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Posts Tagged ‘flash drive’



James just upgraded to Windows 7 and he wants to know if there’s an easier way to save documents and files to flash drives. Continue reading

Can I Download eMagazines To A Flash Drive?

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Nellie wants to know if she can download our eMagazines to a flash drive and if that could cause any problems. Continue reading

Where Can I Copy My Pictures?

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Jacki has a lot of pictures to back up and she wants to know what her options are for storing them. Continue reading

I’ve Got A Flash Drive, Now What?

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Lee isn’t too sure what to do with a flash drive. In this quick tip, we’ve got answers to his questions. Continue reading

What Do I Do With a Flash Drive?

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Questions: A lot of your articles for backing up files or moving files around say to use a flash drive, but you don’t explain how to use it. My son wanted some photos from my computer and said that I should copy them to flash drive and just send it to him. I bought one at the store, but it doesn’t have any instructions. What do you do with a flash drive? Continue reading

Continuing Your Backup

Monday, May 27th, 2013

When you do a backup, what information is backed up? Does it pick up where it left off, or does it simply back everything up? And how do you know when your destination drive is full? Continue reading

Flash Drive: How To Format/Erase Everything

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Don from New Mexico writes: How do I delete all the information off a flash drive, so that I can put new information on it? Answer: Formatting a flash drive will wipe all the information off of the drive. Start by inserting the flash drive into… Continue reading

I use a flash drive to back up all my data and I leave it plugged in all the time. Does leaving it plugged in all the time wear it out quicker, or should I be plugging it in only when I need to copy something to it? This is great question, especially since we’ve all been conditioned from the days of mechanical hard drives that the longer a mechanical device is running, the shorter its remaining lifespan is. Continue reading

Many flash drives come pre-loaded with a small amount of software. Is it safe to delete this if you plan to use the flash drive only for storage? That really depends on the kind of software on the flash drive. Continue reading

Is Defrag Needed On USB Flash Drives?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

I’ve got tons of those USB flash drives, should I defrag them? Read this article to find out if you’re doing more harm then good. Continue reading

Ever wonder why your 32GB Flash Drive doesn’t show as 32GB? Read this article to find out why. Continue reading

Fixing an 8GB USB Flash Drive

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Find out how to fix USB memory drives that no longer work after your computer is shut down unexpectedly or the device is removed improperly. Continue reading

How to Format a Flash Drive

Monday, August 15th, 2011

How do you format a flash drive? The same way as any other drive. It’s easy, so follow along! Continue reading

How to Format a Flash Drive

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Learn how to format a flash drive quickly and easily with this step by step tutorial for Windows PCs. Continue reading

Flash Drive Lifespan

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

I’m afraid there’s no easy answer to this question. The truth is that despite all the protections and features of a modern USB flash drive, it will wear out eventually. Continue reading

Is formatting a flash drive different than defragging the drive? I generally format the flash drive when I want to clean everything off after having transferred it, I also format my camera card after downloading the pictures. Am I causing too much wear on the cards?

Formats, Defrags, and Flash Drive Death!

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