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URGENT: USB LOCK 1.0 MADE MY MEMORY STICK UNUSABLE

Hello Everyone,

I really need your help. I used USB Lock 1.0 just to try it http://www.newsoftwares.net/usb-lock/ I locked my memory stick pretty easily, but I can't unlock it back. All my files in the memory stick have been encrypted. I can't find the USBLock.exe file I think it was encrypted as well. I tried re-downloading the USBLock.exe file but I can't paste it in the memory stick because the memory stick now shows as Full, with used capacity 124 KB and Free Space 0 bytes. Nothing happens when I insert the memory stick, so no autorun works, it just shows me encrypted files.

 I am using windows xp, my memory stick is Kingston G2.
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adkry
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Just download/run the application directly from the link or store it in %TEMP% on your PC instead of the memory stick.
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adkryAuthor Commented:
I redownloaded the file from here http://www.newsoftwares.net/download/usblock1-en/usb-lock-en.exe then I placed it in the %TEMP% folder, then I ran it but I still got the same response as follows:
"This Program run in USB/External drives.
Copy USB Lock to such a drive and run it."

I used internet explorer to run from the link directly but I still got the same response.
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adkryAuthor Commented:
Any help please ????
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
From their site:

"Your protected USB Drive can be easily Unlocked by simply running USB Lock and entering the password. One you have entered the correct password, click on Unlock to open your USB drive. Important: Please remember that your device will remain Unlocked and unprotected until you manually Lock it with USB Lock."

If you can't run the application after locking your device that there is something wrong with the application. I would contact newsoftwares IIWY
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adkryAuthor Commented:
I agree, seems like there's no other option, I'm gonna 'do sth bad' to them if my memory stick is gonne for good, I was actually trying to protect my information and there it's jacking gone :S
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rogerhuntCommented:
If you have another larger flash drive, you could try to clone the encrypted drive over to the larger one and see if there is enough space left over for the usblock.exe file.  Keep in mind that it will erase the drive you are copying to so make sure there isn't anything you want on the destination drive.  There are many disk cloning programs out there.  What you would need is something that will do a sector by sector copy of the disk.  This a free one you could try: EaseUS Todo Backup
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
@rogerhunt, good idea! In case of EaseUS I would use the backup & restore instead of the clone function.

To backup:
http://www.todo-backup.com/products/features/backup-drive-and-partition.htm

To restore:
http://www.todo-backup.com/products/features/restore-image.htm

With restore you can resize the destination partition.

But as I said, I'd contact the company first.
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adkryAuthor Commented:
we have released the fix for this solution. Please download it from : http://www.newsoftwares.net/download/tools/solution/solution.exe
 
Run this solution.exe file, enter your USB Lock password & the drive letter for your USB/External drive and click OK. Once this is done, all your data will get back into normal Locked state. Now delete USB Lock.exe from your drive and download the updated version USB Lock 1.1 from http://www.newsoftwares.net/usb-lock and copy it to your USB drive. Now you will be able to  Lock / Unlock your drive without any problem.

they fixed my issue completely :D
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adkryAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
>>they fixed my issue completely :D
Glad they could fix it for you, first thing you probably did is copy some files off of your USB device :)
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