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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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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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I have a Sandisk 8GB cruzer. When I insert it into port the U3 yellow box doesn't come up so I can't set a password. What do I do?


There is a known problem with the U3 software and Windows 7. Are you running Win 7?
Sandisk has upgraded and compatible software available here:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3682/~/u3-launchpad-update-for-windows-7
Good Luck, Mikeywaf

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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.
    u3uninstall-300x243.jpg
After uninstallation, the drive has only one partition. The pesky ready only partition with U3 program is gone.

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Lost instructions need to know how to download pictures to cruzer micro


USER MANUAL LINK



Copying to or from a USB device is the same as copying to or from any standard disk device.

1. Click on your desired file to select it.

NOTE: You can select multiple files by holding down the Ctrl while left click on the desired files. Or you can select all files by holding down Ctrl and press A.

2. On your keyboard, hold down the Ctrl key and press C.
3. Navigate to the desired folder destination.
4. Hold down the Ctrl key and press V.




U3 smart drive is a USB flash drive that allows you to install and run U3 smart applications from the U3 smart drive itself. When you use a drive in this manner, you can take your applications with you and run them on any Windows 2000 or XP computer.

Not only can you use the U3 smart drive for carrying your files but you can also carry your applications with your personalized settings with you as well. There is an application that is included on every U3 smart drive called the U3 Launchpad and it is your console for managing the applications that are installed on your U3 smart drive. The U3 Launchpad also provides utilities that let you customize your U3 smart drive your way.

More on U3:
Under the hood, a U3 smart drive is an advanced USB flash drive with special features that allow the U3 smart drive to take on multiple personalities depending on how it has been configured. The default configuration is composed of two drive letters or domains. One of the drive letters is a removable mass storage domain just like any other USB flash drive. The other drive letter or domain emulates a closed CD-R CD disc in a CD drive and contains the U3 system files that makeup the U3 Launchpad. When you connect the U3 smart drive to your PC, you will see two new drive letters after the Windows OS has fully set up the drive.

You will see the emulated CD-R drive which usually is indicated in file explorer by a U3 logo and another drive letter that is the mass storage domain. The mass storage drive letter will have a label with a name like "My U3 Drive" or some other manufacturer specific label. Newer versions of the U3 Launchpad lets you rename the drive letter label using the Status and Settings dialog. Older U3 Launchpads can be renamed by right clicking on its drive letter label in file explorer and selecting rename.

The drive letters assigned to the two drive domains by the Windows operating system can be any available letter but typically are between F: and Z:. The two letters may or may not be sequential and the mass storage drive letter may be before the CD-R drive letter. You do need to see both drive letters appear in order for the U3 Launchpad to run.

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Sandisk U3 Cruzer Micro 8Gb Cant Format :S


rite click on it in mycomputer and click propertys to see if your thunb drive even has memory on it could have ben fried by sum and has no memory now

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8gb USB scandisk glitch / freezing issue


Hi ,

Try to set up the U3 device not to run at insert , you can do that by left click on the U3 icon and then choose the right item from the menu.
it may help you at start up phase.

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Cruzer Micro 8GB flash drive - no user manual


Plug it into the USB port. Press Windows-E to bring up the Explorer window, or start My Computer and open the removable drive.

You can then drag&drop files to/from the flash drive just as you do on the hard drive.

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My 8gb micro cruzer flash drive has been unformatted.




i)let me suggest i ur able the flash drive icon when you go in desktop or my computer then right click on that drive and click the option format and follow instructions, if you are able to format successfully, then no worries if formatting is not done.....


ii) then try to keep your windows'xp or vista cd in the cd tray and restrat system and follow the procedure formating system(i'm not saying to install or reloading a pc), when u reach a position where u see all the partition(like c, d ,e drive ... with memories), u will also see the flash drive partition along with hard-disk partion separately...

now click on the flash drive partition and press the button D to delete partition and follow instruction after do this , press C to create partition and u will see that a letter(e, f..) will be given to our flash drive....
now quit xp (by pressing ESC, donot proceed loading XP or vista) and now restart system and i think ur flash drive will work.....

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U3 Flash Drives - What Are They and How to Remove U3 Software if Desired


U3 Smart Drives are regular USB flash drives with a twist. Programs can be installed on them and the data from those programs will travel with you. In other words, U3 Drives are computers on a stick. Although the technology is relatively new (the company started in January 2005), there is a wide variety of programs that can be used on these supercharged USB drives. 
One of the most important advantages of using a U3 enabled flash drive is the ability to take your documents, photos, email, address book, favorites, webpage logins, and more with you wherever you go.  


Of course you can backup all these files on a normal USB flash drive or other removable device, but the advantage of using a U3 drive is the programs along with the data are on the USB drive. This means you'll be able to work on a report, view photos, look up an email address, and more simply by plugging the device into a computer and pulling it up. You dont necessarily have to take a laptop with you anymore to get your work done. 

You can't make a "normal" USB flash drive into a U3 enabled drive. The U3 system software is pre-loaded on the drives and cannot be added to a normal drive. When a U3 drive is plugged into a computer, it creates two drives. One is a CD drive with the system software on it and the other is a removable drive that you can use to store information.

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