Cannot transfer anything on my flash drive anymore

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Data transfer
Flash drive
So I have a problem with my flash drive. I've recently bought a 250gb one and it's not working like it did a few days ago. I've been having it for 2 weeks now and I've been transferring my videos fine until today. I deleted my app then re-downloaded it, it still happens. I used my other flash drives but they work perfectly fine. The inside of the flash drive is kinda loose though. I can also still transfer things from my flash drive to my computer.

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If you can recover from the drive fine but cannot store new files, I would look at the app itself. There is a lot of issues with people using Firefox and Video download helper. Apparently with a lot of the new security updates in Firefox that app is not working for most users. If you post the app you are using we can possibly provide a better  answer.
Another way you can tell if it’s the app is to try and move any other type of file manually to the drive. If that does not work then it may be a drive issue. If the file moves over fine then it may be the app trying to store directly to the drive in question.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    As you mentioned, it is just tow weeks, hopefully, this is under warranty/guarantee. If yes, don't do anything, carry that flash drive to the location from where you purchased it and tell the same problem. They are liable to either replace that one/repair the same till it is under warranty.
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  • Jaideep Khanduja
    So what I understand is that flash drive to computer transfer is still happening but the computer to flash drive transfer has stopped after you deleted the app and re-downloaded it. May be it is due to the wrong download or there is a new issue that you find in hardware that the drive is a little loose. If other flash drives are working fine for both side transfer and the issue is only with this one, then it is either of the two things that have gone wrong.
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  • EnaGil
    It's a app on my RCA android laptop. The app is ES File Explorer, but like I said I have 2 other flash drives and I can still transfer things to those flash drives.
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  • ToddN2000
    If the other drives are working fine then it wont be the app. I would say its the drive. If you have access to another computer you can try it there. If you say the inside of the drive is loose then I would return it or contact the manufacturer.
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  • bhannah
    It is also possible that in the process of deleting and reinstalling the app to the flash drive that the drive has been made read only. It is possible that the drive is faulty, but upon it appears that you can read files that are stored on it, and transfer them from the drive to else where then drive is actually accessible. Has it been checked for viruses? There are viruses / malware that can hide and make drives not to be properly accessible.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    One more thing you can check the flash drive with an anti virus to make sure that this is not happened due to virus. For this purpose you can use MWAV (free to use) which helps to scan/clean viruses quickly.
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