From: BrianAlex on 14 Jul 2010 13:14
On Jul 14, 8:51 am, Bill <jw.helb...(a)verizon.net> wrote:
> I returned the old FD to the vendor and he gave me a new one,
> formatted with FAT32, and I was able to transfer ALL of my desired
> files! I have to assume that the old one was just defective. Thanks
> for all the help!
> On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:33:38 +0100, Peter
> <pete.ivesAll_stR...(a)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> >In article <46644fef-3323-4ce3-a9be-
> >b1e936e78...(a)b35g2000yqi.googlegroups.com>, Brianori...(a)hotmail.com
> >> On Jun 30, 7:10 am, Bill <jw.helb...(a)verizon.net> wrote:
> >> > I'm new to FD's, but I was following instructions outlined inhttp://www.ehow.com/how_2006214_format-flash-drive.html !
> >> > Please explain.
> >> > Bill
> >> > On Tue, 29 Jun 2010 21:01:37 -0700 (PDT), russg
> >> > <russg...(a)sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >> > >You shouldn't format a flash drive.- Hide quoted text -
> >> > - Show quoted text -
> >> What I noticed right away in you instructional ref. is this info;
> >> "
> >> Avoid formatting the flash drive unless you absolutely need to do so.
> >> You may render the flash drive useless if you are unable to format it
> >> due to technical problems. Troubleshooting a bad format is difficult.
> >> Common problems in the flash drives can be amended by running the
> >> firmware utility "PL2315Config.exe" located in Windows OS of your PC.
> >What is this utility? And does anyone actually have it? It's not in my
> >Windows O/S and can't seem to find it as a download either. A couple of
> >bogus download sites. Nothing genuine so far.- Hide quoted text -
> - Show quoted text -
Incidentally,you can also format a flash to NTFS and then encrypt the
info,restrict access, compress the data and even creat partisions
according to this article; http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/format-usb-ntfs/