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When backing up to a USB memory, difficult, get so many messages Do you want to copy this without properties, no matter how many times I say yes, do for all, it keeps happening.

Any way to just copy all files without all these boxes coming up? I can't Compress, as Windows always complains about the titles of files

 

This doesn't seem to happen with external HD 

Thanks

 

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I did  that, but didn't help


Thanks

 

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Are you sure the USB memory stick is good ?   some of them go "read only"  quite fast try another stick if possible  also  run disk checks on both USB and original location disk    

from the command prompt  chkdsk /f  z:   ... z: being the  letter of the disk you want to check

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26 minutes ago, johng said:

Are you sure the USB memory stick is good ?

Would have been my first question too.

Maybe another cheap fake.

How big (GB) is the stick?

What did it cost?

 

The described behavior is hard to explain, abnormal.

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It is off Ebay, yes, a 2TB memory

1000Bt

I tried to do chkdsk /f  z:,  but every time the box just opened and then closed immediately

 

But I often have problems copying folders, as I'm always asked if I want to copy without properties, I'd like to find a way to stop this.

Trying to copy 900Gb is almost impossible as these messages keep coming up.

Thank you


 

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If it is a '2TB' USB stick for 1,000 THB I can guarantee you it is fake. 

Probably has a few hundred MB and a hacked controller chip. 

Would explain not able to write more than a certain amount of data before the trouble starts, as the memory isn't actually there.

 

There are tools available to check the real capacity, but my recommendation would be to chuck it.

 

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Thanks for the information. 
When I go to Profile in Win10 it shows it as 2TB.

I'll check it out

 

Thanks

 

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1 hour ago, toast1 said:

When I go to Profile in Win10 it shows it as 2TB.

 

Unfortunately it's not difficult to "adjust" the flash controller chip to say anything you like, the memory just isn't there to write to.

 

H2testw is the de-facto standard for determining fake flash, download it here 

https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/H2testw.shtml

 

Run it and have dinner, it takes a long time.

 

Oh, and make another backup to your external hard drive 🙂

 

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2tb flash drive = fake

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5 hours ago, toast1 said:

I tried to do chkdsk /f  z:, 

z:    should be the  letter of the drive you want to test ...anyway  it doesn't matter because 2TB for 1000 baht is a fake drive as others have already said.

 

run the H2testw  program  and find the real capacity of the drive then use a partition utility

www.easeus.com/partition-manager/epm-free.html

or

https://www.diskpart.com/free-partition-manager.html

 

to delete the old partition  and make a new one to the size reported by H2testw

you might then at least get some use out of the drive,   don't use it for backing up anything important !

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find and use some sort of good and reliable cloud storage.

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Thanks for the info, can't beat Ebay, got refunds on them.

 

 

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Hi,

Is the USB memory formatted as FAT 32 (File Allocation Table 32) or NTFS (New Technology File System)?

Windows stores file metadata on NTFS using a feature known as Alternate Data Streams. That is, the metadata is stored in a different "stream" (a file system object with a different identity) than the stream which holds the file data. Since FAT32 does not support ADS, data in these alternate streams cannot be copied, and will be lost if you proceed with the copy.

 

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f52d7b7e-f496-425a-afc2-ebdb48422a15/quotare-you-sure-you-want-to-copy-this-file-without-its-propertiesquot-warning?forum=win10itprogeneral

 

If you do not have any data on the thumb drive, then you can format the drive. If the data is not backed up, you need to backup the data from the memory card on to the computer hard drive and then restore it back after performing the format. Look at this post to recover data from a formatted SD card: 

 

http://iboysoft.com/data-recovery/format-recovery/recover-data-from-formatted-sd-card.html

 

Try formatting the thumb drive in NTFS format and check if the issue persists. To do so, follow these steps:

 

Step 1: Insert the thumb drive and go Start menu and then Computer.

Step 2: Right click on the USB memory card and click Format.

Step 3: Under "File System" select "NTFS" and then click Start. Once the format is done, check to see if you can copy the files successfully.

 

Hope this helps.

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On 6/11/2020 at 4:55 AM, toast1 said:

Thanks for the info, can't beat Ebay, got refunds on them.

 

 

I bought Samsung Evo high capacity memory cards off an E-Bay seller and they turned out to be phony. As another said, they are easily programmed to display a false memory capacity when you open them.  

As JohnG said, "H2testW" is the best way to verify true memory capacity but to do that it has to write to every sector..Good time to read "War and Peace"

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