Solved My flash drive is not recognized in Win 2000.

October 28, 2018 at 13:42:08
Specs: Windows 2000
It shows up as a removable disc in the F: drive, but the volume label is blank and the file system is unknown. I'm running Win 2000 on a desktop PC, but the flash drive opens in my notebook running Win 7. Any suggestions?

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#1
October 28, 2018 at 14:30:16
perhaps windows 2000 is to old

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October 28, 2018 at 14:40:36
Windows 2000 is not too old for flash drives (support was native). What is the brand/size drive you're trying to access?

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October 29, 2018 at 13:11:43
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Many flash drives are now formatted with an exFAT file system. Windows 2000 cannot read this format, Windows 7 can.

On your Windows 7 computer, go into Windows Explorer and right click on the drive, click on Properties and look at the file system type.

If it is an exFAT partition, you will need to re-format it to FAT32 or NTFS for both computers to read it.

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#4
November 12, 2018 at 16:21:44
It's a FAT32 format. PNY 32 GB flashdrive. Is there another workaround I can try? Thanks.

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