Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

USB flash drive cannot be read when logged in as Windows user

Posted on 2010-09-09
8
Medium Priority
?
485 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I have an USB flash drive which can only be read if I logged into Windows XP as an administrator. What can I do so it can also be read when logged as an User or Power User.

Thank you in advance

0
Comment
Question by:macga
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
8 Comments
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Lukasz Chmielewski
ID: 33643740
Does the user see any drive letter ?
0
 
LVL 65

Expert Comment

by:rockiroads
ID: 33643754
might be some kind of usb lock on it. if its that much of an issue can you not copy the files onto your c drive (as xp admin), format usb drive then copy again? depending on the lock it might or might not work (formatting that is)
0
Learn Veeam advantages over legacy backup

Every day, more and more legacy backup customers switch to Veeam. Technologies designed for the client-server era cannot restore any IT service running in the hybrid cloud within seconds. Learn top Veeam advantages over legacy backup and get Veeam for the price of your renewal

 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
slemmesmi earned 2000 total points
ID: 33643791
Dear macga,

I see you have this question posted twice!

I have placed the following answer (ID:33643699) in your first post (ID:26463774):
*snip BEGIN*
check out http://destefano.wordpress.com/2009/12/31/access-denied-windows7/ which describes your problem and the solution thereto.
Alternately also have a look at http://blarts.wordpress.com/2007/12/08/access-denied-when-accessing-usb-drives-in-windows-vista/ (Vista works in that fact the same as Windows 7).
*snip END*

Kind regards,
Soren
0
 

Author Comment

by:macga
ID: 33643834
Roads_Roads:No can not see any drive letter

Cheers
0
 

Author Comment

by:macga
ID: 33643838
Rockiroads:

Sorry I should have mentioned this is for an office which in term has access restriction for the office staff.

Cheers
0
 
LVL 65

Expert Comment

by:rockiroads
ID: 33643860
well if there is access restrictions then I am not sure how you can bypass this. maybe start windows explorer (run as on right click) as administrator, would that help?
0
 

Author Comment

by:macga
ID: 33644483
Dear slemmesmi,

Althought the recommended article on A DeStefano Blog has a different issue than mine. However since I installed and ran the program "Partition Wizard Home Edition" as an administrator, plug in the USB flash drive, I didn't even run the scan as mentioned in A DeStefano Blog, only executed the program and closed it. Now I'm able to access the USB flash drive as an User or Power User.

Not sure how and why, but as long as it works...

Many thanks for everyone's inputs and suggestions.

Kind Regards

MacGa
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to update Firmware and Bios in Dell Equalogic PS6000 Arrays and Hard Disks firmware update.
Article by: evilrix
Looking for a way to avoid searching through large data sets for data that doesn't exist? A Bloom Filter might be what you need. This data structure is a probabilistic filter that allows you to avoid unnecessary searches when you know the data defin…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

618 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question