Tuesday, January 18, 2011

How to fix "fake" pendrives

  1. Click here to download PortFree Production Program version 3.27.
  2. Extract it and run it. You can use 7-zipIZArc or the latest version of WinRAR to decompress 7-zip.
  3. The interface is kinda **** but that's because it's translated (badly) from chinese or something. It should show a list of all USB flashdrives connected to your computer. Don't click on "Check Flash" or it will disconnect the pendrive, instead, click on "OPTION"
  4. Clink on the "Flash Test" tab. Check only the box "Low Level Format" and set Mode to "All Blocks".
  5. Click on the "Capacity Adjust" tab. Here you'll set the real size of your flash drive. Fake pendrives are usually 128 to 256 MB flash drives with that report a fake capacity that's way bigger. This fixes this. Try a higher capacity FIRST.
  6. Click on the "Others" tab. Check "Removable"
  7. Click "OK" and you'll be back at the main window. Click "RUN" and the process will begin.
  8. Wait until it ends.
Now you'll have a pendrive that, despite being smaller than advertised, will work like a normal pendrive.

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