USB data stick problem

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mikbnay

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I just bought a 8GB data stick and used it to transfer about 3GB of files (images and video) to another PC. I have plugged the data stick into the new PC and find it only holds 334MB of data. Have I done something wrong? All I did was copy and paste the folders from the source PC to the data stick. The transfer took a long time. It's a brand new data stick and I'm using Windows XP.
 

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How did you transfer 3GB if it only holds 334MB? :confused: What else aren't you telling us?
 

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I think they mean there is only 334MB used space on the stick.
Perhaps they will confirm/deny this ?
 

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Did you buy the USB from a reputable source? I seem to recall that some on-line sellers were overstating capacity to give a false impression of bagging a bargain?
 

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Hmm...

To help clarify this, I'd like you to provide a screen shot of the drive properties. Go to My Computer, right-click on the USB drive (usually called 'Removable Disk'), and select 'Properties'. It should come up with a screen like the attached picture.

Now, to make a screenshot, press Alt+Print Screen (this produces a shot of just the message concerned, rather than the whole screen view). Then, open Paint (or any other image editing software you use), and select Edit > Paste. Save the file, then when you next post a message, scroll down to "Manage Attachments" and follow the prompts from there.

If you could do this on both computers, that would be helpful.
 

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mikbnay

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I've managed to transfer all that data successfully. This time I copied and pasted the relevant files to a Documents folder on the USB drive, instead of just pasting them to the drive's icon. It only did half the files at first, then I had to copy the other half, but it all worked in the end. Don't know why the glitches; maybe too many files/folders to transfer in one go.
 
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