Specified Module Could Not Be Found Windows 10 FIX - Windows Basics


Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Specified Module Could Not Be Found Windows 10 FIX

USB flash drivers are perfect for storing files and folders on the go: they have a huge amount of storage compared to their tiny size.

But sometimes, even the USB flash drive is not working as intended, leaving users unable to access their files.

Not being able to find the module specified is one of the most annoying errors you can encounter when connecting a USB flash drive to your computer. In this quick guide, we'll show you how to fix it.

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Use Command Prompt
The specified module could not be found also appears if the attributes of your flash drive are modified. This usually happens after being infected with a virus, so if you haven't scanned your flash drive yet, we recommend that you do.

1. Check your flash drive letter. You can do that by opening This PC. Be sure to remember the correct letter of your USB flash drive. In our case, the designated letter is F, but it may be different on your computer.

2. Type Command Prompt in the search box, right-click on the result, and click on Run as Administrator to open the Command Prompt with administrative rights.
3. When the Command Prompt opens, you need to enter attrib -h -r -s F:*.* /s /d. Be sure to replace F: with the character you got in Step 1
In our example we have F, but you can get another character on your PC. It's important to use the correct letter, but if you accidentally enter the wrong letter, you might be causing problems with your PC, so be cautious.
4. After the command is executed, close the Command Prompt.
After doing that, you should be able to access your flash drive without any problems.

Some users also suggest copying the contents of the flash drive to your hard drive and then using the Command Prompt to fix the problem. To do that, follow these steps:

1. Open this PC and find your USB flash drive. Right click on it and choose Copy from the menu.
2. Paste the contents of the flash drive into a desired folder on your hard drive. We have created a new directory for this purpose.
3. Hold the Shift key on your keyboard and right click the folder that has files from your USB flash drive in it. Choose Open command window here from the menu.
4. Command Prompt will now appear. Enter attrib -r -s -h /s /d command and press Enter to run it

5. After running the command, close the Command Prompt.
If your Shift key isn't working, quickly fix this problem with the help of this helpful guide.
Now you should be able to access the backed up files without problems. The last thing you need to do is format your USB flash drive. To do that, follow these steps:
1. Go to this PC, find your USB flash drive, right-click on it and choose Format from the menu.
2. Choose the formatting options and click the Start button.
Wait while Windows 10 formats your drive.
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Once your drive is formatted, you should be able to access it without any problems.
Specified module not found USB error will prevent you from accessing the files on your USB flash drive. Users have reported that changing the properties of your flash drive can easily fix the problem, so be sure to try that.
In addition, it’s always a good idea to scan your flash drive and be sure that it’s clean from viruses.

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