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I have a Gigaware 4GB flash drive. When I initially moved my files to the disk, I was prompted for a password to encrypt the drive. I didn't select one because I didn't want one or need one! I

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When it asks for a password try just clicking in the password box and see if it accepts it
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SOURCE: Unable to access files on the flash drive

SDHC cards are not backward compatible with normal SD cards..therefore older devices will not recognise them...your built in card reader is probably not sdhc...try downloading directly from camera or use a sdhc usb card reader

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SOURCE: flash drive write protected can't move files

Anyone can help me to my problem with my 2GB imition USB flash drive, it has been writed-protected and there is no switch to disable it, what should i do to this kind of protection. plzzzzz help...

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SOURCE: SanDisk Usb Flash 8GB unable to format

TRY SOME OF THESE STEPS BEFORE YOU THROW IT

I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most USB portable / external hard drives and OTHER devices (though not always)

A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems (mac/ Linux) similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)

3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.

5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especially true if you move a HUB to another port

If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.
Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further

USB flash drives can fail for no apparent reason.
Sandisk Cruzers are especially bad for this.

USB hard drives should be treated with extreme care.
This is a real hard drive ! and knocks and bumps can quite literally kill them.

It is possible to remove drives from the enclosures in most cases and connect directly inside a PC to fully check it.

Note that if you hear a drive clicking or pinging this could be the worst thing you would hear.
Known as "The Click Of Death"

If none of the above steps help look at updating the drivers from the manufacturers web site in the support section.
 
 
 

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SOURCE: I have a cruzer micro 16Gb flash drive with 14.9Gb

Did you reformat as NTFS instead of the default FAT32? FAT32 can only transfer files up to 4.0Gb in size. If you reformat as NTFS, you can move larger files.

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SOURCE: how do I get info to correctly use my san disk flash drive

1. Download this tool:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/HPUSBFW_2.2.3_MASTER.exe

2. Format

(Before removing USB flash drive click on the Safely Remove
Hardware icon and then click on USB flash drive you want to remove)

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Decrypt files on a mac


Maybe there is a version of the software you used to encrypt that is compatible with mac ?

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I have a transcend 4gb pendrive.Can I able to set a pasword for it. Any utility is available to protect my pendrive?


Hi Vgvimalgouta,

To protect your Pen Drive , Please follow the below steps :-

  1. Physical Security is the best security in case of Pen Drive, I would say keep the Pen Drive out of reach of anyone but you.
  2. Make sure that you keep only the data that you have already encrypted , if it's very confidential, for e.g. password protect your files and folders into one zip/rar archive , so that even if someone get's your pendrive , he would not be able to have access to your files and folders.
  3. There are many paid software for protecting files and folders, However I know of a Free application that can help you out.
  4. The free Application is Remora USB Disk Guard , You can download the application from this link -- http://bit.ly/moVnDu
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When i plug it into my computer it comes up as a cd drive with 0 bytes free of 0 bytes im running windows 7 now but when i got it i was running windows xp


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I want to save the files on my gigaware flash drive that needs to be reformated. How can I save my files? I have adobe, word, and powerpoint presentations saved to the drive.


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I want to "lock" the flash drive with a password.


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  1. Step 1 Choose "Tools" from the menu bar at the top of the program, such as Microsoft Wordmag-glass_10x10.gif, and pick "Options."
  2. Step 2 Select "Security" from the many tabs displayed in the new popup window. Create a password in the "Password to Open" or "Password to Modify" section and click "OK" at the bottom of the box.
  3. Step 3 Confirm your password when prompted. Drag the password protected files to your flash drive. To open a protected file, enter password when prompted. Remember, passwords are case sensitive.
  4. Encrypt Entire Flash Drive
  5. Step 1 Download and install the freeware program "Cryptainer LE" onto your PC or laptop. Enter a meaningful password from 8 to 100 characters and define the file location and size, which you can change at a later time. Enter your password when prompted.
  6. Step 2 Install Cryptainer Mobile when the Cryptainer LE installation is complete. Select "Tools" on the menu bar at the top of your screen. Select "Install Cryptainer Mobile" and follow the prompts. The Mobile version comes with the LE download.
  7. Step 3 Close the LE version on your desktop. Select a location and meaningful password for the Mobile version. To protect important files and folders, drag and drop them into the vault, the location of the encrypted files.

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Can I password protect my Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drive, 4 GB for in the case I loose it?


Hi,
The Cuzer has its own encryption software. Plug the Cruzer in a USB 2.0 prt on the computer. If the Cruzer LaunchPad does not execute by default, use the Windows explorer to explore My computer. You will see two icons related to your cruzer, one of them is a CD_ROM. In fact it is the LaunchPad of the U3Smart OS that come swith the Cruzer.
Click on the CD-ROM icon and an a yellow icon (U3) installs on the system tray. Click on it. A pop-up window deploys. Click the Settings button on the right side (2nd menu on the right, under explore drive). You will have to configure U3 LaunchPad Settings. Select Security and enable security.

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You will be prompted for a password.

Warning: If you use the Cruzer on Macs or Linux, you will not be able to open it on these OS's if security is enabled. You will be able to open it on Windows only.

Hope it helps.
Thank you for using FixYa.


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