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how do i remove write-protection from my cruzer edge flash drive

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

click start control panel user accounts you should see a box with the administrator and the guest account if

you have made one click on the administrator this may vary depending on which operating system you have

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

select the security tab option then advanced make sure you have full control in windows 7

click start click to open on my computer you should see your usb drive E: 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.

hope this helps you

Posted on Jan 23, 2012


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How to recover data from SanDisk cruzer micro 8GB U3 launchpad?

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I forgot my password for my SanDisk cruzer micro 8GB U3 launchpad jump drive and after entering the wrong password too many times (I really thought I remembered it) this message came up:

You have reached the maximum number of failed password attempts. For security reasons, all data and programs on your U3 device are now permanently inaccessible. You have to erase all data to continue using your U3 smart drive. Click 'Erase' button to erase all device data or click 'Cancel' to abort the launchpad and decide later

Please can somebody show a way of overriding this. I haven't yet erased any data. I can't bring myself to. Everything is on this drive, my whole life basically and stupid me never bothered to backup everything. My life literally hangs in the balance. I can't stress how important this is. If someone could even point me in the right direction i would be so grateful.

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My Micro Sandisk Cruzer USB U3 (16GB) indicates the error the disk in drive I is not formatted, Do you want to format it now? How do you resolve this without reformatting and lost of data?

Posted on Apr 14, 2010


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message "the disk in a destination drive is full"\...

Message "the disk in a destination drive is full"file to copy 5gb free space on disk 7gb

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Right Click USB > Properties > Hardware TAB > find your USB or general usb flash disk usb device , Double Click it > Go Policies TAB > Optimize for perfromance

then Click Yes ,

don't press the emergency restart

then format it ,

right click > format file system , choose NTFS
then wait ,,

copy and paste

Posted on Dec 03, 2010


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how to remove write protection from Sandisk micro

how to remove write protection from Sandisk micro cruzer thumbdrive?

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LLFTOOL is a utility for low-level disk drive formatting,
also supports formatting of FLASH cards using a card-reader.

1. Download this tool:

2. Format thumbdrive

(WARNING: After running this low level format tool,
the whole USB flash disk surface will be fully erased.
Therefore, data restoration will be impossible after using this utility!)

Posted on Feb 04, 2010


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How format SanDisk cruzer Micro 8GB

The flash drive was full when I bought it ( new ) with a zip software( 5.8 GB and a driver 1.6 GB 

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copy the files to you're pc, and if you use windows just go in my computer and right click on the flash disk icon and click format check the quick format box and the press format.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009


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San disk not showing up on the computers

I am plugging in my usb flashdrive and nothing pops up or is in my computer... I wanted to see if i could still retrieve the data somehow.. it is mostly pictures and microsoft word documents.. thank you

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Do you have a drive letter F already on your computer? If so, many USB flash drives try to use that drive letter and do not show up in your "My Computer".

You can go to your disk manager and see if the disk is actually present:
right click on your My Computer icon -> manage
choose Disk management

See if the flash drive is listed. If not, try another USB port - still not? Drive may be bad :-(

If the drive is listed, right click on the square to the left side and choose "change drive letter" Change it to an unused letter, such as "U". Check your My Computer, it will be there

Hope this helps

Posted on Jun 18, 2009


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SanDisk Usb Flash 8GB unable to format

The device is not opening so when i double click it, it prompts me to format it. If i try to format it XP os is unable to format.

When i go to Properties: Type: Removable Disk File system: RAW. Pls help.

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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.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009


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win 98se detects cruzer blade

win 98se detects cruzer blade 4GB but no driver software is available

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The problem is that WIN98 does not have a USB driver unless you can download it from somewhere.
I suggest you upgrade Windows to at least WIN ME which will support USB devices.

Posted on Oct 23, 2010


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my computer cannot recognize sanDisk Cruzer 8 GB

my computer has window xp

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click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X

you will need to update/reinstall drivers

right click to reinstall drivers

if you can see your usb drive but its not working

ports (com&lpt) right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem

check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems to a computer and its parts

if you need more help with post a reply

hope it helps

Posted on Sep 11, 2012


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ScanDisk Cruzer Memory Stick locked up.

Forgot password. Now the thumb drive is lucked up with only option to errase all data. Can this be remedied

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Try the data recovery using Sandisk Recovery Pro. It might be of help.

Download it from:

And install it. Then run it.

If it doesn't help, there are other tools that might be of help.


Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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