Hello, I have an 8 GB data traveler USB drive. I plugged it into a USB port on my dell laptop which has Xp SP2 installed. It finds it fine, but I can not move two large files (Outlook PST files) over to the drive. The two files are a total of 5 GB, so I should have plenty of room. I get an error message though, drive does not have enough space. Is this an XP issue? I tried to reformat the drive. I tried to zip the files, which made the total 4 GB. Not sure what else to do?
Check your flash drive if you dont have any hidden files like porn.. wahahahhah.. just joking dude.. anyway..
go to control panel.. then appearance and themes.. folder options.. and then go to VIEW TAB.. under VIEW TAB..
click the SHOW HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS.. click APPLY or OK.. then check your flash drive...
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The error you quoted can be due to multiple reasons. Following are some main Possibilities, that you should keep in mind.
Make sure, the USB port, you are inserting data traveler in, is in working condition. And you are connecting the device properly.
This could happen due to Software conflict, for this you need to remove all the devices connected to USB ports (other than keyboard, and Mouse) and need to restart the system.. Moreover, you can check for the exact error, in the device manager list...
Try checking the data traveler, on some USB port, on which you are sure, that its working properly.
Check for the possibilities, quoted above and do let me know....
Theoretically, you can't format a more than 32 GB drive with FAT/FAT32 file system. In your case you have to choose the NTFS file system to format your 64 GB USB flash drive.
However, if you really need to format it with FAT32, you got to use the command line or a third party tool.
Hope this is going to help you.
Dell has stated in Dell knowledge base document FA1021802, that a USB device
(such as a external hard drives, scanner, printer, etc) may not be detected or function correctly
when connected to the USB port of a Dell Latitude or Inspiron PC (it may occur
on other models as well).
Various communication errors may occur, including device initialization and
device not found errors.
Some Dell computers do not provide enough voltage from the USB ports to power
some USB devices.
Dell recommends purchasing a powered USB hub to provide the USB devices with
enough power to operate correctly.
I think this explains it. Thank you and good luck!
try other usb port, or other computer and see whether the hdd is detected. If still not, try to go to device manager ( http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm ), and then assign a drive letter to the hdd. After that, try to access it from Computer, if not able to access it, format it (use quick format) and then use asoftech data recovery program to recover your files. http://www.asoftech.com/adr/