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With myflash drives when i try to save files that I have typed useing word 2007 on my computer it tells me that word dosen't have permission to save this file but it will save on my mom computer

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It may not be a problem with your flash drive but possibly a problem with the privileges of your account on that particular computer. Be sure that the computer you are having problems saving from you are logged in as a full administrator not just a power user or a user. second check on the sharing settings on the flash drive, typically these should not be set but there might have been something mistakenly set disallowing you access to save to it.

secondly, is there any software that is built in to the flash drive? some flash drives when you first use them they already have some files and programs that will pop up as you use it and some of them are lock down software that may be also denying you writing privileges.

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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This will be nice that all your local Hard drives are mounted automatically during the boot. This can be achieved by modifying "fstab" (File System TABle) file. This file is located on /etc/ which would need superuser permissions(root user password) to modify.

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