Formatted USB drive, now can't see it

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psjones
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Formatted USB drive, now can't see it

Post by psjones » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:37 am

I have just joined the forum and am running Mint in a partition on a Win10 machine. I tried to mount a brand new 64gbyte usb card and then formatted only to render the whole thing invisible! It shows as no disc on Win10 and Mint-any advice please?

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Re: Formatted USB drive, now can't see it

Post by Moem » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:42 am

Mod note:
Split off from viewtopic.php?f=46&t=281891 for better visbility and because it was off-topic here. As a reminder, a new question deserves a new topic.
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Re: Formatted USB drive, now can't see it

Post by Pierre » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:56 am

if you now use the LinuxMint Live Media & then run the Gparted program:
- take a screen_shot of what that program is showing & copy that image back here.
it does seem, as if you've formatted the entire drive.
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Re: Formatted USB drive, now can't see it

Post by Mute Ant » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:33 am

"...brand new 64gbyte usb card..." Was this suspiciously cheap? Was it in a sealed bubble-pack? Does it look genuine? In the UK a real 64GB chip would cost around £20.

There's an unpleasant trade in sub-standard flash-stores that are simply not worth the effort...
https://www.novatech.co.uk/blog/ebay-fa ... sb-sticks/
Tommy reports the scan of zircon and opal storage is complete. When shall we go today?

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