Wondering why I can't transfer a picture file to usb flash drive

gma_jJune 26, 2013

I have Windows 7 and have a picture file I wanted to transfer to a usb flash drive to give to a friend. I have never used a flash drive - I just plugged it in to a USB port and it says it wasn't recognized. I tried it a couple of times with the same result. Anyone here that can help me on this? Thank you

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You should just be able to plug it in to a USB port and it should be recognized with a drive letter. The problem you are having could be a defective flash drive or it could be improperly formatted. Is this a new drive? Where did you get it?

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 10:20PM
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The fact the computer said it was not recognised shows the computer is aware 'something' had been attached. As Kudzu notes, it may be defective. You could ask a family member or friend to try it in another computer to confirm that.

You could burn the photos to a CD to give away if you do not want to buy another flash drive.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 6:16AM
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