After Windows 7/8.1/10 changes drive letters for USB flash drives backups fail

Follow Us Backups fail after Windows 7/8.1/10 changes drive letters for USB flash drives Often backups fail if Windows changes the drive letter of a USB flash drive that was used to create the backup. This makes subsequent backups fail. If you use USB flash drives to store backups, you might have discovered that Windows…

My USB flash drive/memory stick won’t work on my Windows 7 PC but does work on Windows XP and Windows Vista PCs

Follow Us PROBLEM: My 8GB USB flash drive works as it should on a Windows XP and a Windows Vista PC and on a Windows 7 laptop, but won’t work on my Windows 7 desktop PC. It does not report a problem and reads other flash drives, such as earlier, lower-capacity models I have. I…

USB power problems: Self-powered devices and hubs and devices and hubs powered via a USB cable connected to the computer

Follow Us A USB cable provides a data transfer connection and provides power to the device. USB devices are either powered via the USB cable that connects them directly to the PC or laptop, such as wired or wireless mice and keyboards, flash drives, cameras, mobile phones, etc., or by an independent power supply supplied…

How to recover USB flash drives and devices that become stuck in read-only, write-protected mode

Follow Us PROBLEM: Three standard 16GB or 32GB USB flash drives I own have mysteriously made themselves read-only write-protected. They can’t even be formatted. The files on them can be seen but can’t be deleted, moved or updated. When I try any of those actions, a message comes up saying that the write-protection has to…