1.    20 Dec 2016 #1
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    Files missing on USB drive when transfering between machines


    Hi, have searched for this problem online, but cannot find an answer, perhaps not asking the right question.

    Recently had to reinstall Win 10 on my desktop to fix various issues, now I cannot transfer files on a USB from my Win 10 machine to a Win 7 laptop. The files appear on the USB when viewed on 2 differetn Win 10 machines, but when checked on the Win 7 Laptop, the files are not there, the used space on the USB is the same, so the file is there, but not visible.

    Have tried formating the USB as FAT32, and NTFS also tried view hidden files etc, to no availe.

    It also did a similar thing with my MP3 Player

    Any Ideas?

    Thanks

    Russ
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  2.    20 Dec 2016 #2
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    Welcome to TenForums @russd

    Odd, not seen that before. You could try putting the files in a .zip file, give it the simplest possible 8.3 name in capitals ( eg. FILES.ZIP ) and put that on the USB instead - even DOS would be able to see that name.
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  3.    20 Dec 2016 #3
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    I seem to remember it doing the same thing when I originally "upgraded" from 7 to 10, and I managed to sort it out, but cannot remember what I did 8-)
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  4.    20 Dec 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Welcome to TenForums @russd

    Odd, not seen that before. You could try putting the files in a .zip file, give it the simplest possible 8.3 name in capitals ( eg. FILES.ZIP ) and put that on the USB instead - even DOS would be able to see that name.
    That's interesting, Explorer on the Win 7 machine see's the .ZIP file and the unzip software (7 Zip) see's both the ZIP file, and the unzipped file which Explorer cannot see. But when I unzip the file and send it to desktop on the Win 7 machine the file does not appear there.
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