Flash Drive File Editable on one system and Read Only on another
Posted on 2009-05-12
I have a Patriot Memory Flash Drive (64 GB) that I use to work with files at home and work. Recently, I have encountered a problem working with text files (notepad). When I edit a file directly on the flash drive on my work system (XP Professional, SP 3) I dont have any problems editing or saving the file. However, when I take that same file and edit it at home (Vista Ultima) I am not able to save the file directly on the Flash drive. It comes up with a read only message. The properties of the file do not indicated that it is read only. However, I can save the file locally to my hard drive and copy it back to the flash drive. The system ask for administration permission (I dont have to enter the password because I am logged in as Administrator) and then warns me that I am going to overwrite a file. I want to do two things. I want to remove the administrative warning that comes up in my administrative account every time I install or run a program. And I want to edit and save files directly to my flash drive without having to copy locally and recopy to flash drive.