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niloc
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usb flash stick

how can I delete  this from a usb flash stick,    I have tried  the normal method with out joy   the data is obsolete nowrecovery1.GIFrecovery3.GIF

Dean
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Re: usb flash stick

Niloc,

 

You are not blacklisted.  No one has the answer, is all.  T'is sad. :smileysad:

I don't have a "for sure" answer either.

 

Have you tried, not to delete the data, but just hit the stick with a "format"?

Maybe, as Administrator, you could dump a huge file into the stick - just overwrite it.

 

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niloc
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Re: usb flash stick

tried formating and get  this  "   windows was unable to complete this function "     and when I try overwriting it I get this      "  cant read from source file or disc "

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Re: usb flash stick

plug into mac, and format the usb stick.

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Niloc,

Stubborn thing!

 

I found this link - lots of solutions, and the results are positive.  Start with the simplest and work up to the more complicated.

 

Format USB mass storage drive

 

Good Luck! 

 

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Hi,

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niloc
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Re: usb flash stick

Hi, Sadly affraid not   nothing that was suggested  made any difference what so ever

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Use Unlocker. This software will let you to delete everything that you need.

Download and run it. Next browse to folder which you want to delete. Change no action to delete and approve your choice.

 

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Re: usb flash stick

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downloaded   unlocker   as advised   tried again to delete  and format   still not allowed to delete anything from the stick

 

camt read from source file.GIF

Dean
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Re: usb flash stick

Niloc,

 

I'd trash that stick. 

 

At this point, even if you find a way to get to it, I'm not sure you could ever trust it again.

 

Thanks to    for stepping in to try and save the Day!

 

 

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