Ways to use Unallocated Space on USB Drive

USB flash drives are the portable memory devices that enable easy transfer of all your data between computers. They are convenient to use and hence most of them even use them for booting the computer. However, they do have some problems while sharing. One such potential problem is unallocated memory, in which a portion of your USB drive memory becomes inaccessible and useless either due to unreliable third party diagnostic tools or an incomplete reformatting of your USB drives. Until and unless the unallocated disk space takes up larger section of your USB drive space it is not a problematic

How to Create Bootable USB Drive?

A bootable USB drive is a USB drive that can boot up when you start your system. It comes in handy if you ever want to boot your operating system from your flash drive in case of emergency purposes. For example, if your hard drive fails, your OS on the system might become corrupt due to which you might be unable to boot regularly hence you will need to boot in from another device. In such cases, having a bootable USB is becomes very essential. Using bootable USB to install an operating system (OS) not only makes the installation faster,

Remove virus from pen drive without losing data

We generally use pen drives in our daily life as a temporary storage device and to transfer data between the systems. But, pen drives are easily susceptible to virus infection when compared to other storage devices as they can be extensively used on any computer easily. They can be easily plugged in and out to any system this is the main reason for virus infection on these pen drives. This would lead to data corruption; in turn leading to loss of your vital files on these pen drives. I believe most of you might have come across such situations and

How to Boot from USB Device?

Even though the computers are designed to boot from internal hard drive by default, user can change the boot order sequence to boot the system from other device such as external hard drive, pen drive and other USB devices. Before you perform the booting process of computer through USB device, you should access the BIOS Setup Utility and change boot order sequence. In order to change boot order sequence follow below mentioned steps. Turn on your computer by switching-on the power button. Follow all the on screen instructions carefully to enter into the BIOS setup utility. Most PC’s use keys

Know how to boot a MacBook from an external USB drive

Sometimes you may encounter problem with MacBook while booting up or else you have fashion to experiment with new releases of Apple OS before installing them into system, you wish to try from external device. In such situation, you can boot the system by connecting external USB drive. For this purpose, you have to connect the external USB drive into MacBook USB port and that external USB drive should have the Mac OS X operating system installed in it. Follow below mentioned guidelines to achieve it successfully. Shutdown your MacBook and connect the external USB Drive to an USB port

Memory Card Do’s and Don’t’s

Memory card have become most usable storage device in many digital gadgets such as mobile phones, cameras, iPod, and other devices to store various types of files such as pictures, songs, documents etc. However, data stored on it may get lost easily due to many factors, for instance connecting to any infected device, virus and malware threats easily enters into it and results into card corruption.  Therefore, let us learn some of the do’s and dont’s of memory card and avoid data loss from it. List of Do’s and Don’ts with Memory Card Safely eject memory card Usually we use

Mac doesn’t recognize devices plugged into it

Sometimes, your Mac might refuse to identify and recognize the external devices that are connected to it. Rather you land up with some errors, like “Device cannot be recognized”. Not just your thumb drive or memory card, all the external devices like iPods, Digi camera and other external devices etc. might become unrecognizable. Instead of getting depressed and losing hopes, just think the reasons for it and ways to troubleshoot it. Many-a-times it might be a result of improper connection and just a simple restart would solve the issue. Read on to know more about it: Why your Mac is

Tips to prevent memory card corruption

Many users use many storage devices to store their data such as photos, videos, documents etc. Memory card is one of the most usable storage device but many of them lose their data from it due to many reasons such as accidental deletion, formatting memory card, virus attacks. In addition, data may get lost from memory card after getting corrupt also. If you don’t know how to prevent memory card from corruption then read next paragraph and know some few tips to prevent your memory card getting corrupt and avoid data loss. Follow below mentioned tips and tricks to avoid

Troubleshoot Mac USB Issues

Mac cannot recognize my USB device Are you stuck with the same or similar situation? Your USB does un-identified on your Mac Machines due to several reasons. May be your USB device might be corrupt or your USB drivers are out-of date etc. If these are proved then the problems would be very complex. Sometimes, it can be even due to improper connection, or your USB may be infected by virus or any default settings are changed and many more and can be easily solved. However, before concluding anything, just try to troubleshoot the USB issues on your Mac yourself.

How to avoid USB stick data loss?

USB stick is one of smallest storage device that can store data in huge amount and it is comfortable in portability. Majorly, many users use USB stick to transfer data from one system to other or to preserve backup of important data. As storing resumes, portfolio, photos, documents or whatever, on a USB stick and bringing it to printer shop to take printout of them and finding that no data in it.  Do not let it to happen to you. Go through below mentioned measures to preserve USB stick data intact. Always eject USB sticks using “Safe Remove” option only