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Folder Not Visible on USB

Q: Folder Not Visible on USB


I need help with my U3 Scan Disk drive. Im unable to locate or view the folders in the USB drive. But when i try to scan for virus with Avast the folders and the files in them are being scanned.

Can you help me locate my files on the drive?

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A: Folder Not Visible on USB

Control Panel-->Folder Options-->View tab
Tick Show hidden and system files/folders
Apply Ok

Check the drive again
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A:How to remove write protection of USB mass storage with no visible lock/unlock

insert the USB device, then

control panel->Admin Tools->Disk Management

Your boot drive will show as C:\ and under
Layout will be Partition
File System will show NTFS

How does your USB show up?
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And we should play 20 questions as to WHICH directory??
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A:Solution for pendrive not visible problem

This is the only and unique one that was worked!!!n awsome!!
how did u found it???
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A:Folder icons changed to shortcuts

The files have been corrupted, so I don't think they will be recoverable. Always use SD flash drives for temporary storage, and back up important files also on a DVD or on a second standard hard drive
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A:Computer not visible in Microsoft Windows Network

My understanding is that

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A:Error copying file or folder

Maybe the WD essential storage device is failing or needs a formatting restore
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A:Access Denied error when trying access Windows 7 folder from Windows XP

multiple levels of controls here

the XP needs the LLTP service from SP3 to be able to share w/ win7

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the network access
the NTFS access
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A:Files not visible on WD external HD

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A:Can't delete folder

Have you tried Unlocker ?
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A:Problem with share folder and printer in windows 7

ermm..i guess there is no solution for this one...
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A:PC hard lockup... for no visible reason

It seems something is unstable on your system. Are you running one or two modules of RAM? If you're using two try just using a single stick at a time and see if there are any further issues. You could also try running memtest86+ to ensure that your RAM is OK.
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A:Local disk drive C:\ appearing as a folder!

read this post there may

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A:Corrupted folder on external hdd

Try running CHKDISK (check disk) on the external drive
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After Standby or Hibernation, you've lost the connection(s) to the other shares

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A:Unable to copy folder from hard drive

Which version of Windows are you running? And what exactly is the error message.

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A:My disk partition isn't visible?

right click my computer and choose manage then click on disc management when you see the missing drive right click the drive and you should get an option to activate the disk this will allow windows to now see the drive and assign a drive letter to it

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A:Please help me about sharing folder problem.Thank

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A:Hard Drive folder not accessible: Incorrect Function

You may need to Take Ownership of your folder and grant yourself Full Control privileges

See these two links:

Some more excellent help here:

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A:Folder/Drive sharing between XP and Vista

Start with the basics. What are the IP addresses of each machine and can you ping each other?
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Also check the hosts file for bad entries, something may be blocked

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A:How do you access "Program Files" folder on a network?

You need to set both share permissions and the file permissions on disk.

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A:Hard drive not visible in Windows

hey dmzta317

If the HD was working in the old computer, you could just them both back, copy the files to the other working HD and then format the one not working when plugged into the new computer. Might save you the trouble of trying to figure out what the problem is with detection .... mind you, I can't say that I know what the problem is.

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Like a Flashdrive for example? (And by protect I mean with a secure password.)

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If you ONLY attach to Windows systems, you might consider

converting the external to NTFS
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Have you run scans for spyware and viruses?
What is the brand, model, and configuration of the computer
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A:Cant delete any file or folder on my external USB Hard Disk

the external has NTFS on it and permissions restrictions.

login to an admin account
plug-in the external HD
dbl-click My Computer
find the external HD->right-click->Security
add <Everyone> to the permissions
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click REPLACE permissions and Apply
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A:Hiding folder in drive share

giyad said:

I'm sharing a drive on my network using Vista, but would like to limit some folders in the drive. How do I go about doing that?

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Sharing a physical drive is a high risk choice; MS suggestions sharing only folders.
This automatically excludes all non-shared folders and enhances your security.
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A:Access denied to a folder merged with Partition Magic

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Thankfully you didn't try "moving" it, sometimes from doing this it vanishes from the source (as wanted) and never gets to the destination (due to out of memory error)

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I solved my problem

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Although your issue may be easily resolved

TechSpot cannot help with cracked software - as the cracked software may be faulty itself.
Let alone the legal issues

Thread to be CLOSED
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What are you the System Admin or Network Engineer?

Computer C has to be re-formated with a fresh copy of XP. So that would have to be done if the lazy tech didn't do it right the first time.

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Welcome to TechSpot!

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Hi Lexirad,

Thanks for that its always nice to get some positive feedback about the experience people have with the TS forum,

I found that people were having that kind of issue a while back so I made this page up.

How to change the rights in XP or 2K.

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nkarunatilaka said:

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone knew of how to set it up to where users had permissions to create folders/files, write, and read access, but dont have permissions to rename folders, move, and/or delete them.Click to expand...

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take it easy, there's nothing wrong with your computer. the hard drive case needs it's own drivers or you'll have to return it and get a different (and possibly better) one.
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maybe this will help

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Can't help you with the folder redirection :\

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Right click on the folder, and select properties. Make sure the Read-Only attribute is unchecked/deselected, as it could've been installed as read-only for some odd reason.
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I have win/7 pro, 64bit and iTunes runs
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It is true that any EXE in AppData\* ... is suspect - - the app was not installed as an Admin OR it's a virus.

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More likely that the script processing limit(cpu time) is reached.
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a simple crawler that downloads web pagesClick to expand...

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Be careful; My Documents, Documents and Library get confusing.

get a CMD prompt and enter explorer %USERPROFILE%
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I'm moving this topic to appropriate forum.
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Precisely HOW are you attempting the delete?
There might be hidden files in the folder or even a hidden folder.

Attempting DEL from a command prompt might work
cd to the directory just above F.E.A.R
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Thanks for the advice.

There's always some risk associated with the use of such locking-encrypting software. If something goes wrong, your data can remain inaccessible for ever.

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I think I found a solution that seems to have worked. I don?t know what caused the problem in the first place, so I don?t know if this solution will be permanent. For anyone else who has this problem, I hope this solution works for you:

Reset All Folder View Settings to Make Vista Remember

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What does "unregistered version" mean?