Bad USB Flash Drive.....What to Do ?

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    Hi Guys, I bought a USB Flash Pen Drive from Best Buy,
    a generic Geek Squad one 4 GB, and it is acting all weird.
    When i try to upload files to it, it says Error, files already exist !
    It keeps giving me errors! I have tried to reformat the disk
    in Disk Utility as FAT 32, and that didn't help.....

    Does anyone know how to troubleshoot these issues ?

    Thanks!
     
  2. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Anyone had issues with bad USB flash pen drives ?
     
  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Would it help to Reformat the drive to FAT16 ?
     
  4. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    Might be something wrong with the flash drive itself, try getting a replacement.
     
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  6. maflynn Moderator

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    I wouldn't put too much effort in tying to fix/figure it out. Instead, just return it and get one that works.
     
  7. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    If just bought, take it back. They can test it themselves, and if its bad, replace it.
     
  8. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I ended up reformating the USB thumb drive to Mac Journaled.
    It works fine on my Mac like this.

    But now it won't work on Windows......doesn't matter though..
     

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