Solved copy problem in window xp

August 14, 2013 at 07:20:28
Specs: Windows XP
sir when i am copying any file from my pc to any memory card the data gets lost after unplugging the card.

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August 14, 2013 at 07:37:52
Hi saurabh456,

Let us know if the data get lost from the computer or the memory card.

Please format the card and then try to copy the data.

Also, try the card on another computer and check if it works properly. This will help us isolate the issue.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S

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August 14, 2013 at 09:03:32
Did you use the "Safely Remove Hardware Function" before unplugging the device?

You can do this by tight clicking on the device in Windows Explorer and selecting ''Eject'

This will finalise all the files and folders and clear the write buffer to the device.


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August 14, 2013 at 09:51:46
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To continue on with Stuart's post, when you copy something to a flash drive, you see the animation of the files transferring and then you think the copy is done when the animation ends, but it's not. What actually happens is that the files get passed to the Write Cache, which then slowly copies the files to the flash drive. When you use the "Safely remove hardware" function, you're getting confirmation that the write cache is cleared because it completed its function.

The reason the write cache exists is to increase performance of computer and data use while the transfer occurs, and it also extends the lifespan of the flash drive because potentially less write and overwrite (delete) functions occur. Flash memory has a finite number of write cycles before it wears out.

You can, however, disable write caching in Windows XP by opening up the Properties window of the flash drive, go to the Policies tab, then toggle from "better performance" (write caching on) to "quick removal" (write caching off). As the adjacent text says, with write caching off, you don't need to use the "Safely remove hardware" function before removing your flash drive. Just ensure any changes to data on your flash drive (save, copy, delete, etc.) are done before removing.

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.

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August 14, 2013 at 10:01:43
Some advice for all: I use to get annoyed copy client files back to their hard drives after a recovery or similar. If Windows hits a file it does not like, the whole copy process stops and you have to figure out what copied and what didn't, needless to say, the larger the data the bigger the problem. I now use "Tera Copy", it will copy your files and if one does not/cannot copy it notes the file and carries on copying. After it copies, it shows a log of what did and did not copy! It is free, works across networks and I have had no problems with it. Tera copy.


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August 14, 2013 at 11:56:29
Copy one small picture file onto the memory card. Wait at least one minute to allow time for this to have taken place. Leave the memory card in place then go to it in "My Computer". See if the picture file has arrived, if so unplug the flash drive then plug it in again a few seconds later. Is the file still visible on the memory card in "My Computer"?

I am wondering if you are not looking in the right place or that you are looking into the memory card when it has been removed. If the above works then the copy has definitely taken place, so let us know exactly the process you were using step by step and where you are looking and finding that the data has got lost?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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