Etcher killed my USB stick


Used the version 1.4.4 of Etcher to burn linux mint ISO and the software reported that it had run and completed successfully but of course not only did it not burn the image, it also bricked my USB stick and it will only format as 2.2MB even though as of last week it was a perfectly working 128GB stick. I got the same error as the guy below who was trying to install Mint and got an efi folder and nothing else. Don’t use this software to burn a mint ISO. Thanks for nothing guys.


I was able to re-partition the drive to recover the USB stick.

Still don’t recommend this software.



exactly same thing happen to me
it turned my usb into 2.2mb , with only efi folder in it

able to re-partition the whole usb to recover

anyone know whats wrong?