Lexar FireFly 2GB USB 2.0 JumpDrive - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Insert the flash drive in a USB slot and see what drive letter gets assigned to it. Right click on the new drive letter and select format from the drop down menu. Follow the directions on the next screen to format the drive.

Lexar FireFly... | Answered on Sep 24, 2014 | 138 views

On brand new USB disks sometimes, from value companies, they may require a formatting, I assume it is a new USB memory stick, allow it to format to "NTFS" if that is not an option let it format to "FAT32" Hope this helps.

Lexar FireFly... | Answered on Mar 18, 2014 | 278 views

you can recover the data by steps blow
1. Do not save any new file to memory card.
2. Connect your card to computer. You should see memory card shown as a drive letter (like H:) in My Computer.
3. Download data recovery software, recommended one is asoftech data recovery (simply because i was using it and it worked)
4. Install and open asoftech data recovery program, select your memory drive, and click 'Next' button to start scanning process which will find your data.

Lexar FireFly... | Answered on Sep 24, 2013 | 617 views

A few important bits of information about using faults and possible fixes on usb drives

click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X

you will need to update/reinstall drivers

right click to reinstall drivers

if you can see your usb drive but its not working

ports(com&lpt)right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems for a computer and its parts

click start control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see

click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in one box then select check now start or you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box

(I have found better results ticking the first box then reurn and tick the second box) you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive

also you might need to do this

click start click to open on my computer you should see your usb drive F: right click select properties there will be an array of options select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing

permissions make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box then click permissions make sure all three boxes are ticked you full control change and read in windows 7

click start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP
If you are running a Windows XP OS then you might be able to:
click start right click on my computer select open
Right click the icon of your Flash Drive (It should be F: / E: or something)
Click Properties in the menu that comes up
Click the Sharing tab
Click permissions
And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.

if you need more help with this post a reply
hope this helps you

Lexar FireFly... | Answered on Apr 06, 2012 | 187 views

insert the jumpdrive in your desktop pc and copy the contents from the pc to the jumpdrive... then insert the jumpdrive into the laptop pc and then copy the contents from the jumpdrive and paste it in your laptop pc at the specified place..

Lexar FireFly... | Answered on Oct 16, 2010 | 81 views

If it says that the files are probably gone, sorry. Try using it on a different system, if it says the same thing they are definitely gone. Good luck I hope it works on a different system.

Lexar FireFly... | Answered on Aug 08, 2010 | 330 views

Your old Toshiba laptop most likely does not have a firefly port.
The only way to use your firefly device on the Toshibe is to purchase a firefly PCMCIA adapter card and plug it into the Toshiba's PCMCIA slot and install the card driver.
Please click on this link for details and prices for this adapter :-

Lexar FireFly... | Answered on Jun 14, 2010 | 138 views

Empty your "Recycle Bin", to permanently detect some "hidden" files on the JumpDrive.

If necessary, try a "quick-Format" to reformat the drive, deleting all "hidden" files.

Lexar FireFly... | Answered on Mar 04, 2010 | 445 views

These drives do die from time to time. If a comp wont see the drive....it's dameged ...sorry. :(

Lexar FireFly... | Answered on Feb 19, 2010 | 500 views

One or more of the hints below will probably sort out most USB problems with most USB portable / external hard drives and OTHER devices (though not always)

A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems (mac/ Linux) similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)

3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.

5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especially true if you move a HUB to another port
6. For FLASH DRIVES you should ensure that the device is set for "quick removal" using the drive control panel properties or use the USB "Safely Remove Hardware" option. If you dont do this there is a very strong chance that any files you transfer may not be there when you plug into another computer.

If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.
Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further

USB flash drives can fail for no apparent reason.
Sandisk Cruzers are especially bad for this.

USB hard drives should be treated with extreme care.
This is a real hard drive ! and knocks and bumps can quite literally kill them.

It is possible to remove drives from the enclosures in most cases and connect directly inside a PC to fully check it.
You should also do this to cheack the drives connections are not bad inside the enclosure

Note that if you hear a drive clicking or pinging this could be the worst thing you would hear.
Known as "The Click Of Death"

If none of the above steps help look at updating the drivers from the manufacturers web site in the support section.

Lexar FireFly... | Answered on Oct 18, 2009 | 977 views


It may be that excel file saved on your thumb drive is in .xlsx format(Office 2007) which you are trying to open on a machine which doesnt have office 2007 rather it may have Office 2003 or lower vesion.
Check this and hope it helps !!
Awaiting response.
Thanks !

Lexar FireFly... | Answered on Sep 09, 2009 | 230 views

Plug it into an available USB port on your computer. You'll see a message that it's loading the driver for the USB drive.
Then, it's just the same as having a small harddrive on your computer. You can transfer files to it and take it with you to another computer. It makes files portable, or a place for safekeeping.

To better understand their use, look at this article http://ezinearticles.com/?What-is-a-Flash-Drive-Used-For?&id=1365498


Lexar FireFly... | Answered on Aug 12, 2009 | 95 views

Hi there,

Just install the driver to your computer, you can get it from http://www.lexar.com/drivers/index.html. Installation procedure can can found from http://www.lexar.com/drivers/instruct_win.html. After that, you now use you USB memory card.

Jeep Brainy

Lexar FireFly... | Answered on Aug 12, 2009 | 395 views

If you are using Outlook then you can double click the email so it is in it's own window and you can click File and Save As...
Then drill down to the Flash drive you want to save it to.
you should be able to do the same with Internet Explorer type emails.

Lexar FireFly... | Answered on Jul 13, 2009 | 111 views

do you hear the USB hardware installation tones from windows when you plug in the the drive? If so then you are know the USB port is working. If you do not..try other USB ports. If you hear the noise...Right click on My Computer and click on Manage. Click on Storage and then Disk Management...see if you are having a conflict of drive mappings (i.e. F:/ or E:/)..you can relable the drive letters by right clicking on the drive in the right pane and selecting Change Drive Letter.

Lexar FireFly... | Answered on Jul 13, 2009 | 642 views

What operating system are you using? Should work with XP and Vista. Go to windows explorer and click on C drive, click photos folder, select required photo, click and drag icon to the Firefly icon and release mouse button. File should be copied to jump drive.

Lexar FireFly... | Answered on Jun 20, 2009 | 285 views

Well, it’s a super simple solution! No need to edit the registry, uninstall drivers, or anything of that sort.
Yes that’s it! Note that this does not mean just turning off your computer because modern computers don’t really turn off when you press the power button as the motherboard still gets power.

First to explain, the motherboard is where all of hardware of the computer is connected to, including the USB ports. Sometimes the motherboard needs to be “rebooted” also because something can go wrong, i.e. all your USB ports suddenly stop working. The small microprocessor on the motherboard will reload the drivers and your USB ports should be back to recognizing all devices!
So first turn off your computer using Shut Down or pressing the power button and then UNPLUG it from the wall outlet. Let it sit for about a minute and then plug it back in.
Hope this helps someone fix that pesky “USB device not recognized” Windows error!

P.S. if it is a laptop, power up the laptop with just the batteries, not plugged in to fix this issue.

Give this a try and come back to tell us if it worked or not.

Lexar FireFly... | Answered on May 19, 2009 | 369 views

I'm not too sure from your question what your problem is. Do you mean a USB flash drive/key? Most modern ones don't even require driver installation. Neither do they have a button on, so I must be off point. Without more specific information, the only thing I can suggest is to connect the key directly to a USB port on your computer, and not via a USB hub if you're using one. Sometimes computers can take up to a minute to recognise the drive, after which time to can access by clicking on My Computer.

Lexar FireFly... | Answered on Jul 04, 2008 | 89 views

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