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Problem with my USB flash drive!!!

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I recently purchased a 4 GB SanDisk flash drive and today I was trying to drag-and-drop some music files to it from iTunes. I have done this before and it worked perfectly well, but this time when I drag the files to Finder, it acts like it's going to work and then nothing copies over. Is this a problem with my flash drive, or is there something else I need to do to fix it??
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If what's on the Sandisk already is not of great importance, then I would suggest that your reformat it completely with Disk Utility, using FAT16 or FAT 32. The Sandisk may have been removed inadvertently without being ejected first.
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Thank you very much! That helped a lot.
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For me, I know this may seem like a makeshift solution, I eject the device then put it in again and everything works fine.

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