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I have a 128MB USB Flash Drive from Simple Tech. My files have become corrupted and unreadable--Don't ask me how (I've no idea). I deleted everything, but cannot delete one folder, because inside there are these huge files with symbols I cannot decipher. Every time I attempt to delete the folder or files, it'll say the file names are too long or they've moved. Is my poor USB flash drive done for??

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It sounds like you're trying to remove everything on your flash drive and start over from scratch. The characters that you are seeing are corrupted files. This is usually caused by power fluctuations when the computer is accessing the date on the USB drive. What you need to do is to run a complete Format on your USB drive to remove everything and reset the USB drive so you can use it again.

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