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Possible to save to a memory card rather than a memory stick ?

Q: Possible to save to a memory card rather than a memory stick ?

Completely new to this so apologies if barking up the wrong tree .... !

Rather than buying a 32 gb memory stick to upload some important jpg pictures into for safety's sake, I'm wondering if it's possible to upload and store them in a spare and unused 32gb memory card that I've got lying around instead ? Equally if it's then possible to download them safely later on ?


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A: Possible to save to a memory card rather than a memory stick ?

Short answer is Yes. An SD card is very similar to a flash drive as far as the technology goes and can be used like an SD card for storing files. I would format it Fat32. And you can download (Copy) the files from the card at any time.
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A:Transfer DVD to Memory Stick or Memory card

Simplest method:

Insert the Disc with photos and sound (close any autorun)
Go to My Computer
Right Click on the CD/DVD drive (with your photos and sound in) and select open
Click on Edit (in Toolbar) then Select all
Click on Edit (in Toolbar again) and select copy

Close the folder

Insert your Flash Memory stick and select Open folder to view the files
Click on Edit (in Toolbar again) and select paste

All done Copy and paste (some say I'm good at this !)
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You are in the wrong Section, I'm moving this Thread to Microsoft Support.
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For the past months, I can NOT save any, i.e. words, photoes, music and all others when I inserted Memory-sticks or CD into the one of USB slots. On CD, it says, ... insert a blank CD although there is CD in there for waiting for saving. On Memory-stick, there is NONE showing even though I inserted a brand new one into one of USB slots. Except this issue, the PC running as good as a brand new.

My question is;
What's causing this, ... not able to save any programs I need to save on CD or memory-stick?

Thanks for your help in advance.

A:[SOLVED] Can NOT Save any programs either CD or Memory-stick, what's wrong with this?

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I can see just 1 device (I:\), all the others are not there !

Help ?!

A:USB Stick & Memory Card Not Showing in My Computer !

Quote: Originally Posted by maranello

I have this problem for a few days now, i tried searching on other topics but didn't find exactly my issue.

When i connect the first USB Stick (1 GB Kingston) everything it's ok, it shows up in Explorer, but when i try to connect the other one (i have two) it wont show up, but i can access it if i just type the drive letter in the address bar (J:\).
Also if i try to connect my phone as a USB device or any other memory stick, same problem...not showing up in Computer window.
I can see just 1 device (I:\), all the others are not there !

Help ?!

Have you tried to use System Restore to go back before this issue occured...

If you can't then do a repair install

Repair Install

Backup your data first to be safe
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Only one post per topic....or maybe it was a accident.
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Do a System Restore, choose a date prior to this problem.
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We can try two methods to check if the issue gets fixed:

Method 1 (If autorun.inf file is present):

1. Go to control panel then folder options.
2. Press tab view and check view hidden files and folders.
3. Then go to the device not opening and explore it.
4. Look if you see autorun.inf and if present delete it.
5. Then disconnect USB device from system and reconnect it.

Method 2 (If autorun.inf file isn't present):

Go to command prompt, click Start and type the following command:
attrib -s -r -h X:\autorun.inf

Press enter and then type the following command:
del X:\autorun.inf

Press enter and after this disconnect USB device from system and reconnect it.
To go to command prompt following the steps mentioned below:
1. Click Start.
2. Type in Search box CMD.
3. Right Click on CMD and RUN AS ADMIN.
4. Then type in attrib -s -r -h X:\autorun.inf.
Note: Please notice that X means the drive letter (E:\, F:\, etc).

If the above steps do not work, in CMD type sfc /scannow. Please use the following link for detailed instructions: System Files - SFC Command

Note: Ensure that the data is backed up from the memory stick before you follow above mentioned steps.

Please post back with the results.
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What file format do you use please?
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If it shows up under 'My Computer' when you insert it into your card reader, you should be able to right-click on it, and select 'Format' to completely wipe the card clean.

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A:Bad Memory Stick?

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Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------

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-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

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hi geordief

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A:Memory stick

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Memory modules, if the correct size, and type, should work out of the box.
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No ideas. I've often transferred WinZip via USB drive-never had any problem. Are you sure you're saving the downloaded file to the USB drive-if you try copying your installed version of WinZip you probably won't get it all. Other than that the only idea I have is that you have a problem with your download-have you tried re-downloading it? Maybe from a different PC?
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Barjay, welcome to TSF.

Insert your memory stick into an empty USB port.

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Hi helenb102,

Welcome to TSG!

According to when I searched for usb flash drive, a USB flash drive and USB pen drive are one and the same:
Known By Many Names

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I already knew that, but wondered if indeed there actually was some difference - so, none!

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-- Tom
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Might want to look at this:

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Ok, did some googling.
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More after the break.
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What's contained in the error message may help.
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When you back up nightly, do not backup to a thumb drive. Back up to an external hard drive, or at least that is my advice. I would use something like Acronis to have it auto back up your stuff you can rest worry free. On the mac, if you ever decide to upgrade to Leopard, Time Machine works amazingly well. I have had to use it and it is amazing.
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Leave it as default FAT32 is a fine file system. I would not change it unless you need to. There are not many reasons to change.

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Have you tried to read the memory in a card reader ??

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(I'm assuming that the 'memory stick' is not write-protected, because the available space was decreased after "the event")

Alright, I think I might've got the answer. But by 'memory stick' I presume that you mean either a USB-based flashdrive/thumbdrive, or a memory card like a Compact Flash card or a SD-card.

Because: my explanation will alter drastically if you mean that you actually tried storing a non-volatile piece of software on a volatile piece of hardware like a DDR RAM memory stick via 'pin modulation' etc.

Three explanations then, I'm assuming that you are using Windows. The explanation will be the same for most Macintosh and most Linux OS's (but not all).
"1." if you meant USB-drive instead of memory stick.
"2." if you meant memory card instead of memory stick.
"3." if you meant 'memory stick' as in RAM, Then my hat is off to you, sir.


1. You inserted a USB-drive, stored a file on it, removed it. Now the file is gone, but the space is occupied. How come?

Easy explanation:
Are you familiar with "Safely Remove Hardware"?

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Take a look at this!

Are you sure you performed it? If you did, keep me posted!

More advanced explanation:
You see, when You wrote a file onto the memory, the cells inside the memory were charged in accordance with the data which you stored on the device. But keep in mind that the "name" of the file (more like the 'identity' of the file) is stored in a completely different way (in a volatile, non-permanent way) in order to enable a "possible" write of multiple files onto the device.

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2. You inserted a memory card, stored a file on it, removed it. Now the file is gone, but the space is occupied. How come?

If you used an older OS like XP, this is something that happens from time to time as XP was not really designed with memory cards in mind (was it a kernel not being open enough? Never mind...).

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Tell us what you have in mind, and why.
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As far as I know, Windows has a maximum drive count of 26 (the # of letters in the alphabet). I believe this is why your USB Device isn't showing up when you connect it. If my count is correct, when connecting this device you already have 26 devices connected. As a workaround, you could simply make sure that you never connect all 27 devices at the same time, but I'd suggest that you merge a few of your partitions instead.

First, cut down your number of devices by a few so that you're not using all of the letters in the alphabet.

Next, I suggest that you manually assign drive letters to those devices so that they will connect properly at the same time. Here's how to do so:

Open the Computer Management program:
Start > Search for "Computer Management" > Enter

Click on the Disk Management option under Storage

Right click on the device(s) that are using the same drive letters and assign them to a new drive letter that isn't in use.
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A:boot xp from memory stick

XP will only install from a CD, there was no provision in 2002 to boot from a device not yet invented.
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A:booting from a usb memory stick

If you mobo does not support usb booting, then no.
I do believe it is possible with Linux though
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I had this memory stick for quite some time now and for the past couple days I've been having problems.

Before, I used to plugin my stick and everything worked. I'd go to My Computer and would see SEBS_STICK and would access my documents.

Now when it plugs in, it is known as REMOVABLE DISK (F: ) (SHouldn't it be a G?

When I try to open it, I get an error saying "The disk in drive F is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?"

I don't want to format it as I have many important documents... HELP!!!!!

Also this happends on every single computer I try it on.


A:USB Memory Stick Problems

It is possible the rewritability of the memory has degraded. This can happen with time and use. Sixth paragraph down.

If you can't write anything to it, either, then you might have a dead flash drive (which would be the first case I've come across, but they say it can happen).

Of course, that doesn't explain why it can't be read.

Drive letter assignment is random, but it sounds like yours was originally assigned as G:\

My apologies: Try here: