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256mb external storage device

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by yzeone, May 22, 2004.

  1. yzeone

    yzeone Member

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    i bought a 256mb usb storage drive at first i could send files to it and use but now i have no functionality left...wanot allow me to make folders or send new files or anything it says error creating file please help me
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like the device is ... full?
     
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    no the device is not full..it will allow acess to files already on it but nothing new can be added folders/files etc.
     
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    Did you completely format the device?
     
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    whaddya mean format? do i have to? if i do it now will the files already stored on it be lost?
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Ya i'd say its about time for a complete format of that thing :) and yes formatting destroys the files so make a backup of them -- you might want to do a chkdsk of the thing too before that since incorrect freespace is a common sympton of a minor failure :)
     

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