[QUOTE=kemperhils;2779864]I have two 4 GB thumb drives that I have a lot of programs on like CUPID, partition master, etc. Both, when I plug them into a USB port, will not open. A message says the drives need formatting. This happens in any of the four computers in my office.
Question? Since I have been using these drives to access these programs when needed, why have they suddenly stopped working and the computers say the drives need to be formatted? Is there any way to get the drives to open? If not, is there any way to access the data on the drives and place the data on another drive. I really don’t want to go to the effort of downloaded every program again if I can help it. Thanks.[/QUOTE]if these were formatted using linux or Apple Operating system Windows will not reconise them and Vice versa and will need to be reformatted or used in the correct Operating system they were orginally used in to be able for the computer to read them.