Cannot access files on Sony USB flash drive

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I have a Sony USB Flash Drive and I cannot access my files. In some computers, I can access then but in higher Windows Version I can't. In Windows Explorer, it says that the folder is empty. In lower versions a blank directory is shown which I click that then takes me to my files. What do I do? How do I fix this? Please help me.
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  • ToddN2000
    Sounds like it may be a formatting issue or a USB version issue. Is this a USB 2.0 or 3.0 drive? Does the computer in question support this level of USB? What format was the USB drive formatted for?
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  • CaptainQwerty
    Exactly what I was going to suggest.

    I'd also like to just say - Try taking a copy of the files and putting them onto a CD (this rules out USB formatting being an issue) if the new computer can see those files you know its now the files at fault and it is either as ToddN2000 points out - the format of the USB drive or potentially a comparability issue. 
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Backup all the files/folders from your usb flash drive and keep it safe. Now format the flash drive with windows default format tool as fat file system. If it is not working then, download HP usb disk storage format tool and format the same. It may help you.
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  • ToddN2000
    Another option might be to put your file in the cloud. If you have a free Google drive account they let you store up to 15 gig I think. This way you can access the data anywhere.
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