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Format how do you format the drive to be able to send large files? i was told to right click and i should find "format" on the "tools" tab... I don't see that. help!

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  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    What about the same problem but with Mac OS?

  • waitin4_da1 Aug 24, 2008

    thank you so much!

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Hi

Sorry for late reply

In windows Right Click My computer go to manage then Disk Management, Right Click the Drive which u need to format and delete or format the drive with NTFS partition

Thanks

T.Boopathy

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

  • Boopathy Thangamuthu
    Boopathy Thangamuthu Aug 23, 2008

    Hai

    In mac go to MAC HDD then Application then Utilitys then Disk utility there u can format the HDD by using erase option select the partition as EXT journaled

    Thanks

    T.Boopathy



  • Boopathy Thangamuthu
    Boopathy Thangamuthu Aug 23, 2008

    Hai

    In mac go to MAC HDD then Application then Utilitys then Disk utility there u can format the HDD by using erase option select the partition as EXT journaled

    Thanks

    T.Boopathy



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You have to be the computers administrator to change any values on any hard drive on your computer


click start control panel user accounts on the users tab click the name of the computer administrator you must have full control


click start click to open on my computer you should see your usb drive could be E: or something right click select properties there will be an array of options

select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box


then click permissions make sure you have all 3 boxes ticked full control changes and read in windows 7


click start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP


click start right click on my computer select open
Right click the icon of your usb drive (It should be E:/ or something)
Click Properties in the menu that comes up
Click the Sharing tab
Click permissions
And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.



click start click on my computer you should see your usb drive

right click then select format


another way is to control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select format




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Even after succesful formatting I am unable to add any data in 8GB Transcend Pen Drive


in what format ntfs or fat?
you might need to format in fat

click start click to open on my computer you should see your usb drive could be E: or something right click select properties there will be an array of options

select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box


then click permissions make sure you have all 3 boxes ticked full control changes and read in windows 7

click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes

automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start

you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive


then you restore it to its default status


Right click on usb drive select properties you will have an array of options


Select the hardware option then select your drive properties policies

restore defaults


In XP


Right click on your drive select properties then on customize restore Default in W 7


you might have to alternate doing this repeatedly until the problem is resolved


click start control panel scroll to folder options view place a tick in show hidden files folders and drives
this may vary depending on your operating system


click start click on my computer you should see your usb drive
right click then select format

another way is to control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select format

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My pendrive is write protected & first time copy


Dear User,
Please follow these steps.,
connect the pen drive, after autoruns,
please go to my computer-manage-disk management-
in this tab please find the usb pan drive as removable storage drive right click on the pan drive & format the same in the format option please tick the quick format wait for some seconds its format.


if format done, then no issue.................
but if no..............then try below steps.
go to start menu- click run-type "cmd", black screen spears, in that screen please type your pan drive drive name .i.e :-
G: and press enter,
now ur drive is open now please type "format G:" or whatever ur drive name..& again hit enter ur format done this is master formatting process...................if u like please don't forgot me............dear



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When the flash drive is inserted and is still detected Kingston, flash drives can be repaired and the data can be saved.

How to save data
To save data, use software full version, for example, you can use EASEUS Data Recovery. After the data is saved, do the repair flash drive.

Repair flash drive Kingston
1. Right-click the flash drive, select Format - select quick format. If this does not work, don't repeat, do the second.
2. Format from Administrative Tools.
Win XP: click START - Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management - right click the flash drive - select Format - select quick format
Win Vista & 7: click START - Control Panel - select View by: Large Icons - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management - right click the flash drive - select Format - Perform a quick format - OK. If this does not work, don't repeat, do the third process.
3. Format using the software, the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. Make the process quick format. If this does not work, don't repeat, do the fourth.
4. Repair the flash drive using the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility (Support Win XP, Vista, 7)

How to install the HP Drive Key Boot Utility to the operating system
Win XP: double click the file cp006049.exe - select Install
Win Vista & 7: double click the file cp006049.exe - select extract

How to use the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility

For Win XP, first way
Insert the flash drive - open the HP Drive Key Boot Utility - Next - select flash drives - Next - Create New or Replace ..., select Next - Next select Hard Drive - Create New File system, select Next - wait for the process is completed - Select Next - HP firmware Flash ..., select Next - wait for the process is completed - finish. Then, quick format the flash drive.

For Win XP, second way
Insert the flash drive - open the HP Drive Key Boot Utility - Next - select flash drives - Next - select Backup/Restore - Next - click Restore - click browse, open file C:\Program Files\Compaq\hpdkbu\ flash\initrd.img - Next - wait until the process is complete.

For Win Vista & 7, first way
Insert the flash drive - double click cp006049.exe - for example, extract to C:\HP Drive Key Boot. Open folder C:\HP Drive Key Boot then double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next - select flash drives - Next - Create New or Replace ..., select Next - Next select Hard Drive - Create New File system, select Next - wait for the process is completed - Select Next - HP firmware Flash ..., select Next - wait for the process is completed - finish. Then, quick format the flash drive.

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Insert the flash drive - double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next - select flash drives - Next - select Backup/Restore - Next - click Restore - click browse, open file C:\HP Drive Key Boot\initrd.img - Next - wait until the process is complete.

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USB drives can be write-protected by modifying the StoreageDevicePolicies Registry key and WriteProtect Registry value.
click Start>run>regedit to open Registry Editor. and press control+F to open the find dialogue box and type "usb device" or "driverdesc" to open usb mass storage device or type "usb mass storage device" in the search windows. And right click on it and delete. This will set the policy value to 0. then insert your usb device. It will work fine.
# Remember: do not delete any unknow files in the registry as this will make some programes not work as usual.

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If you are running a Windows XP OS then you might be able to:

- click start right click on my computer select open
- Right click the icon of your Flash Drive (It should be F:/ or something)
- Click Properties in the menu that comes up
- Click the Sharing tab
- Click permissions
- And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.
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click start right click on my computer select open you should see your drive
right click then select format
another way is to control panel administrive tools,computer management disk management right click on your drive select format
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click start click on my computer you should see your pen drive
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another way is to control panel administrive tools,computer management disk management right click on your drive select format
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Check what the "File System" type is by going to Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Manager. Select the external drive and read the "File System" type. The file system type must be "FAT32" in order for the Playstation to recognize it.
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