USB-stick not readable in Windows

Questions about hardware,drivers and peripherals
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:57 am

USB-stick not readable in Windows

Post by otadmin » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:31 am

I have a USB-stick, formatted in LinuxMint 19 with FAT32, I have no problems reading and writing on. But if I take it to a Windows computer it will not read the stick. Permissions seem ok with owner read+write, goup read and others read. What could be the cause or how to prepare a USB-stick to be used with various operating systems?

User avatar
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 119
Joined: Sat May 26, 2012 2:25 am
Location: Australia

Re: USB-stick not readable in Windows

Post by mint-me » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:47 am

Use the default program "Disks", this should fix it.
Menu > Accessories > Disks

Select the drive, then click the cogs icon for options.

Try Format or Repair Filesystem. Should be fine after this.
Linux Mint 19.2 XFCE 64bit
HP Notebook 15 BS143TU Intel® Core™ i5-8250U, 8GB DDR4 2400Mhz, Intel® UHD Graphics 620, 1 TB SATA, 15.6" HD 1366x768

Post Reply

Return to “Hardware Support”