What format was the flash drive and What access rights were used on the files?
Also what distribution of Linux?
The flash drive was orginally formatted fat32 on the freespire version of linux 2009. But when I put the drive into my XP computer the drive was recognized but wasnt able to read so I formated it again to ntfs and thats where it started showing only 3 gigs. the files are my documents I had on that computer