why I can't view 8 gb flash drive on xp?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by nick_martin, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. nick_martin

    nick_martin MDL Novice

    Aug 22, 2010
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    Xp recognizes the flash drive, but when I tried to open the flash drive, it wouldn't open in the explorer. the flash drive works fine on win 7 computer.
     
  2. Deb_Rider

    Deb_Rider MDL Senior Member

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    try it...
    make back up of all the important files anywhere,where the drive is working...
    fomat that flash drive in ur xp,where the drive is not working....
     
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  3. nick_martin

    nick_martin MDL Novice

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    I don't know how to explain this. I right click on the flash drive, click "explore", I can see the files and folders now. I didn't change anything.
     
  4. CRA2YHAVOK

    CRA2YHAVOK MDL Senior Member

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    Yeah I've had the exact same problem where I work on a couple of our flash drives using XP ???

    I could only access the device's if I did what you've just did I.E. Right Click > Explore.