I am running Windows 7.
My PC will no longer recognise either of my two 64Gb Sandisk Cruzer Switch USB memory sticks. After inserting into any of the USB slots Windows eventually knows there is a stick in there but tells me the folder is empty, which it isn't. I can use both sticks with no problem at all on my laptop running Vista. I use them to store copies of all my several thousand photos, as my laptop hard drive is small. Any new photos I now have to copy onto another USB stick and then transfer them to the Cruzer Switch using the laptop.
Any ideas please?
Get a decent size external drive and back up all your photos USB memory is only good for a short term, USB sticks do not last forever
Now to your problem - Refresh USB Ports
Use Drive clean up to remove USB device drive info from the registry
click here device manager Uninstall EVERYTHING under the heading USB,
reboot the PC let XP find and install new hardware.
Your equipment should now be recognised.
Hi Fruit Bat.
I'll give it a try. As a matter of interest, I keep a back-up of all my files including all the photos on a 1 terabyte USB external hard drive. The USB sticks are much easier to carry around to show others my photos.
Thanks for the reply.