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How to clean up my usb flash drive

I'm trying to clean up my usb flash drive but there are some files that i'm unable to delete. How do i clean it up and reformat?

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You can format it thru the ''my computer'' when you have plugged your drive in right click on it and youll see an option to format in the list.

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This Error Code often occurs when trying to transfer JPEG files from a USB Flash Drive and the computer fails to recognize her Flash Drive. Load drivers for your external device. Run your favorite Registry Repair software and `Fix All'.

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These days PC viruses have become very common therefore, there are several instances when after inserting your flash drive in an infected PC, you end up not seeing your files anymore. It can also take place after scanning your flash drive with certain anti-virus programs. This normally happens a lot with folders. Many people after showing hidden files, if they still don't see them, think that they are gone. No they are not. I have solved a lot of such problems for people. Here's what to do:

Download 'WinRAR' software for free on the internet. An example is http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar390.exe
1. Now double click and follow the instructions to install.
2. Be sure that you have inserted the affected flash drive in usb port.
3. Click the start button and go to programs. And then to WinRAR.
4. When WinRAR opens, use the drop down arrow to select your flash drive.
5. After selecting it, you will see that all your 'missing' folders and files are showing (except the files that were removed because they were infected by viruses).
6. Now you cannot right-click and copy so you would have to use control+c to copy.
7. Create a folder on a different drive that you would copy the files that you need into.
8. Now, in the WinRAR, you can open any folder that you need by highlighting all or a selected number of files and use control+c to copy and then paste them in your created folder ( by either right-clicking and selecting paste or using control+v).

I recommend that you recreate the folders that you have on the flash drive using the same folder names and then copy only files into them. This is because, files always show when copied but folders do not always show when copied. You can then wipe your flash drive and recopy the retrieved files/folders into it. That is all. You have successfully recovered your files.

Hope this was helpful. All the best.

on Jan 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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When I plug in flash drives, it puts everything in the flash drive into shortcuts


Are you sure you saved these files / programs into your flash drive ?

you might right click on the shortcut select properties options will open to open file location then right click on the specific file select copy then paste it to your flash drive
Example on how to copy data and download and save it to usb drive

Click start click on computer to open you should see your drives C: and your other drives cd dvd and your usb drive E: or F:

from there you select the files right click on the file/s right click copy navigate back to the drive right click select paste or hold the mouse cursor the file/s drag them to usb drive then drop them example on how to safe data/files to a usb drive

click start all programs accessories open windows explorer navigate to your data
right click on the data select copy navigate back to the usb drive right click select paste or select


the data hold the mouse cursor then drag the data to your usb drive then drop it in
or if you are downloading data from the internet


once it starts downloading windows will ask whether you want to run or save it
a browse option will open you can save it into a folder in my documents or another device or a


usb device
if you need more help with this post a reply


hope this helps

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I want to turn a memory stick into hard drive. How can i do that?


you will need usb data drive at least 4 - 8 gb

Download the GParted Live utility and the HP USB Format Tool via the links in Resources.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=5757&file=15&evp=fb0a8fee133295405b5af3205e8d2424

Insert your USB stick into the computer. Run HP USB Format Tool. Select your USB stick and then choose the FAT or FAT32 format options. Click "Start."


Extract the files from the GParted Live zip file. Select the USB stick as the destination.


Open a file browser and navigate to the USB stick. Select "utils" > "win32" > "makeboot.bat." Double click on "makeboot.bat." Enter "Y" when prompted.


Power off your computer leaving the USB stick inserted.


Connect your portable hard drive to another USB port.

Power on the computer and quickly press "F8" through "F12" to access your boot menu.


Check your computer or motherboard manual for the exact keystroke.

Select the USB stick as your boot source and press "Enter." Allow the Gparted GUI to start.


Select the external portable hard disk drive. Click "Partition" on the menu bar.

Hover over "Format to" and select "NTSF."


If you are unable to create or format the partition, select delete partition.

This will erase all data on the external hard drive. Confirm partition deletion. Select the external drive again. Click "Partition" and hover over "Format to" then select "NTSF."


Select the external hard disk drive again. Click "Partition" on the menu bar and then "Manage Flags." Check the box next to "Boot." Save and apply changes to the drive.

Power off your computer and remove the USB stick.


Install the OS


Insert or plug your OS installer, usually a DVD, CD or USB thumb drive, into the computer. Power on the computer and access the boot manager again.


Select the source containing your OS installer and press "Enter."

Enter your personalization and registration information if required.


When prompted, specify the portable hard drive as the install directory.

Begin the installation normally.


Restart the computer when prompted and access the boot menu again. Select the external hard drive as your boot source and press "Enter" to ensure the installation succeeded.


Use this process to boot from your portable drive on any computer.


hope this helps



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Bios and increased use of laptop


press windows button and in the search type msconfig go to startup tab and uncheck those you dont want to start.


scroll to the bottom toolbar bottom of screen right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer and ticking over you might have a virus


if you see something running that you does not need to be running select end now then you might you might uninstall that particular program


and some unnecessary programs


you should also check leads from motherboard to hard drive for secure dust free connections


click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now


click start tick in both boxes this will schedule to on restart

do not have any input while chkdsk utility is in progress any might damage your computer


also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use

http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/


then defragment your hard drive


adding more ram is the best way of speeding up a computer

If you're not sure if a module is right for your system use the


Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules


you should always ask for a guarantee on compatibility before purchasing any ram and buy working pairs if possible

you might have to many programs running at the same time putting to much strain on the CPU


try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs


This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.


Delete the files using Disk Cleanup

If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup. It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.





Open Disk Cleanup by clicking the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking System Tools, and then clicking Disk Cleanup.


In the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, choose whether you want to clean up your own files only or all of the files on the computer.


If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.


If the Disk Cleanup: Drive Selection dialog box appears, select the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.


Click the Disk Cleanup tab, and then select the check boxes for the files you want to delete.

When you finish selecting the files you want to delete, click OK, and then click Delete files to confirm the operation. Disk Cleanup proceeds to remove all unnecessary files from your computer.

This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have.


Delete the files using Disk Cleanup

If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup. It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.


Watch the demo (1:00)



Open Disk Cleanup by clicking the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking System Tools, and then clicking Disk Cleanup.


In the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, choose whether you want to clean up your own files only or all of the files on the computer.


If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.


If the Disk Cleanup: Drive Selection dialog box appears, select the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.


Click the Disk Cleanup tab, and then select the check boxes for the files you want to delete.

When you finish selecting the files you want to delete, click OK, and then click Delete files to confirm the operation. Disk Cleanup proceeds to remove all unnecessary files from your computer.



this should speed up your computer


hope this helps

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How to boot my laptop into usb drive


You have not specified your operating system. However I will explain how to do it with windows 7. First you have to create a bootable flash drive. Do it as follows
Format USB flash drive to NTFS format(For Win XP only. Vista users can directly format the USB drive to NTFS format) In your Windows, go to Control panel -> system -> hardware -> Device manager.
Under the disk drives section, right click on the USB storage drive and select Properties.
device-properties.pngGo to the Policies tab, select optimize for performance. Click OK.
device-policy.pngOpen your Windows Explorer, you should see the USB storage drive in the inventory. Right click and select Format. Select NTFS from the drop down bar. Click Start.
format-ntfs.pngFor Windows XP,
Download MBRWizard. Extract the zipped files to your desktop.
Open a command prompt (Start -> Program -> Accessories -> Command Prompt).

cd Desktop/MBRWiz2.0/
MBRWiz /list
Record the USB flash drive disk number
mbrwiz-list.pngMake the USB drive active.

mbrwiz /disk=X /active=1
For Windows Vista,
On the Start menu, navigate to the command prompt entry. Right-click and select Run as administrator.
vista-command-prompt.pngType

diskpart
list disk
Record the disk number of your USB flash drive.
vista-diskpart.pngSelect the USB disk.

select disk X (X is the drive number of the USB flash drive)
List the current partition. Record the partition number.

list partition
Select the current partition and make it active.

select partition Y (Y is the partition number of the USB flash drive)
active
list-partition-vista.png Creating bootable USB flash driveDownload Windows 7 iso (32-bit) file to your desktop (The download link is no longer valid).
Download and install WinRAR.
Right-click on the Windows 7 iso file and select Extract files. Extract the files to a folder (you can name the folder any name you want, but for illustration purpose, I name it win-7) in your desktop.
extract-win-7.pngIn your command prompt, cd to the windows 7 folder.

cd Desktop/win-7 (Change the destination to the folder that you have extracted)
cd boot
bootsect /nt60 X: (X is the drive latter of your USB drive )
bootsect-success.pngNow, copy all the files from the Windows 7 folder to the USB flash drive.
Reboot the computer. Remember to change the first boot device to your USB drive in the BIOS.
You should be able to install Windows 7 from your USB flash drive now.

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