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My USB Flash Drives are Shrinking!

USB Flash Drive Shrinking Help

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josiah13

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Hey there,

 

I am facing  a very puzzling situation: my 8 gig USB flash and 8 GB SD card have shrunk to about 1.86 gig WHEN EMPTY. They have been shrinking for a while, and I have tried reformatting then all multiple times, and if I add info and then delete it, the size shrinks about the size of the info deleted. If anyone has any idea how to fix this, please let me know!

 

Thanks in advance! :geek:


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zep516

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Hello josiah13,

Try to format it using HP format tools -

http://www.softpedia...rmat-Tool.shtml

Thanks
Joe :)
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Hello josiah13,

Try to format it using HP format tools -

http://www.softpedia...rmat-Tool.shtml

Thanks
Joe :)

But when I try to run it, it says "Permission Denied" I am on the Admin account, so this has never happened before. What to do?

 

Thanks!


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What operating system are you using? If it's Windows 7 or Vista can you right click and run it "As Administrator" and see if that helps you.

Joe
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What operating system are you using? If it's Windows 7 or Vista can you right click and run it "As Administrator" and see if that helps you.

Joe

It worked! Thanks Joe!


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Hello josiah13,

Awesome, that makes my weekend all the better.

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