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mUSBfixer

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3.5
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    150,016
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 23, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    575.72KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,663
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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mUSBfixer not only formats USB drives but also recovers data by converting shortcut folders into actual folders you can open. A compact, efficient interface and clear instructions make mUSBfixer extremely easy to use.

Pros

Spartan layout: Less is more with mUSBfixer's user interface. A small, plain box holds File and Help menus, a drop-down list of available drives, and three buttons: Refresh, Format, and Recover.

Help menu: The Help menu includes contact and update resources as well as a link to Web-based instructions.

Fast and effective: Despite an initial hiccup (see below) mUSBfixer formatted a 3GB thumb drive more or less instantaneously.

Folder recovery: We appreciate mUSBfixer's ability to recover data from folders before reformatting.

Cons

Hiccups: We experienced some unhandled exceptions and other system warnings when we first tried to format a drive. We closed and reopened the app and ran the formatting tool again -- this time successfully.

Format options: The ability to select disc format would be nice, though perhaps the software only works with the default format, FAT32. The instructions describe clearly how to use mUSBfixer, but more detailed documentation is lacking.

Bottom Line

When write-protection stymies your efforts to reuse a USB thumb drive, mUSBfixer can help. Despite the initial issues, the software works quickly and effectively.

 
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2 stars

"Easy to use but did not work"

September 01, 2015  |  By oldad1955

 |  Version: mUSBfixer 2.0

Pros

Simple, easy interface

Cons

Would not unlock or remove write protection from SD card so I could reformat.

Summary

Some SD cards and USB Flash drives cannot be written to after a certain amount of use. The SD card I tried may fit that category. I will try others and update my review later.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
New UI and Recover bug fixed
General
Publisher Mhotspot
Publisher web site http://www.mhotspot.com
Release Date April 21, 2013
Date Added April 23, 2013
Version 2.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 575.72KB
File Name musbfixer_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 150,016
Downloads Last Week 2,663
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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