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I've been trying to access my files on my USB flash drive. But everytime I click on the drive it tells me disk not formatted. When I go into properties it shows as if the disk has available space but it is showing 0 bytes at the same time for used space. Help ...I have some really important documents that I need to transfer off of there.....!!??

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  • tung18 Jul 22, 2008

    My flash driver is 1 GB. Now, it showed 0 byte. So, I could not format it.

  • marvinm380 Feb 19, 2009

    I have a Sony 8GB Memory Stick PRO Duo Memory Card. I've tried to format on XP & Vista computers but both say "Windows was unable to complete format". Under properties, it says 0 bytes for Used & Free Sapce.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    MY FLASH DRIVE IS NOT BEING FORMATTED AND ITS SHOWING o byte storage and o byte free space. whenever i try to format the answer is "windows cannot formate it"

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- Click Start / Run / diskmgmt.msc {OK}
- Right-click the memory card, then create a partition & format it.

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