flash drive not showing up

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its defaulting to "F:" which is fine with me, but when i goto "My Computer" its not showing up as an icon.. anyone know what i can do to have it show up?


edit: also, i tried formatting to NTFS file system, but it will only format to Fat, not even Fat16, or Fat32.. how would i direct it to formatting to the NTFS file system?

in command prompt i did fdisk f:, format f:, and convert, but it says i cannot convert this current drive.. any way around this?
 

Dubbin1

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First off why do you want to convert a drive that small to NTFS? As far as it not showing up did you try restarting?
 

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My favorite self-induced problem [because I once spent 6 hours trying to figure it out]. Did you use TweakUi to hide drives in Explorer?
 

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j79zlr said:
My favorite self-induced problem [because I once spent 6 hours trying to figure it out]. Did you use TweakUi to hide drives in Explorer?
good call j79zlr, solved me right up! thanks!
 

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lol, you'd be surprised how many times that is the solution to similar problems :)
 

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also wouldn't such a drive have a program to format and such on manufactors site?
 

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Xie said:
also wouldn't such a drive have a program to format and such on manufactors site?
i checked, but all i could find was drivers, which it said i dont even need because of windows xp.
 

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