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Memory stick showing folder empty in Windows 7 explorer

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by pookiebear, Nov 11, 2011.

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  1. pookiebear

    pookiebear Thread Starter

    Nov 11, 2011
    We have just bought new PC with Windows 7 after old PC died. Have tried to transfer files from a memory stick (mainly word / excel) onto new pc but Windows exploer says memory stick folder is empty. When put stick into laptop (running I think on XP) it clearly shows files are present. Have tried copying files onto different stick but get the same problem.

    New PC has Kapersky and it scanned the stick when 1st put it in and found no problems with it.

    Would appreciate any help as I am not very proficient and don't want to loose the files.

  2. Mark1956

    Mark1956 Malware Specialist

    May 7, 2011
    Not sure what could be causing that but why not transfer the files to a DVD and then use that to transfer it to the new PC. Then reformat the mem stick on the Windows 7 machine and it should then function ok for furture use.

    Alternatively save the files off the mem stick into a new folder on the XP machine. Format the mem stick on the Windows 7 machine, move it back and copy the folder onto the stick and then see if the Windows 7 machine will read it.
  3. Firebreather


    Jul 8, 2011
    Are the files and folders hidden by any chance?
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