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Iomega mhd40-u Hi, I have just been given this drive by a friend, I cannot add or delete any files, how do I resolve this?

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It turns out that the discs were not very good at long term storage and are notorious enough to have a term referring to the problem as the "Zip Burp" where:

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Virus would not allow you to erase its contents.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.

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I bought a brand new flask disk of 1 GB, USB 2.0 genx. I gave a friend of mine to download my photos onto it from his laptop, a FUJITSU. The space filled up so quickly, so he deleted the files that were...


You can try to format the flash drive first. Go to My Computer > Right click the flash drive and select Format. Once the format window opens, select Quick Format and click START. Please note that formatting your flash drive will wipe out all data.

I hope that helps.

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