Windows 10: I have been trying to access information from a flash drive and can't do it!!!

Discus and support I have been trying to access information from a flash drive and can't do it!!! in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I am having trouble with getting any information from a flash drive... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by SherylGoos, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. I have been trying to access information from a flash drive and can't do it!!!


    I am having trouble with getting any information from a flash drive

    :)
     
    SherylGoos, Nov 21, 2020
    #1

  2. Unable to access flash drive after copying the files on Windows 10.

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and being a part of Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing in accessing the Flash drive on your computer. Do not worry we will help you with this issue.

    Do let us know the following to assist you better with this issue:

    • What exactly happens when you try to access the drive?
    • Were you able to see any error code/ error message with this issue?
    • What happens when you try to erase/ delete/ format the drive?
    • Is the desktop running on Windows 10 operating system?
    • How exactly are you trying to access the drive on your system?

    If you are connecting the drive through ports, I suggest you to connect to different ports and check if it helps.

    Also, as the drive was unable to be accessed on both the system, this might be an issue with the hard drive as well.

    Try the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to run Hardware and Devices troubleshooter.

    Hardware and Devices troubleshooter checks for common problems and makes sure that any new device or hardware connected to your PC is installed correctly.

    • Press Windows key from the keyboard, type
      Troubleshooting and select it.
    • Click on view all option on the upper left corner of
      Troubleshooting window.
    • Select the Hardware and Device options from the list.
    • Click Next to run the Hardware and Device
      Troubleshooter.

    Step 2: I recommend you to install all the pending updates on your device and check if it helps.

    Steps:

    • Connect to the internet.
    • Press Windows key and type updates.
    • Click on Check for updates.
    • Under Windows Updates, click on Check for updates.
    • Try to install the updates being shown.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue and with the required information for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Nov 21, 2020
    #2
  3. DannibusX Win User
    Accessing a Hard Drive...

    ...from a dead laptop.

    My girlfriend's laptop recently s**t the bed, and she has a lot of photos she would like to retrieve from it. I used a USB to IDE cable to try, but it's a no go. Her drive has Windows XP Home on it, and my system has Win7 x64. The computer recognizes the drive, but it wants me to initialize it, which I think may format it.

    I don't know if it's formatted FAT32 or NTFS. Are there any suggestions on accessing the drive to pull all this data off of it?
     
    DannibusX, Nov 21, 2020
    #3
  4. KomouPoji Win User

    I have been trying to access information from a flash drive and can't do it!!!

    Drive is not accessible. The parameter is incorrect

    Hi,

    To assist you further, let me ask.


    • When you say “cmd r and f ” what exactly are you referring to?
    I would suggest you to try the methods below and check if it help.

    Method 1

    A. Plug in to a different usb port and check if it helps.

    B. Plug in another drive or usb flash drive on this computer and check if you are able to access the drive.

    Method 2

    Connect the device, run the hardware and devices troubleshooter and check if that helps.

    Follow these steps to run the troubleshooter:

    • Write Troubleshooting in the search box and hit enter.
    • Click on Troubleshooting tab.
    • Click on view all option on the upper left corner.
    • Select the Hardware and Device options from the list.
    • Click Next to run the Hardware and Device Troubleshooter.
    Also, you can check if you hard drive are visible in device management type
    diskmgmt in the search Windows.

    Try to disconnect the external hard drive and try accessing scsi card and see if you are able to open the drive.

    Hope the above information was helpful. If you need further assistance, please do let us know and we would be happy to help you further.

    Thank You.
     
    KomouPoji, Nov 21, 2020
    #4
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