issue copying files from PC to 64GB USB stick

October 18, 2010 at 05:20:47
Specs: Windows XP
Hi there,

I am trying to back up a load of photo and music files from my computer (windows XP) to a pendrive (sony 64gb). Half of the photos have uploaded and are perfect, the rest show the file but have no content. When i tried to re-try with specific files it shows that its copying the files over but then when its finished the photos are either only listed as a file, but no picture available or there is nothing at all. I'm really not sure what to do as no error has flashed up but there is obviously something wrong! Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you :o)


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#1
October 18, 2010 at 05:43:38
First check the USB drive for errors.

explorer > right click > propertirs ? tools

Maybe slightly different in XP; but you get the idea.

I had similar probs with a funky USB cable and hub.


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#2
October 22, 2010 at 05:31:39
thanks for your reply- i did go through this and did a scan- it took a while but it didnt come up with anything other than the scan was finished. no change to the problem... do you know what else i could try? Many thanks.

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#3
October 23, 2010 at 15:19:39
The only thing i can suggest is find out if its the memory stick or the photos/music files that are the problem, try a differennt memory stick and move one of the files thats not moving properly with your 64gb memory stick (i got to say thats a big gb memory stick there) then at least youll know which is to blame, you could always try formatting your memory stick but this will erase all thats on it, im not sure this problem might have to do with the type of 'format' you stick has fat 32 or ntfs as i know fat 32 will only copy about 5gb of video at a time.

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#4
October 23, 2010 at 18:12:37
why not just burn the files to a CD or DVD? Memory sticks go bad for no reason at all at the best of times.

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#5
October 25, 2010 at 07:36:56
Thank you Andy G- it was the format. Had been set up to fat32. Have managed to sort that now. Thank you all for your input! :o)

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#6
October 25, 2010 at 07:44:11
I have an 8GB sandisk cruizer and after a couple of reformats it died within a year...I didn't use it too much, it just seemed that it had to keep getting reformatted, that's why I suggest DVDR or CDR.

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