8GB pen drive required permission to open

March 14, 2012 at 08:41:14
Specs: Windows XP
i cannot open my 8gb pen drive... it says that i don have permission!! help me...

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#1
March 14, 2012 at 12:05:16
What is the make and model of it ?

What is the exact error message you're getting ?

If the flash drive belongs to you, some flash drives have a security feature - e.g. a tiny switch that must be moved to a certain position to access the data on the drive.

If the flash drive doesn't belong to you, it might have been protected with some kind of encryption software by someone else.


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#2
March 14, 2012 at 13:06:53
If you have formatted it in a file system like NTFS it may be that you have to take ownership. If the drive has some error you may have to use an OEM application to correct it or discard it and get a new one.

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#3
March 14, 2012 at 14:29:13
"If you have formatted it in a file system like NTFS..."

That's unlikely.

An 8mb flash drive comes already software partitioned, using the FAT32 method, and formatted. You can re-format that FAT32 partition, but you can't can't delete the partition on a flash drive and make a NTFS partition, in Windows itself, due to Microsoft's restrictions. .


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#4
March 14, 2012 at 14:50:22
Actually, you can use an NTFS file system on a flash drive.

Right click on the drive in Explorer and click on properties. Click on the hardware tab and select the flash drive. Click on the properties button, then select the policies tab. Change the option to Optimize for performance. You will now have the option to format as NTFS.


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#5
March 14, 2012 at 15:36:20
Okay, that works,
but you still can't delete the partition in Disk Management.

Even so, it's still unlikely it's using NTFS software partitioning.

It's not recommended you use NTFS software partitioning on volumes 4 gb or smaller because the NTFS file system uses up more space than FAT or FAT32 software partitioning do that can't be used for data.


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#6
March 15, 2012 at 18:37:31
I use ntfs on flash drives. It allows larger files. Pretty useful to me. Not all systems have exfat ability. All have ntfs ability.

There are windows and other OS utilities to change partitions. Not a big deal either.

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#7
March 15, 2012 at 19:41:59
"I use ntfs on flash drives. It allows larger files.

It's a waste of time converting a flash drive to NTFS software partitioning for only that reason in my opinion. How often do you have a single file larger than 4 gb you want to be on a flash drive ?

Yes, FAT32 has a max 4 gb per file size limit.

There is no difference in the file allocation unit size for an 8 gb drive partition.

FAT32 uses 4 kb clusters for drive partitions up to 8 GB in size, the same as NTFS.


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