Can't install ReadyBoost volume. Vista says volume already exists.. Help...

Posted on 2007-10-20
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
Trying to install a new ReadyBoost volume, but Vista says a cache exists on a different device and to remove that cache before installing this one.  But one doesn't....

I had a cache on my thumb drive but I turned readyboost off for it.  When I try to use it, I get the same message as above.  
Question by:cdoggett
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    Disable Readyboost, go to start / run: cmd

    Type x:
    (where x is your pendrive drive letter) and then type: attrib

    You will see a hidden cache file, for example "x:\readyboost.cache"

    Finally, type: attrib -s -h "x:\readyboost.cache"

    And delete that file from windows explorer.

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