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U3 Cruzer SanDIsk read only message

By JnPVA ยท 6 replies
Feb 8, 2008
  1. I am not able to copy files to my new drive, because it says it's read-only, but I can't find anywhere to correct that, except a mention on an "uninstall" option.

    Am I missing something here? Thanks, JP
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You are not trying to write to the "CD-ROM" part of your U3 drive, are you?
  3. JnPVA

    JnPVA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Like my writeable "D" CD drive vs a non-writeable one? No, I don't think so...

    Y'see, my "old" jump drive doesn't have all these control panels, etc, but with it, I just take a Word or Excel file, or a picture maybe, and either "save as" or "send to", choose (on the drop down) "removeable USB...", and the little light in the drive blinks and there ya go!

    If I try that with this new one, it says it can't do it because it's a read-only drive, etc. Does that help? JP
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    U3 drives present themselves as two devices. One of them appears as a read-only CD drive that contains all the bull**** programs and the other is the writeable USB stick part.
  5. JnPVA

    JnPVA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So, how do I bypass the bs and use it like my old Dell jump drive?
  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Go to the SanDisk site and read up on all their instructions and advisories.
  7. JnPVA

    JnPVA TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Will do....Thanks.
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