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On my flash drive my files has turned to symbols and numbers can not read

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Either you are trying to open under wrong program, or you have a virus

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by the sounds of it a hard drive reading or writing. nothing to worry about.

Nov 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to test performance of Flash Drive


Check Flashis a freebie program that helps user to test and format flash drives with the utmost ease. It is designed for maintenance operations as well. The interface is a simple with a single window available, which provides all the test-related settings while presenting the drive map, log and verification progress. The application is capable of running both read and write tests in order to determine the speed performance of the device and its health.
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Check Flash presents the settings in the right part of the screen in four different sections covering Access type, Action type, Test length and Test results. Of course, there is a section that lets you choose the flash drive to be evaluated and which features a refresh button, thus allowing adding multiple removable drives without having to restart the program.
The way the read/write tests are performed and the list of options available for the operation are set according to the way you provide access to the flash drive. You can choose between using a temporary file, access it as a logical drive or as physical device. The differences between these three types of drive access consist in the safety level of the procedure and the number of options enabled.
Using a temporary file for the test gives you a minimum of features but, on the other hand, it is totally safe for the evaluated device. Treating the flash as a logical drive will give Flash Check access on partition level and is the second safest alternative to use; plus more options will become available under the “Action type” section.
The most unsafe method to test the removable storage device is to treat it as a physical device during the evaluation. This method is not recommended as it is unsafe for all the partitions present on the selected device but, on the other hand, you benefit from the full set of features in the software.
In “Action type” you get to choose between six procedures to test the removable device, all of which being available depending on the access type specified. The list of options includes read stability test (reads all data a few times and verifies the CRC given on first pass), low-level initialization (available only if you treat the flash as a physical device), which lets you edit the partition information of the selected device, save image (saves full binary image of the chosen partition or device), load image (writes a previously saved binary image) and full erase (effaces all of the drive’s surface).
For 50% of the presented actions several tests can be performed, continuously or until you decide to stop the assessment. All options in the “Test length” section are pretty clear, but “Burn it!” is the one that is not self-explanatory. It actually sets a loop in the testing that requires your intervention to stop.
In the lower part of the screen the test results are displayed: number of completed cycles, error found, read and write speed. Also, there is a progress bar to give you a hint on the completion of the operation. Unfortunately, the application cannot estimate the finish time. Left hand side of the application window shows the drive map, log and legend.
Check Flash 1.08 supplies a fat set of features to test your flash disk and see exactly how fast it can read and write data. It is portable and flexible enough to let you choose from three different drive access methods as well as select between six tests to be performed and how many times to repeat them. It is a very handy instrument that can help you detect the fake flash memory drives.

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Please describe your how can i do remove the witeprotecion of flash drive problem


Flash and USB drives usually have either a mechanical switch or software that can lock the drive.
If your drive has the switch, slide it to unlock. If it is software, follow the instructions in the help file on the drive. The drives are not supplied locked by software.
If the Flash Drive has been locked using Bitlocker, the only way to unlock it is to input the password set at the time it was locked, as with software locks.

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How to use toshiba flash drive 2.0


Follow these steps :
1.1
Plug the flash drive into one of your computer's available USB ports.
2.2
Look for the "Found New Hardware" balloon to pop up in your system tray. When the installation is complete, you can either click the balloon or go to "My Computer" and double-click the flash drive to open it.
3.3
Open the folder containing the data you want to store on the flash drive. Either copy the files and paste them into the flash drive's folder, or drag and drop.
4.4
Click the "safely remove hardware" icon. This is an icon with a green arrow in the system tray in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. When you click it you will see a message that reads "Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device." Click that message box.
5.5
If your flash drive has a light, it will turn off when the drive can be removed. Otherwise, it is safe to remove the drive when the message box goes away. Remove the drive.

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I have a lock symbol apperaed on my laptop and i am not sure what


this could be a read only files. try to save the file on a different filename & locations.

hope this helps

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Disc read error occoured


Hi,

This can occur as a result of any unreadable drive that is in your boot sequence not reading. Remove all media from the machine(CD, DVD, Memory Card, Flash Drive, Floppy Disk, Printer with memory card slots), then try booting again.

If that doesn't work, chances are your hard drive is damaged. It may only be minor logical damage or could be serious hardware damage. That is more difficult to assess via subjective analysis but could be sent to a pro for assessment if you have files you require on the drive which are not backed up.

If this is the case and you do not have anything important on the drive or if you have your files backed up on a second source simply replace the drive and re-install your operating system, then restore the backed up files and move forward.

If you require any additional info or advice, just ask

Chris

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I have an 8 GB PNY Attache flash drive that can be read by a Windows XP operating system but not on a Mac OS X operating system. The problem is even more confusing because a Mac that can run both Windows...


You may have the drive formatted in a way that the Mac cannot read. If you go to your "My Computer" in XP, find your drive, right click on it, look for something that says either NTFS or FAT32. If it's NTFS, the Mac won't read it.

You can copy files off the drive and then reformat it, also with a right-click in that My Computer menu. Format to FAT32. FAT32's major limitation will be no files over 2gb each.

There is free software out there that will -try- to read and write NTFS drives. It worked for me, but killed my brother-in-law's Mac.
http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/

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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...


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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Can't find flash drive on my computer after inserted into USB port.....Comes up saying not in right port..I have transferred photos onto it several weeks ago, but can no longer retrive them from the flash...


Try removing the USB drives from the Device Manager, then power down, plug in the flash drive and power backup again.
Win should find the drive and reinstall drivers and recognize the drive again.

Despite improvements in the behavior of Widows, it is also still advisable to 'turn off' a removable drive before unplugging it.
If you system is pretty much standard, you should find the drive symbol with an arrow indicating 'remove' on your task bar to the right.
Left-lick on that symbol and it will bring up a short menu of any removable drives and then just click on the one you want to pull.

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Toshiba 2GB USB Flash Drive Capacity Problem


format the Flash Drive in in slow mode
click on the properties of flash drive
then click on tools then CLICK ON DEFRAGMENT NOW TAB

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