Windows 10: USB read Perfectly fine On Windows 10, but is only "Noticed" on Win7

  1.    16 Oct 2017 #1

    USB read Perfectly fine On Windows 10, but is only "Noticed" on Win7


    I'm slightly a bit confused but to my USB's history, (That only just reformatted on Windows 10 like yesterday from a previous state of being a "Bootable disk".) I plugged it into my coworker's windows 10 computer getting expected results of what a 16 GB flash drive should have got, but when I'm plugging it into my work station tower, (which unfortunately suffers a lot of where and tear on the USB ports most especially, but otherwise have clear distinct working ones regardless.) show's no results on the file explorer's end, but as you see included in this post, is clearly visible otherwise to the tower itself as a USB thumb drive. Appearing to have the same results on my partner's workstation tower as well. Obviously I've only yet to test this out further on other machines, but this has me a bit confused, annoyed, nervous, and angry you know? I have files to transfer manually to people on a quick moment's notice to some machines that are offline to the network, and suddenly this little predicament comes this way. (Doesn't help that the machines here need to have been replaced/fixed/thrown out a long time ago,) I'm just mottled by the whole thing you know?

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    Also To my knowledge, the hard drive has automatically been disabled in turn for server based logins. So these Logins are technically "virtual" to all I know. Assuming that affects any of this in anyway.
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       16 Oct 2017 #2

    Open Device Manager, show hidden devices and delete any remnants of USB drives that have not been ejected in USB devices and drives. Does not matter about if you think that the computers need to be changed. Some of us have computers over ten years old that are still working fine.
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  3.    16 Oct 2017 #3

    Have you tried opening disk management, see if it shows there, and assign a drive letter to the partition on the flash drive?
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  4.    17 Oct 2017 #4

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Have you tried opening disk management, see if it shows there, and assign a drive letter to the partition on the flash drive?
    Appears on Disk management but something about the "Disk management," needs to be updated. So it's there reading it's assigned drivers, but otherwise, (once attempted to read,) shows no further details than that. Furthermore, attempting to manually assign it a letter results in said error with the disk management. (Personally, as this is an office computer, I lack the login credentials to just manually restart everything again.) Instead I've reformatted the USB to "factory defults," or whatever windows 10 put it. I already have a back up of the files so idk otherwise.
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  5.    17 Oct 2017 #5

    Update,
    No such luck. I have noticed that the Windows 7 has been read as EUI on the disk management screen, and even after reformatted from FAT32 (default,) to NTFS, it would appear the same EUI so far.
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       17 Oct 2017 #6

    Windows will automatically download a driver if needed for a USB device. Disk Management does not have anything to do with drivers. If a USB device shows errors, either it is going bad, was not properly ejected or there are errors in the data that is stored on it. It has zero to do with what version of Windows you are using or what you are swapping that thumb drive between.
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  7.    17 Oct 2017 #7

    bro67 said: View Post
    Windows will automatically download a driver if needed for a USB device. Disk Management does not have anything to do with drivers. If a USB device shows errors, either it is going bad, was not properly ejected or there are errors in the data that is stored on it. It has zero to do with what version of Windows you are using or what you are swapping that thumb drive between.
    Well my thumb drive isn't bad, (Noticed perfectly fine on Windows 10.) It's just the whole fact that none of the computers of windows 7 so far that I've tested it on, have so far, only pronounced that it is within the computer, (as in the image at the top,) but nothing further in terms of being able to identify, retrieve from, and modify. The drives are In the device just fine, (as in they both show that they are working fine,) but no identifiable information is viewable, even with the "populate," option being pressed. I can't use this as a thumb drive for these computers no more, and I don't know why.
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