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Old May 3rd, 2018, 04:50 AM
NYKrumrie NYKrumrie is offline
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Why can I see a USB stick drive but but can't open it?

I have a small USB thumb drive I've used for years. I can put it in a USB port & my Win10 -Asus -ROG laptop makes the sound that a new device was plugged in, I have " This PC" opened. I can see the icon for the device pop up "USB Drive (E)". If I double click on it a window pops up saying " please insert a disk into USB Drive (E)". I can right click on it & see all the options. I figured maybe it needs to be formatted again. I select to format the device & I get a popup window saying "There is no disk in E. Insert a disk & try again". So why can I see the drive show up as available in "This PC" but I can't do anything with it? It appears as the E drive but then the system acts like it's not even there.

How can I fix this?


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Old May 4th, 2018, 01:49 AM
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