Can't transfer photo's to flash memory

  brummy123 13:00 15 Feb 2009
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I have just purchased a PNY 8gb stick. My pc recognises it but when I try to transfer photo's it gives me these error messages: cannot create or replace folder; cannot find the specified files; make sure you specify the correct path and file name. I have tried changing the 'save as' name to no avail, can anyone point me in the right diretion to sort this out?

  Technotiger 14:05 15 Feb 2009

Does it need to be formatted?

  Terry Brown 14:36 15 Feb 2009

I assume you are trying to copy the complete folder to your USB stick.
Try creating a folder on your Stick, opening the files on your computer then either drag & drop or Copy.

The stick may have some form of protection on it, e.g. read only or password. Check any documents that come with it.

At a last resort try Formatting it or returning it to the place you bought it.
Terry

  woodchip 14:38 15 Feb 2009

Try Right Click the Drive and choose New Folder, Name it. If it works you just drag files to the folder

  brummy123 19:02 15 Feb 2009

I tried to format but windows xp was not able to, now the flash drive properties tells me that I have zero disc capacity, have I burnt it out? I still get the original error message when I try to copy

  Technotiger 19:54 15 Feb 2009

I am forming the opinion, that perhaps the stick was faulty from the start. As Terry Brown says - return it to place of purchase, ask for a replacement.

  woodchip 20:13 15 Feb 2009

Right click My Computer\Manage\Disc Management With the Stick in then check to see if you can make the removable Drive Stick Active

  brummy123 10:47 16 Feb 2009

The stick comes up as healthy in Disc Management but still won't work, I think I will admit defeat and return it. Thanks for all your efforts .

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