So you could have four 4gb files on your pen drive, but no files bigger than about 4gb. Posted by sewnana on May 29, Brad Brown Level 3 Expert Answers. Sign in anonymously Don’t add me to the active users list. If you remove your Ativa flash drive improperly, you can render it unusable or in need of a reformat. Most USB flash drives, including Ativa drives, come with a limit on many times they can save data, also known as “writes.

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Posted on Jan 20, Ativa Flash Drive Problem!! You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number.

I will never buy this brand again, I swear. FAT32 has a limit of 4gb per file. How can this be resolved. Dec 21, Solar Electronics – Others.

Do you get any error message?

Ativa 4GB USB Flash Drive isn’t recognized as a drive

Nov 13, Electronics – Others. If you remove ubs flash drive without dismounting, you will likely need to reformat the device, which will wipe the drive clean and you will lose any stored data.


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Posted on Jan 02, After formatting you can copy all files upto 4GB. For what it’s worth, I did a google on this stick and found that there are numerous posts about it becoming read only on Vista, so it may well be a problem with the manufacturer. From the file menu select “Get Info” In the panel that opens up you will see a row of coloured squares. What is the make and model of the flash drive? Did this solve your problem?

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Aug 26, Electronics – Others. The max point reward for answering a question is Flash memory drives, like the Ativa line of USB flash drives, are highly sensitive pieces of equipment that malfunction for an assortment of reasons that can render them inoperable or unusable.

Tell us about your experience with our site. Posted on Sep 07, Ariva instance, an 8GB flash drive that is formatted using the FAT32 formatting method will actually only provide you with about 4GB of memory.


Click on the Jet Flash utility download eventually. I found this download link here, which is dynamic and not static but should work by clicking here. More Print this page Share this page. Posted by sewnana on May 29, SanDisk Electronics – Others. I cannot find anywhere to turn off the write protection.

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If you are still having issues, please do not hesitate to comment back. Short of taking it back to the store for a refund, how do I correct this problem?

Posted on Mar 30, This thread is locked. I apparently removed my Ativa capless 4 GB thumb drive without shutting it down and now my computer running windows 7 and another running xp, plus linux systems do not recognize the thumb drive. Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled.