Jump drive won't allow me to erase the contents of Memorex product
I have a jump drive but I can't erase the contents and I can't add to it. I have a Macintosh Mac Mini computer. At one time I was able to add to it but it won't work now and I don't have it loaded to capacity
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You didn't mention the manufacturer on your 16GB stick, but that should not be a problem using it. The price on 16GB USB drives has fallen dramatically in recent weeks, so you will see more of them in use.
If you plug the USB drive into one of your computer's free USB ports, it should be recognized by your computer and assigned a drive letter in Windows. This means if you view the contents of your hard drive using Windows File Explorer, you should see another drive representing the 16GB USB thumb drive in the list of disks.
If you click on that drive you will see its contents (if any). Some drives come with software pre-loaded on them which you may be able to use to encrypt the contents of the thumb drive.
In all other respects, the USB drive will function like any other disk drive, allowing you to move or copy files back and forth between your main hard drive and the USB drive.
Be careful to 'unmount' the USB drive before you remove it from the USB port. Often there will be a flashing LED light on the drive which indicates that data is being written to the USB drive. If you remove the drive while the light is blinking, you may damage the file system on the USB drive and make reading its data impossible.
To eject the drive properly using Windows File Explorer, click on your main hard drive (usually C:) to select it, then RIGHT-CLICK on the drive you want to eject. A menu will come up, and you should click 'Eject' to close out the USB drive. You will get a confirmation message window that it is safe to remove the drive.
Could be that you accidiently erased the contents in which they can be un-erased. Try using Norton's Unerase or Norton's File Recovery Unerase. I haven't tried Norton's with a jump drive myself, but it's free and they can be downloaded at: http://norton.brothersoft.com/norton-unerase.html
or may be a defective jump drive cause by a static spike (or whatever) in which case the data is probably gone.
Well all DVD+R mean that when you finish copying files to the disk, the disk will lock itself and not allow any more files to be burned onto that DVD. The reason why you can'f fit your movie onto the disk is because the movie file may be bigger than the amount the DVD disk can hold. Just because the time of the movie is less than what the DVD can hold, doesn't mean its going to fit. Take for example a Blue ray movie, it may only be 120 minutes long but the file of the movie can be over 2 GB of space.
You must finalize the DVD on the Toshiba before it can be read on any other DVD player. Before finalization, it is possible to still add content to the DVD using the Toshiba but afterwards it will not be possible.
There is a problem with these where putting files directly on the root folder of the drive only allows X amount of files. Open the Cruzer from My Computer and create a new folder. Try dropping the Word file into that new folder and all should be well.
Hope this helps. Look forward to hearing back from you soon!
I tried setting up a new folder and transfering the files, this did not work either so I just purchased a new Jump drive. I had plenty of space remaining on the Lexar, however, my time was worth more than the cost of a new drive. I'll keep looking for "free solutions" to my problem and if I find the answer, I'll respond.