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I can't say if the drive was "damaged", maybe it was and maybe it wasn't. But as someone who can say the same: "For 10+ years working with windows...", I can tell you that if you're running Windows 10 that could be the source of your new problems. I ran into a new problem my first day on 10: in 10 a database is created for external drives (it might be the ...


Simplest one is here you only need to go to the media folder and change permissions. Follow below to commands. cd /media/ sudo chmod -R a+rX * And it's done.


I use several years ubuntu and windows with dual-boot, and when i unmount the drive the correct way, in windows always show up the error message, but never was error on my usb drive. In W10 you can turn off this pop-up error message.


This has little to do with any operating system. This is a file system error, which in most cases indicates that the drive was not unmounted properly (user error). It is not an absolute indication of damage, it merely indicates a possibility of a damage. If present, the damage is usually limited to the last written file(s). Windows "Repair" command in this ...


I've seen lots of usb drives, especially flash (SD, etc) cards in USB adapters, with FAT filesystems (virtually every USB drive comes pre-formatted with FAT32) getting corrupted while using Ubuntu & Ubuntu-derived distros. It was almost a regular occurrence every few months of regular daily use. If it were a hardware problem, then formatting the ...


No worries Ubuntu did not damage your USB drive. But we do not use poorly documented bit flags of a FAT32, FAT16, or NTFS filesystem. On Windows these flags indicate a possibly corrupted filesystem when we had not properly unmounted the drive or an I/O error had occured. Those bits are located in a reserved entry of a FAT partition table. According to an ...


There is almost no way for any OS could damage USB drive, after a normal format (not the quick), there should be no trace left that drive was ever used with Ubuntu. Check the drives with "H2testw" or "USB Flash Drive Tester" - bad sectors might be source of many weird errors.


As you suggested in a comment, this is possibly related to Ubuntu not completing the write process before you remove the flash drive. Ubuntu writes the files to RAM during the copying process, and writes these files from the buffer to the USB drive in the background after the copying dialog is closed. There's another answer that suggests this is especially a ...

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