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Windows 7: External USB HHD's show up as containing system info.

07 Dec 2009   #1

WIN 7 HP 32bit
External USB HHD's show up as containing system info.

I use Folder Lock (great program) for data encryption and locking folders.

I have two external USB HHDs I use for backing up.

When I was running Vista the two USB drives would lock just fine.

They will not lock w/Win 7. I get a msg saying they contain system information and will not lock them. (As you would not want to lock drive C: because the computer would not be able to boot.)

I asked FL tech spt about it and they just want to sell me another program.

Anyone have any idea why these drives would read as having system info running under Win 7 and how to get them seen as a regular local drive?



My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional X64

if you can, you could just back them up and format then, that will get rid of anything claiming to be a system file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Dec 2009   #3


All drives may contain a hidden system folder called 'system volume information' and you can't easily get shot of it... it sounds like your 'lock folders' program simply is not yet compatible with W7 perhaps...
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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