USB Stick Cannot Be Read By Computer After WBFS Format

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  1. wingzrow
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    So i want to return my sandisk cruzer to normal but my computer says it cannot be formatted. It works fine for the wii usbloader but for some reason i cannot format it to make it readable for my computer again.

    What can I do to use this as a regular usb stick again?
     
  2. Nikj14

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    are you on windows or mac?
     
  3. wingzrow
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    Windows, I have wbfs manager if that helps.
     
  4. Nikj14

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    when you plug the USB drive into the computer does it say "you need to format this drive before it can be used with windows" ? if it does just click format and choose fat32 and quick format.
     
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    You need to go to the Cruzer U3 website to download software to fully remove the Launchpad thingy. Even if you deleted it yourself in explorer, it's still there, worked for me after a similar incident.

    Method 2 here: http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2550

    EDIT. Oh, and wrong forum, use Wii Backup Loaders next time.
     
  8. SenorClean

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    Just format it in FAT32 again...

    start -> run -> diskmgmt.msc

    find your flash drive... right click -> format
     
  9. wingzrow
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    Seems my computer's too old to read the thing it was formatted as, just formatted it on my brother's computer and it works fine now.
     
  10. ozguy

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    The reason it worked on another computer is because that computer didn't have launchpad installed.