Solved Pictures saved on USB disappearing after it's unplugged?

September 8, 2017 at 07:50:42
Specs: iPhone
I'm trying to create some storage on my phone by transferring my pictures to a 64gb USB stick I have. There doesn't seem to be an easy way to do it from iPhone to PC so I saved all my pictures to a Facebook album then accessed Facebook on my laptop and downloaded the album to my USB stick. After the download was done I checked and all the pictures were there but next time I plugged in the USB stick all the pictures were gone. I ejected the device properly before taking it out of the laptop and I have tried again with the same result, does anyone know why this is happening?

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September 8, 2017 at 11:05:54
ah understood... Helps to occasionally have a look-see at what's on a drive that isn't needed. Also run disk cleaner as that will get rid of a lot junk. ccleaner is equally effective and also gets rid of some types malware/pestware

It is often that one doesn't know just what's lurking on the system; much of which clutters a system, cases assorted problems... These are some of the regularly advised (and safe to use and free) utilities I suggest you run

Run them in this order:

Adwcleaner

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/do...

Malwarebytes

http://filehippo.com/download_malwa...

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/do...

Installs to the desktop, from you run it. It will open into a small dis style window; follow instructions therein. It will reboot the system as part of its process.

Also run ccleaner which will do much that diskcleanup does and some of the same as the above utilities.

http://filehippo.com/fr/download_cc...



#1
September 8, 2017 at 08:38:46
Are you saving them first to your laptop; then copying to a usb-stick? That's the way I would go abut it, and then you have the pics in a more safe/secure location - and not just on a usb-stick (which devices can malfunction and/or fail at any time.

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September 8, 2017 at 08:58:23
I hadn't been as my laptop memory is terrible. The USB drive has other older pictures stored on it that seem fine and don't disappear when unplugged so I don't know if the problem is with the memory stick or the pictures. Thanks for the suggestion though! I will find another place to save them to as well.

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September 8, 2017 at 10:20:19
Anything important - and photos are high on that list - save to DVD at least; as well as the local hard drive. Ideally to an external hard drive too. Even better - two sets of DVD regardless of whether or not you have a a (n external) hard drive copy as well.

Are you sure you're actually download the images and not merely seeming to or even saving a link to them?

What do you mean
by ..."my laptop memory is terrible"?an


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#4
September 8, 2017 at 10:42:00
Thank you for replying! After a bit more investigation I've deduced that it's a faulty memory stick - the photos are definitely saved as the photos not a link to the photos or otherwise. I've got the photos backed up but wanted them on a USB as well but will be investing in a new one and an external hard drive! I meant that the storage space on my laptop is terrible, it fills up really fast.

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September 8, 2017 at 11:05:54
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ah understood... Helps to occasionally have a look-see at what's on a drive that isn't needed. Also run disk cleaner as that will get rid of a lot junk. ccleaner is equally effective and also gets rid of some types malware/pestware

It is often that one doesn't know just what's lurking on the system; much of which clutters a system, cases assorted problems... These are some of the regularly advised (and safe to use and free) utilities I suggest you run

Run them in this order:

Adwcleaner

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/do...

Malwarebytes

http://filehippo.com/download_malwa...

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/do...

Installs to the desktop, from you run it. It will open into a small dis style window; follow instructions therein. It will reboot the system as part of its process.

Also run ccleaner which will do much that diskcleanup does and some of the same as the above utilities.

http://filehippo.com/fr/download_cc...


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September 8, 2017 at 12:47:42
Thanks very much for your help, I will give one of those a try!

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#7
September 9, 2017 at 16:08:20
If any of the first three find something run the other two as well.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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