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Do Windows permissions on removable drives apply to any system the drive is connected to?

When I set permissions on a usb drive, will they remain when I connect it to another system? I assume not, because they refer to users on the original system, correct?
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Mount a folder as a external device

Is it possible to mount a folder so that windows recognize it as an external usb storage (like a memory card or usb stick)? Using Window 8.
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How to identify USB-sticks that will appear as non-removable before buying?

For a home lab project, I'm going to install Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 on a USB-stick. The process is described in this guide (for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, but also works for 2012): Deploying ...
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What is the difference between “drive letter” and “volume label”

I am under the impression that "volume label" is available on linux, too whereas "drive letter" is windows specific. Where can I read that up?
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How do I prevent Windows from randomly spinning up a (green) USB harddrive?

Even if the powersaving feature of Windows is set to never shut down my harddrive, my external USB harddrives will still spin themselves down automatically after some period of inactivity. The problem ...
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Verifying USB connection speed (USB 3 or USB 2?)

I've purchased several new USB 3 capable drives to use with my new (USB 3 capable) laptop. They connect ok but I suspect they're silently falling back to USB 2. The sustained transfer rates I'm seeing ...
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2answers
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My pendrive is not working and showing Unknown file System

I have a pendrive when I insert it into one o my port it shows in the My Computer but when I try to explore, it shows please insert a disk into drive H. However my usb drive is well inserted. I tried ...
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Captiva SATA to USB 2.0 + Seagate Barracuda weirdness

We have got several Captiva SATA to USB 2.0 external enclosures which used to work fine with 1 and 2 TB Hitachi drives. Now, Hitachi is gone so we had to switch to a different manufacturer and choose ...
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Cannot copy anything onto WD Elements 1TB External USB HDD

I have a Western Digital 1023 Elements 1TB External USB HDD. Recently, it has started an unusual problem. I cannot copy any file of any size on to that 1TB hard-drive, eventhough it has more than 400 ...
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1answer
172 views

Finding hardware details for USB keydrive?

I use Speccy on Windows to find what hardware is installed on a PC, but when it comes to USB keydrives, it doesn't tell much: Device Kind: USB storage Device Name: Disk drive Comment: Audio Player ...
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I am receiving a message stating “unknown device” when i plug a usb or external hard-drive in my computer.

I am having an issue with USB drives and Windows. When any external media device is attached to the computer in Device Manager I receive the message unknown USB device. This happens with USB drives ...
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Protecting USB flash drive against viruses

I got some questions about USB FLash drive protection: I'm using Panda USB Vaccine to protect my Flash drive. As far as I know, Panda's app makes autorun file read-only. Imagine that, my flash drive ...
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How to track the USB storage devices connected to my Windows Server 2008R2 machine

We would like to monitor the unauthorized file copy from our local server to USB storage devices. We are not sure where windows logs all the USB storage devices connections. Please tell me, Is there ...
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1answer
505 views

Only 2 USB hard drives recognized when 3 connected in Windows 7

I've got 3 hard drives (with power supply, USB 2.0 and 3.0). They are all recognized by Windows7 x64 when they're plugged in individually, or when 2 of them are plugged in at the same time (on any of ...
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Is there any way to determine what program or service is using a device when I try to eject it?

I keep getting a message like this. How might I debug / troubleshoot why this is being thrown?
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What does the “open as portable device” option in Windows do?

I just bought a new USB stick, and when I plug it in and open My Computer, the context menu for the USB stick has an option "open as portable device". Clicking it opens a new window that just seems to ...
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1answer
310 views

How to make a bootable XP USB Disk with additional software?

I know how to make a USB disk bootable but I want to know that how can I add additional software's like Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, Notepad++, etc. with the installation of Windows setup?
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2answers
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USB drive acts like formatted

I put my USB hard drive to another computer at work (Windows 7) and after trying to read it for a while in the end it asked me that I need to format it before I can use it. Of course I said no. It was ...
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1answer
203 views

How to fool Windows Vista into thinking a USB drive is a fixed drive?

I have a 3TB USB drive and I want Carbonite to back it up (as it does with my internal hard drives). It will not back up external drives. I want to trick Windows Vista into reporting this drive (or ...
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1answer
352 views

What is the best way to completely reformat an USB stick? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reusing a USB Boot Drive - Format back to factory state? I have an 8GB PQI USB stick, which has been giving me a hard time lately. Sometimes a file can't be read, other ...
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1answer
182 views

USB key not recognized anymore - tested on several computers

I recently wanted to use my 8GB USB drive again. After plugging it in, the following happened: What's caused this and how can I get the drive working?
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Identify file found on USB sticks named “syncguid.dat”

All of my USB sticks now have contain a file named syncguid.dat. They began to appear when I bought a new HP Mini Note and I assume they are created by some of the bundleware that came with it. But ...
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2answers
447 views

How to safely remove an SDHC card without disabling the SDHC USB adapter? (Windows)

I have a USB card adapter I want to leave attached to my PC forever. When I insert a card, write things to it, and then I want to remove it, I don't have an option to just commit to that card -- just ...
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2answers
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Windows XP does not recognize any portable media

When I try to use any USB mass storage device it does not show up in "My Computer". The PC recognizes that they are attached (they are in Device Manager, show up in Hardware and in Admin Tools under ...
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3answers
515 views

Move all files from computer hard drive to external USB hard drive, save user settings [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any recommendations for a seamless 'Robust File Copy' addition to Windows ? I deal with a lot of computers with Windows damaged beyond repair by viruses, ...
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Is it safe to plug out external usb harddisk when logoff?

I've tried to eject an external drive but it just won't be ejected. I know it is safe to pull out the external drive when the machine is shutdown but this is a fileserver and I can't shut it down just ...
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2answers
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Seagate Expansion Hard Drive (Portable) is not recognized By Windows!

My Seagate Expansion Hard Drive is not recognized by windows. When I connect it to the computer I do not see "Mass Storage Device" Under "Universal Serial Bus Controller". I already check the ...
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USB Drive showing 1.46GB Available on OS X

I have a Flash Drive which shows only 1.46GB of space available on Mac OS X. It was having problems on Windows, so I ran an HP utility. (I can't find the original SU question) What could be wrong and ...
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Logging into Windows Using USB Key

Is it possible to set up a USB Drive to automatically log into Windows (xp, Vista or 7) without installing any specialist software on the PC? I've had a look at: ...
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1answer
835 views

Automatically show connected mass storage devices on Windows desktop

Is there way to automatically display connected mass storage devices on the Windows desktop, like most Unix-based operating systems are doing? I didn't find any native ways to do that, but maybe ...
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1answer
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How to copy windows recovery iso to usb in linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can windows 7 recovery iso be used to create a bootable recovery usb? I'm trying to restore my windows bootloader after deleting ubuntu. I have windows 7 recovery iso ...
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Vfat file system on usb-drive for Windows and Linux compatibility

I've just formatted by usb drive to vfat, as I heard that is best to use in both Linux and Windows? What do you think?
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1answer
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Using ubuntu usb drive when dealing with windows

I work as a contractor and would ideally like to stay working in a linux environment. I would like to use linux on my windows workstation but don't have the permissions to change the OS, install ...
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1answer
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DriveImage XML fails with a Windows Volume Shadow Service Error

I'm trying to image a SATA laptop hard drive, using DriveImageXML, that is attached to my computer via a USB adapter. I'm running Win7 Ultimate 64 bit. DriveXML is returning: Could not initialize ...