<![CDATA[Looking to understand why your functional flash drive may not be working at the office? Another article for the technically shy. Enjoy! The Sterling Creations team +++++++++++++++ Functional Flash Drive Doesn't Work At The Office I was recently asked by another member how to use a thumb drive to transfer files between his computer at his work and his home computer, but the work computer will not recognize the thumb drive. He wanted advice on how to fix this *question: "My thumb drive works great at home, but when I took it into work to try and copy some files so I could work at home, I plug it in and the little window never opens so I cannot use it. What am I doing wrong" *Answer: There are several possible reasons for this, and here's a few things to try: * One may be that Windows is "recognizing" the device, but isn't displaying the little "Found new hardware" balloon for some reason (such as a Service isn't running). So try this, 1. Open My computer and look for the drive there. 2. If it's there, great, just double-click it, or press enter on it. but if it's not: 3. Try plugging the drive into a different USB port. It is possible that the one you tried has gone bad. (It helps if you use an open port on the machine, and not use a hub.) If that isn't it. * 4. Ask your company's IT department if USB volumes have been disabled. Many companies are turning off USB access to iPods/Media Players and thumb drives (storage devices) in an effort to prevent data leakage. which is a fancy way of saying, preventing the employees from walking out the door with the Company Secrets. If this is indeed the case, you can ask that an exception be made in your case. If your request is granted, they will re-"enable" USB storage devices on your machine. But if the above does not solve the problem, It is possible that the drive letter your thumb drive is pre-disposed to being assigned (say, "E:" or "F:"), is being used by another device or "share" on the company network, and so it isn't being seen as a volume (aka "drive").. you'll have a volume, but without a drive letter, Windows won't "see" it and you can't use it. Try the following in this case. 1. Move to "my computer" and press the application key (three from the right edge of the spacebar) or Right-click on My Computer. 2. Arrow down to "manage" and press enter or click on this option. 3. Arrow down seven times to "storage" or click the "+" sign next to "Storage" to expand the tree. 4. Arrow down three times to disc management or click on Disk Management. You will now see all the volumes on your computer. What we're looking for in our thumb drive issue is a volume that does not have a letter. 5. If you see one, that will be the troublesome thumb drive, Press the application key or right-click on it and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths." from the context menu. A small window will open. 6. Press enter on the add button or click on it. 7. Another small window will open. Use the drop-down arrow next to "Assign the following drive letter" and choose one of the letters (those shown will be "available" letters on the company network). It really doesn't matter which letter you choose. Then click OK, and OK again. You should now be back in business, and you can use the thumb drive as you're used to. Open My Computer again and you'll see the thumb drive and double-clicking it will open it up. * If these steps fail to allow Windows to see the USB thumb drive, submit a trouble ticket to your company's IT department. (Source: www.gizmo.com and under "weekend Roundup for April 2nd 2010." If you have any questions about the tips posted in Dan's Tech tips, please contact Dan at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org _________________________]]>
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