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Phil B
09-10-2007, 08:33 PM
Has anyone found out how to delete a file on a usb drive with vista? If you highlight it & press delete, nothing happens & if you right click it there's no delete option. Tried changing permission etc.

09-10-2007, 09:02 PM
works for me... on any usb key...

Does your key come with special drivers or something?
vista ultimate here though..

Phil B
09-10-2007, 09:10 PM
I've just been experimenting & found it's because this usb drive has a password protected partition. Even if it's open & I can access it, the files won't delete. The unprotected partition works ok. I'm wondering if it's because I created the partition in XP (fat32). Problem semi solved, good enough anyway

Speedy Gonzales
09-10-2007, 09:18 PM
Is it one of these U3 flash disks??

These have 2 partitions on them, and can also be pw protected.

Phil B
09-10-2007, 09:25 PM
Imation 512mb. It's getting on a bit but still works

09-10-2007, 09:33 PM
Never ever had a problem and I have 3-4 U3 drives.

09-10-2007, 11:20 PM
Which file system is it formatted in? Have you tried deleting the file on another PC? I recommend you format the drive in FAT32 using Vista, just to start from fresh. (FAT32, so older PCs can still see it, definitely not because it is a superior file system.) :cool: If you want a superior file system use ext2.... :p