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Anonymous
September 11, 2005 8:20:02 AM

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I have a problem with my USB flash Sony Microvalult 1GB capacity, I copy data
on it successfuly after that I uplug it safely as usual, when I plug it again
into whether the same PC or anonther one I can't copy back my data, the
folders which I copied in the previuos times exist, but when open the folders
I don't find my files I find instead a bunch of folders maybe 17 or 19 and
all folser share the same name "000000000.0000" I have a back up copy for my
data, but the question is "how can I fix this problem and is there any tool
or utiliy to fix it? and how can I avoid this disasterous problem? coz my
flash now is unreliable"
any useful hint will be highly appreciated, thanks a lot.

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Anonymous
September 11, 2005 12:54:52 PM

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"M. Ameer Zanabili" <MAmeerZanabili@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
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>I have a problem with my USB flash Sony Microvalult 1GB capacity, I copy
>data
> on it successfuly after that I uplug it safely as usual, when I plug it
> again
> into whether the same PC or anonther one I can't copy back my data, the
> folders which I copied in the previuos times exist, but when open the
> folders
> I don't find my files I find instead a bunch of folders maybe 17 or 19 and
> all folser share the same name "000000000.0000" I have a back up copy for
> my
> data, but the question is "how can I fix this problem and is there any
> tool
> or utiliy to fix it? and how can I avoid this disasterous problem? coz my
> flash now is unreliable"
> any useful hint will be highly appreciated, thanks a lot.

Are you stopping the USB flash before removal, using the Safely Remove
Hardware Icon in the System Tray?

Bobby
September 11, 2005 6:24:25 PM

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"M. Ameer Zanabili" <MAmeerZanabili@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:C32200F1-00D9-4263-8289-A317BBF65CD9@microsoft.com...
> I have a problem with my USB flash Sony Microvalult 1GB capacity, I copy
data
> on it successfuly after that I uplug it safely as usual, when I plug it
again
> into whether the same PC or anonther one I can't copy back my data, the
> folders which I copied in the previuos times exist, but when open the
folders
> I don't find my files I find instead a bunch of folders maybe 17 or 19 and
> all folser share the same name "000000000.0000" I have a back up copy for
my
> data, but the question is "how can I fix this problem and is there any
tool
> or utiliy to fix it? and how can I avoid this disasterous problem? coz my
> flash now is unreliable"
> any useful hint will be highly appreciated, thanks a lot.
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Anonymous
September 12, 2005 12:00:00 AM

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I suggest copy all your data somewhere on the hard disk and reformat the USB Flash drive to make sure there isn't anything like spyware on it to stop you from copying new data.

Hope this proves useful and let us know if it worked.

Regards,





M. Ameer Zanabili wrote:
>
> I have a problem with my USB flash Sony Microvalult 1GB capacity, I copy data
> on it successfuly after that I uplug it safely as usual, when I plug it again
> into whether the same PC or anonther one I can't copy back my data, the
> folders which I copied in the previuos times exist, but when open the folders
> I don't find my files I find instead a bunch of folders maybe 17 or 19 and
> all folser share the same name "000000000.0000" I have a back up copy for my
> data, but the question is "how can I fix this problem and is there any tool
> or utiliy to fix it? and how can I avoid this disasterous problem? coz my
> flash now is unreliable"
> any useful hint will be highly appreciated, thanks a lot.
Anonymous
September 12, 2005 12:00:01 AM

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thank you very much, Ireally appreciate your reply and I did that, (copied
the date, reformat the USB flash, then recopied the files again), but it's
not such a problem, the problem is that the USB keeps on making that mistake
again and again.
the USB now is unreliable.
Is there any way to fix and get it back as a good one??

thanks again


"JAY TANNA" wrote:

> I suggest copy all your data somewhere on the hard disk and reformat the USB Flash drive to make sure there isn't anything like spyware on it to stop you from copying new data.
>
> Hope this proves useful and let us know if it worked.
>
> Regards,
Anonymous
September 12, 2005 12:00:02 AM

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Are your Stopping the USB device before removing it?

If you have delayed writes set to on (the default in Windows), and you
remove a USB device without stopping it, it can cause the *exact* problem
you are having.

You must stop any USB device prior to removal using the Safely Remove
Hardware icon in the system tray.

Bobby

"M. Ameer Zanabili" <MAmeerZanabili@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:9CEECCC5-654F-434A-9FCE-DCBB2BB3F16C@microsoft.com...
> thank you very much, Ireally appreciate your reply and I did that, (copied
> the date, reformat the USB flash, then recopied the files again), but it's
> not such a problem, the problem is that the USB keeps on making that
> mistake
> again and again.
> the USB now is unreliable.
> Is there any way to fix and get it back as a good one??
>
> thanks again
>
>
> "JAY TANNA" wrote:
>
>> I suggest copy all your data somewhere on the hard disk and reformat the
>> USB Flash drive to make sure there isn't anything like spyware on it to
>> stop you from copying new data.
>>
>> Hope this proves useful and let us know if it worked.
>>
>> Regards,
!