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cocacola.0000

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I have a 32GB flash drive. all computers recognize it and show a drive for it. It has been formatted(FAT32) a couple of times to tackle the issue.
when files are copied on the root directory of the flash drive, they are retained. when a directory with files are copied, and the flash dive is unplugged, the either all files within the directory are lost and a blank directory remains.
Or the whole of the directory disappears. one to notice is that after copying the files, when i click on the flash-drive in windows explorer, i can see them. when unplugged and replugged again on the same or different computer, they are gone.
Please advise.
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are you waiting long enough to copy the directory to USB, before unplugging it? Are you using the little icon on the taskbat to Safely remove USB?
The directories are always appearing when copied right away on a drive, but the process of writing all files into it, does take timee.
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I have used "Safely Remove USB" - but havent tried the waiting for some time to copy. Again, files at the root level get copied, even if i unplug the usb immediately after the copy. i shall try to wait for some time after i copy a directory to my flash drive, before unplugging it.
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