USB flash drive weird file symbols RRS feed

  • Question

  • i just tried plugging in my flash drive to backup some files and noticed some odd symbols in place of some filenames in the directory and also showing some of the files as being 3 or 4 gigabyte in size but my drive is only 4 gigabyte so thats impossible


    i logged out and tried my drive in windows 7 and it worked fine so it just seems windows 8 is doing something funky with my files

    anyone know why this could be happening?

    Sunday, September 25, 2011 4:56 AM

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  • Hi,

    That wouldn't be a proper answer to your question, but let's check the file system.

    Could you possibly run:

    fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo k:

    This supposes that your drive has been formatted to NTFS.

    By the way, what file system is shown if you open the K drive's properties? Could it be a glitch and the drive is shown as RAW file system?


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    Sunday, September 25, 2011 6:42 AM