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Very good
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out of 2 votes out of 2 votes

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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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User Reviews

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1 stars

"Does not show USB drive in list"

November 29, 2015  |  By msocks

2015-11-29 14:40:57  |  By msocks

 |  Version: mUSBfixer 2.0


Did not work


Although Windows 7 showed the bad USB flash drive, mUSBfixer did not show it its list, and hence refused to reset the drive.

I believe a USB drive has a bios, and if that gets corrupted, then you cannot red or format that drive, and you get a "write protection error". This utility did not fix this problem.

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2 stars

"Easy to use but did not work"

September 01, 2015  |  By oldad1955

2015-09-01 06:12:59  |  By oldad1955

 |  Version: mUSBfixer 2.0


Simple, easy interface


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


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

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 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 575.72KB
File Name musbfixer_setup.exe
Total Downloads 257,190
Downloads Last Week 2,013
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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