DOS won't recognize USB

Toshiba / 2.0
June 9, 2010 at 13:24:25
Specs: Windows XP
why won't DOS recognize the drive my USB flash drive is in? I need to copy a file off it to a directory in windows

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June 9, 2010 at 14:54:50
Do you mean the windows command prompt. THERE IS NO DOS IN WINDOWS XP.

Why not just use Windows Explorer. Copy and paste is so much easier than typing out a command line.

Unless you really are using DOS then in which case it will never work. DOS precedes USB by about fifteen years,


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June 9, 2010 at 18:59:15
Why not use explorer in windows to copy the files?

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June 9, 2010 at 19:09:21
If you're trying to do this in XP command prompt, well it will use the same drive letter for the USB drive as XP itself does. But then if you're running XP why do you need to do it from command prompt?

If you're actually using dos you should post back what version you have. Anyway, you can try what the poster in this thread advises:

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