with VISTA). Power light comes on when attached to any USB port. Device Manager does not find it, indicates that all USB Ports are performing correctly. Removing it and reconnecting, restarting do not change behaviour. What do I do?


You run MS Windows Update to download and install the latest OS updates. Your WD external HDD should be detected after OS update.

For non updates system, try to connect WD to the USB Port where it worked before. If you have 4 USB ports for instance, try to connect it to these ports one try at a time. Windows XP might have assigned one USB port for your device before when it was working just fine.

Feb 02, 2010 | Western Digital WD Passport 250GB Portable...

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this usb device can perform faster if you connect it to a hi speed usb 2.0 port. I have an hp pivilion dv 6000, and according to the specs, I have usb 2.0, but I get this message every time I plug my flash drive in. Why?


This is just an error message. Yes, your HP Pavillion has USB 2.0, but there's a possibility that your USB flash drive has USB 1.1 specs.

If the flash drive has USB 1.1 specs, you would still get the same message. Again, this is just a message because USB 2.0 is backwards compatible with USB 1.1.

Have a great day!

Oct 10, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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usb not recognised


Hello ak1979 ...

1. You're plugging in your Transend USB flash drive to your computer's USB port (as you've done many times successfully before with this SAME flash drive)?

2. It says "windows not recognise usb drive due to malfunction"?
a. Is that EXECTLY what the error says?
b. Is "it" an error dialog (window that pops up), or an error message from your Windows Event error logs? If a dialog, are there any pertinent error message entries in your Windows Event (System) log [Start > Run > type "eventvwr.msc" (without quotes), then "OK"]?

Try a bit of deductive troubleshooting:
  1. Restart (Reboot) your system [for a fresh start, if you will].
  2. Try plugging in your USB flash drive again, but in a DIFFERENT USB port.
  3. Try plugging in ANY OTHER "known good" USB device into the same USB port(s) used thus far that failed.
NOTE: If you EVER get any indication Windows recognizes the flash drive (like no error msg, or it shows in "My Computer"), IMMEDIATELY perform a "Check Disk" on it:
  1. Start > Run... > type "cmd" (without quotes), then "OK".
  2. Type "chkdsk DRIVE_LTR: /f" (without quotes), then hit "Enter" [where DRIVE_LTR is the drive letter of your USB drive]. EXAMPLE: chkdsk E: /f
Good luck, and please post back:
  • to provide any corrections/updates/clarifications.
  • if you have any further questions.
  • to let me know how things work out.
"Today's the best day of my life...and NOW you're part of it!"

Dec 24, 2008 | Transcend (589307) Media

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