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Delete file in pen drive

By doctorvinay
Dec 27, 2012
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  1. Hi I am using a transcend pen drive to transfer files between my netbook and desktop, both with XP when I delete folder from the pen drive while connected to the desktop, it shows the pen drive as empty and thereafter I "safely remove" the pendrive. however, when I insert it into the netbook, it shows the data still present. if I now re-insert it into the desktop, it shows the data again. ?? btw if I delete it when connected to the netbook, it stays deleted and does not show up again! what gives? I have emptied the recycle bin too. am wondering if there are some settings I need to change. I just got a new desktop and am transferring my data onto it from the netbook! thanks, appreciate any answers in advance!
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,946   +586

    Likely you need to ensure that the pen-drive has the NTFS permission for <everyone> to be full control.

    Use any Administrator Login, insert the Pen Drive, right click the pen-drive-letter -> Properties->Security
     
  3. doctorvinay

    doctorvinay TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for your effort. if the issue was with the pen drive I dont see why it will allow deleting files when connected to the netbook. also, when I tried what you suggested, " properties " has five tabs, but none of them is security. :-(
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,946   +586

    then you need to boot into Save Mode on XP/Home
    The NTFS permissions are specific to the system. Perms on SystemA are not valid on SystemB.
    The <everyone> is the bridge across systems
     
  5. doctorvinay

    doctorvinay TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok, will try this and get back! thanks ! :)
     
  6. doctorvinay

    doctorvinay TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I checked, its not NTFS, its FAT 32 now what? :-(
     
  7. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    Connect it to the Netbook, delete the file and fugetaboutit! :)
     
  8. doctorvinay

    doctorvinay TS Rookie Topic Starter

    :)
    Brilliant, Cinders!
    the problem is that this happens EVERYTIME, with ANY files I try to delete from a pen drive connected to my Desktop.
    (a) its annoying and pesky
    (b) I worry it might be the harbinger of further bad news! " a stitch in time.. .. .. "
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,946   +586

    FAT32 has no permissions other than Read-Only, so it must be how the device is 'mounted' when you make the attachment.
    The system performs a mount process for all removable devices - - even printer.

    Open My Computer, right-click on the drive letter for the pen drive->properties

    Does it show Read Only?
     
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,946   +586

  11. doctorvinay

    doctorvinay TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no, it does NOT show "read only"
     
  12. doctorvinay

    doctorvinay TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the effort.
    doesn't help though
    when I did all the steps, I was able to make the USB write protected.
    but when I removed the write protection, still not able to delete file!
    :-(
     

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