Question about PNY Optima 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Dark Red/Amber
The flash drive was working properly on my macbook until a few weeks ago after I lend my flash drive to my friend who uses windows vista. It is no longer writtable when I plugged it into my macbook, now when I plug it in in any kind of computer with different operating systems it does not work. It's not even recognized by any computers. I've never had this problem and I've also been searching on the web for solutions. Please help me if you know the answer to this problem. Thank you!!!
Plug in the stick. wait for it to come up on the desktop then click on it once. (do not open it).
From the file menu select "Get Info"
In the panel that opens up you will see a row of coloured squares. Underneath is a checkbox marked "Locked"
Is it empty or ticked?
If it's ticked, untick and see what happens in disk utility. If it's not ticked that then would appear to be a problem with the stick.
For what it's worth, I did a google on this stick and found that there are numerous posts about it becoming read only on Vista, so it may well be a problem with the manufacturer.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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