Just recently, I've been having problems transferring data from my PC to my USB stick using Windows Explorer. Everything seems fine until you select a folder on the USB stick. The sub-folder names & filenames contain random letters/numbers/symbols. Strangly, some of the new created folders are fine.
I've re-formatted the USB many times (FAT32). Still no joy. Seems to be OK when I transfer small files & folders.
I've used 2 USB sticks (8GB & 16GB)- same problem with each.
I've used different USB ports on my PC (front / back) - makes no difference.
I have Windows Vista (32 bit) and 2GB of RAM.
Any idea as to what the problem might be? Transfer size problem? Is there a file copy program that I can use instead of Windows Explorer?
Small folders are OK. Large amounts of data (GB) seem OK but are corrupt when trying to open. On the 3rd attempt, all files were corrupted (e.g. doc,xls,jpeg,mp3). For info, the folders names were OK with teracopy.
How do you delete your USB drivers? I went into Device Manager and USB Controllers. I'm not sure what (if anything) I should delete.