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Somehow the folders in USB pen got corrupted and refused to be deleted. What should I do?
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by:XSINUX
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I had the same Problem. There was some sharing Violation Errors as well. I plugged the USB Pen Drive into another Computer and I was able to Delete it.

I am sure this would help.


Cheers
Sinu
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you can also format it; right click on it, it should give you the option
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If you have Sharing Violation you may find it difficult to Format
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by:simala
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In my case, changing machine didn't solve the problem.
What is the hash file for in usb pen?
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OK there is a Utility you can download. Acrually this utility will help you format the USB Pen Drive and Make it Bootable and in t he process all the files in it would be deleted.

Try this.

http://www.bay-wolf.com/utility/usb_memkey.zip

Good Luck
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by:Cyber-Dude
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There is a great software that will enable you to scan the device and fix whatever needed to be fixed...

Link to GRSoftware GRDuw disk utility that might help you if you are using Windows 9x/Me.
http://www.handyarchive.com/Utilities/Disk-Utilities/4392-GRDuw-Disk-Utility.html

Key features:
http://www.grsoftware.net/disk/software/grduw.html

:)

Enjoy

Cyber
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