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Cleaning a Flash Drive

Put the flash drive into your computer's USB port (assuming you have the proper driver loaded onto the computer). Go to "My Computer" and highlight the drive that shows up, right-click and select "Format." That'll wipe it completely clean.

Or, if you just want to remove the files, do the same thing but instead of formatting, just highlight the files and right-click to delete the file, pix, or whatever.

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you might have to reformat the flash drive, or if that doesnt work plug it in the computer and go to device manager and see if its damaged and if you can repair through that

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I want to delete what I have on there to make room for other stuff

If you want to completely wipe it clean, format it. Otherwise, open the drive in My Computer and delete specific files as you wish.

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Would like to wipe the harddrive clean and reinstall my games etc but do not want to not loose the original drivers and os system I can see the manual but is on the computer i want to do this with. is it...

Surgically removing is teeedious
Leaving just the os and driversJust find your data folders and start purging but watch out ad remove programs can get sticky so with a backup you can dabble all you want.

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How to recover shortcut files from a flash drive or memory card

Ever experienced plugging your flash drive or memory card and found that your files have been made shortcut and when you tried opening the file nothing happens? Here is one solution that can recover your files.
1. when you plug your flash drive and see the shortcut files, do not delete the files as it will take longer time to recover it. Take note of the drive that reads your flash drive. (see the highlighted text)

2. on the start menu, type cmd (command prompt)ninyarica.jpg


3. open the command prompt window which looks like this

4. then on the c prompt type: chkdsk (name of the drive of the flash drive {e.g. g or d}) the command prompt will look like this:ninyarica_3.jpg

5. then you will see the following words on the command promptninyarica_4.jpg

6. wait until it is completed
7. then type exit, to close the command prompt window
8. check your flash drive now, the shortcut files have been recovered.
9. now, you need to clean your flash drive to remove the virus. You have to have a good antivirus to do this.
10. you can now delete the shortcut files if it not removed automatically by the antivirus you used to clean the flash drive.
these steps helped recover my files from my flash drive. Hope it will help you too.

if the steps above did not work or did not recover your shortcut files, you can try this alternative
11. on the command prompt, type: attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* your command prompt window will look like this: ninyarica_6.jpg

12. wait until it is finished or until you see: ninyarica_7.jpg

13. then exit the command prompt window then check the files on your flash drive, not only will it recover the shortcut files but it will also recover some deleted folders

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How do I delete sandisk?

On My Computer, right click and remove. Or, format to wipe clean. To delete files, open and delete.

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Download Partition Wizard for mac bootable version and burn it to a dvd. Now, put the dvd in and turn off the computer, now put the usb drive in. Start the computer and boot from dvd drive Partition Wizard will boot up, left click on the usb drive and of the left side click format, now up top left click apply. Wait until it's done, now your usb drive is blank.

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The drive says only 50 gb are available even though I deleted all the backups. How do I wipe it clean and start over?


If you can still see that 50Gb are available you can format the drive so that all files will be wiped out. Before you do that make sure you back the files. Just right click on the drive then click on format.

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How do I create more space on a sandisc 16GB USB

To create more space, you can delete the files that are on the drive. If you are not concerned with any of the files that are already on the drive, you can right click on it in My Computer and select format. From that window, check "quick format" and then hit format. That will completely wipe the drive and you should have most of the 16GB free.

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How do I delete pictures from my flash drive? I wanted to put pictures from Ireland on my flash drive, but I made a mistake and didn't get the right pictures. So I don't know how to delete them and start...


to delete pictures from your drive, follow the steps below:

  1. Insert the flash drive into a computer
  2. Allow the computer install the Flash
  3. Go to "My computer" from your Computer's desktop
  4. you will see a drive representing your Flash driver (Drive E: or F:)
  5. Open inside the drive
  6. Right click on the picture that you want to delete
  7. All option will pop out
  8. Amongst this options, scroll to delete.
  9. Press delete and the picture will be deleted.
Or, if you want to wipe off every information on the flash drive:

  1. right click on the drive
  2. scroll to from and press it.
  3. a box will pop out,press OK.
By so doing all the information on your flash drive will be wiped off.

Good luck

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Flash drive is wiped clean

you might have to reformat the flash drive, or if that doesnt work plug it in the computer and go to device manager and see if its damaged and if you can repair through that

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