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Question SanDisk 16GB Cruzer Glide Flash Drive wont connect to my computer.

Feb 24, 2020
My SanDisk 16GB Cruzer Glide Flash Drive won't connect to my computer after it disconnected while I was making it a bootable USB for ubuntu.


Please note that the following will destroy all data on the drive.

Open an admin level CMD prompt (find CMD, right click it and select Run as Admin)
type is Diskpart and hit enter
type in List Disk and hit enter

- is your 16gb flash drive listed? if yes proceed, if not then go shopping.

note the ### number before the flash drive given by "list disk"
type in Select Disk x and enter (where x = the number from above)
type in Clean All and enter.

If you get a Successful message then proceed to partitioning and formatting the drive
type in Create Primary Partition and hit enter
type in Select Partition 1 and hit enter
type in Active and hit enter
type in Format FS=ZZZ Label=Any_name_you_want (where ZZZ can be Fat, Fat32, Exfat, or NTFS)
When the format completes you can type in Exit or assign a drive letter to it first
to assign a drive letter, type in Assign Letter=# and enter, where # is the letter you wish to use.