Word spacing screwed up by saving on faulty flash drive?
February 22, 2012 7:52 AM Subscribe
When I save MS Word docs, a lot of my spacings between words are being eliminated. In just about every sentence, it happens at least once! To be clear, instead of something like "and the", it will say "andthe". Could it be a faulty flash drive?
posted by Eiwalker to computers & internet (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
When I'm working on a document and I save it, the formatting doesn't instantly change. It only changes after I've closed it and then re-opened it.
It happens even when I don't remove the flash drive. That is, I can save the document, close it, and then immediately re-open it, and it will have the spacing problems. (Thus the problems don't result from improperly removing the flash drive.)
It happens no matter which computer I use; so I doubt think it's a problem with all the computers.
For these reasons, I think it's the flash drive. My main question, then, is whether it is common for flash drives to "go wacky" when they get old (this one is about three years old). If so, is it possible to fix them, or should they just be tossed in the garbage?