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Using U3 flash drive in photo kiosks

I just bought an 8GB flash drive. I did not realize it is one of the ones with a U3 system, until after I opened and launched it. I want to just reformat the whole drive to be able to use it without the U3 system. If I just use my PC system to format the drive will this be okay? I was reading some stuff online that said reformating a U3 system can make it not work. I would rather not ruin the flash drive because it was expensive, but I need to be able to use it in photo kiosks, and it's worthless to me if I can't. Because it launches two applications with the U3 system in, there is no way to use it in the majority of photo kiosks.

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Hi,

The drive should be usable after a full format. I have done this many times and I have yet to see a drive not work.

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SanDisk 8gb drive with u3 installed How can I


  1. Run the launchpad program.
  2. Double click on the icon to open up the main windows.
  3. Click on Settings and the U3 Launchpad Settings.
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  4. Click on Uninstall tab on the side and then Uninstall U3 Launchpad. Before you do this, make sure all the programs on the flash have been closed and all the explorer windows are closed, too.
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After uninstallation, the drive has only one partition. The pesky ready only partition with U3 program is gone.

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I can not format it


How do I uninstall U3 from my flash drive Most U3 smart drives come with an uninstall utility that converts the U3 smart drive into a regular USB flash drive. This utility can be accessed from the U3 Launchpad. Open the U3 Launchpad and click on Settings, then select U3 Launchpad Settings and click on the Uninstall tab. Some devices have a link to the Uninstall utility under Help and Support.
If you can not find the uninstall utility on your U3 smart drive you can download it from the following locations:
Remove U3
U3 removal tool for MAC

Jan 11, 2010 | SanDisk 2GB Cruzer Micro SDCZ62048A10 Hard...

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Cruzer Micro 8GB flash drive - no user manual


Open Windows Explorer on your PC. You should see it there when you expand the "my computer" tree on the left side (click the + symbol next to 'my computer'). It will show up as a drive letter, depending on how many hard drives and optical drives you have in your system, it could be drive letter "E", "F" or even higher. It will probably say "Cruzer" next to the drive letter. All you have to do is drag and drop your files onto the drive letter. Simple, you don't need instructions.

Feb 07, 2009 | SanDisk 2GB Cruzer Micro SDCZ62048A10 Hard...

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Cruzer micro 1.0 GB


Hello,

The Cruzer Micro flash drive either uses a proprietary operating system to function and load its set of utilities that include encryption, etc. or it doesn't... most of them do. Without this intact you drive won't function and be recognized. The Operating System is called U3.

Select this link to download the San Disk format, read/write check utility for your flash drive. It will also report back the need or not for the U3 Launch Pad (to be recognized and run in Windows).

Once you have run the utility and it has offered to format your drive from scratch again, if need be, to get it working as it was, and you've been told the drive supports or requires the U3 Launch Pad select this link to reach the download page and choose between the Titanium or Titanium Plus, download install the appropriate U3 Launch Pad operating system.

As you may already know, your flash drive and all San Disk products have a five year warranty. For what these drives cost today the postage alone to send it in would come awful close to the purchase price of another one. But, the choice is yours.

Me, I'm looking at the Cruzer Voyager 8GB to replace my 2GB drive as the Voyager is shock proof and water proof and has been field tested for several months now. Its available at NewEgg.com here for half the price as when it first came out. Its selling for $59.99 and there is a $20 mail in rebate that makes the final cost even sweeter.

I hope all of the above information gets you going again and has fixed your problem. Please don't forget to rate this as fixed. I'd get your 1GB drive straightened with my solutions and then get an 8GB Voyager at some point.

Regards,
Worldvet

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Sandisk flash drive


Strange... Vista does seem to have a problem with everything Sandisk...

Anyway, this should be all you need:

Launchpad Installer

Launchpad Uninstaller

Mar 19, 2008 | SanDisk 2GB Cruzer Micro SDCZ62048A10 Hard...

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Trouble with USB Flash at Picture Kiosk


The issues you've experienced may have several folds. Firstly, your Mac actually creates a ".Trash" folder on your flash drive and dumps your "deleted" pictures into that folder. After that, you can't find your pictures from your Mac anymore unless you go through your trash can. On the PC end, the .Trash folder may not be hidden, depending on the PC's view settings, so you may be able to see them. Secondly, you seem to have tried to delete some pictures and that may have put the files in limbo if you pulled the drive out of the socket too soon. These files are treated differently depending on the computer's operating system version and configuration. Lastly, a problem lies in that the Sandisk Cruzer with U3 Smart has really poor software that it conflicts with other software installed on the PC. Sandisk's current solution is for you to uninstall those software and wait for the firmware updates.

As for getting your 1900 pictures back, check your trash in the Mac with the drive attached. If nothing turns up, then go to a XP PC that has view hidden folders/files option enabled. You should be able to locate the pictures then. If not, ask around for file recovery utilities for PC and try those. But don't copy new data on the flash drive or you may overwrite the old pictures. Finally, to wipe everything clean... you should format the device from a PC if you intend to use it between Macs and PCs. If you are going to format the device in PC, just right click on the drive and select "Format." Remember to choose FAT32 as the partition table type for interoperability.

Jan 05, 2008 | SanDisk 2GB Cruzer Micro SDCZ62048A10 Hard...

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Is the account that your tying to access the drive with an Administrator account? If not, Log in as Administrator and try to access the new drive. If you ARE using Administrator privileges on the vista machine, the problem lies in the U3 smart driver. Try downloading and installing the drivers for the XP SP2 os on scan disks website, If vista rejects the install package off of the scan disk website, let me know and i'll extract the drivers and build an install for them for you.

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