Solved i cant get my usb flash drive to wor

May 26, 2015 at 14:10:38
Specs: Windows Vista
i plgged my usb flash drive into my comuter but nothing happens what can i do it has all the picturs of my mom on them and she is deceased now please help

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May 26, 2015 at 14:50:27
Sometimes they do just fail, which is why backups are important.

When it's plugged in can you see it as a drive in "Computer"?

Try it on another computer and see if it works there. If it doesn't you could try this on it:

Best stick to one post - this one.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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May 26, 2015 at 16:14:04
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Whatever you do - do NOT try writing to it... As Derek suggests try it another computer; and see if it shows up as a device/drive in windows Explorer or MyComputer...

Also try it in more than one usb port on the computer(s) as occasionally one port may not respond to the device being there.

Whenever you wish to remove a usb flash drive... use the eject usb device route (bottom right hand corner); or right click on it and "eject it" in /windows Explorer etc.. Never simply pull it out of the usb socket as that frequently can cause the drive to crash (and you lose the contents.

Hopefully when you do regain access to it... immediately copy the contents to a DVD; and make two copies... DVD is much better for long term storage than any flash drive. The latter are meant really for short term storage and porting data about in a small convenient form. If you have an external hard drive too - then copy them there as well... Label your DVDs and store in a safe place...

What make and model computer do you have?

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May 26, 2015 at 20:48:29
As already mentioned, try it on another computer. Occasionally someone will post saying their USB drive will work on one computer but not another. I always figured they didn't know what they were doing but then I had a drive that did the same thing. My XP computer saw an older, smaller capacity flash drive but a windows 7 computer didn't see it. I never figured out why and every other (newer) flash drive worked fine in both.

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May 27, 2015 at 05:20:36
Look for the USB drive in Disk Management. If you see a listing for it there, post all the information listed for that drive.

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