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Editors' Review


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.


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.


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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0
New UI and Recover bug fixed
Publisher Mhotspot
Publisher web site
Release Date April 21, 2013
Date Added April 23, 2013
Version 2.0
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 575.72KB
File Name musbfixer_setup.exe
Total Downloads 100,597
Downloads Last Week 3,739
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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