I have a USB Thumb drive that I put music related stuff on, 8 GB capacity, that by mistake I hit "format" instead of "sign in" (I wouldn't have designed the GUI that way, with the buttons right next to each other ...).
In a panic I pulled the thumb drive out while it was formatting. As it turns out, one of the folders was left unaltered, but the others were assigned gibberish names, that are of the wrong syntax, and so Windows XP won't let me open them, delete them, rename them, send them, or do anything else. When I try to access them to do ANYTHING, it just displays the message:
F:Q_then_three_squares_here_i_then_a_theta_symbol_here_q.weird_symbols_here_too is not accessible. The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect
The problem is that of the original 8GB of storage, the one usable folder has only 3 GB, and all but a few hundred MB are already filled. All I want to do is somehow make the other 5 GB of gibberish go away, so that I can continue to put music-related stuff on the USB drive.
Does anyone know how I can delete the folders that have been renamed with the gibberish, so I can free some space up?
Alexis -Cubase 6.5.0/SX18.104.22.1684, XP SP2, 4GB RAM (1GB not accessible, but used just to balance the computer so it doesn't tip over); Delta 66 in Omni i/O Studio; Motif8; UAD-1