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

Posted by gma_j (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 26, 13 at 21:49

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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RE: Wondering why I can't transfer a picture file to usb flash dr

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?

RE: Wondering why I can't transfer a picture file to usb flash dr

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.

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