NTFS formatting Lexar 16GB Jumpdrive

Lexar 16g jumpdrive ve
December 10, 2009 at 08:39:25
Specs: Windows Vista
Anybody know how to format Lexar 16g Jumpdrive flash drive for NTFS ?

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#1
December 10, 2009 at 12:56:25
http://www.online-tech-tips.com/com...

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
December 12, 2009 at 01:54:58
Hi, Thanks for that. It was really helpful as I know I wouldn't have been able to do it otherwise.

Now my computer is telling me that the Lexar flash drive is not a valid backup location, and I can't find out why, or what to do about it. I have backed up my files but not the entire computer. I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 with Vista Business. Any ideas?


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#3
December 14, 2009 at 12:52:07
OH my. If you formatted it then the data is lost.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#4
December 15, 2009 at 02:05:00
Hi again,

Sorry to be a pain, but data is lost from where? All I want to do is do a backup of my laptop. It wouldn't let me do it on DVDs, so I got a 16 gb usb and hoped it would just do an automatic backup. So, what am I doing wrong?


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#5
December 15, 2009 at 08:45:01
automatic backup? You could do that if you had third party software and had configured it to do so.

Can you access the usb stick? Does it show in My Computer?

If so then you want to start NTBACKUP, select the c: drive and system state then under location browse to the usb drive letter, give the backup a file name then click start.


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#6
December 15, 2009 at 10:36:20
OK. Let me start from the beginning!

I go to 'Back up and restore centre' where I can either backup my files or my computer. I want to backup my computer. Then it finds the f: lexar usb, but tells me it is not a valid location.

And can you tell me where I find NTBACKUP?

I appreciate any help you can give me.



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#7
December 16, 2009 at 11:19:36
My Apologies. I have to remember what forum I am in.

Backup and Restore is the correct place to be. Can you go to your f: ? Can you save a file to f:?

If you go to start / computer and look at your c: drive what is the size of used space?


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#8
December 17, 2009 at 01:09:14
Hi,

Yes, I have saved a document file to the f: usb Lexar flashdrive.

And my OS(C) drive has 40.8 gb of used space and 58.8 gb of free space.

What's next? - and thanks loads!


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#9
December 17, 2009 at 08:51:35
40.8 gb

You can't fit 40 gig into 16gig which is why backup fails. Consider only backing up important data files.

Also be aware that jump drives/usb sticks are transfer media. They are not storage media. In other words, they can die at any moment unlike a DVD or tape which are storage media.


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#10
December 18, 2009 at 02:15:54
Thanks for all your time. I had sort of worked that out, but thanks anyway.

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#11
December 18, 2009 at 04:06:57
So, my next step is to reduce the used space on my C: drive - yes? I've cleaned it up and defragmented it and I've also resized the shadow copy to 5GB (Is this OK?), so now it is down to 28.8 GB of used space. So is my next step to delete unwanted program files? And if so, how do I tell which program files I can delete? I don't store any music or videos, just photos, so 28 GB seems enormous!


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