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Windows 7: Help needed with USB hard drive please


12 Apr 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
Help needed with USB hard drive please

Hi everyone

I have been trying to solve a problem with my Verbatim USB drive for about a month now and have been trying to solve the issue myself

So I gave up today and called Verbatim support who quickly sent me the solution by mail (they said this is an issue present in windows 7)


Dear Customer,

Thank you for your phone call. Your reference number is HMA100412-026.
Please quote this reference on all future correspondence with us.

Windows 7 uses its own built-in drivers
and it manages the installation of external USB devices by it's own.

Please verify that you are logged as an administrator on your laptop/computer.

Please disconnect all external devices from your computer (except mouse, monitor and keyboard) and go to c:\windows\system32\drivestore.
Please rename “infcache1” to “infcache.1OLD”.

You might need to give the user account file write and read permissions for this file. You can change this settings via the file's Properties/Security/Advanced.

Now reboot your computer (with still no USB device connected) and connect the HDD as the only USB device to an USB port on the back of your computer if WINDOWS has started.



Best Regards,
Verbatim Euro Support
Dutec Limited
Company Registered in Ireland No: 307480

Ok, very nice I hear you say However my issue now is that I can not the name of the infcache file as per instructions. I have been playing with ownership of the file in accordance with windows inbuilt help but no luck. Please see (capture 1) for current owners.

My problem is (and this probably sounds daft) but who should I give ownership to from this long list of possabilities, please see (capture 2) I am the owner and only user of my pc and yet I dont know who to give permission to

Hope you can help

Peter



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12 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello Peter,

Try taking ownership of the folder: Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums
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12 Apr 2010   #3

windows 7
 
 
Hi Johnathan

Thanks, I tried the directions you pointed to but still no joy, please see attached screenshot.

I am reall stumped as to why 7 wont give me the permission I want


Peter


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12 Apr 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You were on the right track. See this starting at step #6.
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12 Apr 2010   #5

Win7 Ult-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spooked1 View Post
Thanks, I tried the directions you pointed to but still no joy, please see attached screenshot.
I am reall stumped as to why 7 wont give me the permission I want
Peter
Hi Peter, If WHS method does not work for you, make sure you are logged on as administrator and retry.

If still not ...
Go to this Tutorial: How to Reinstate Windows Mail on Windows 7 [Windows Mail

Go to Step #3. "In Windows Mail folder, take full control of the file "msoe.dll" as follows."
A) Download the attachment: Take Ownership.zip.
And download the 2nd file attached: Remove Take Ownership.zip. (do not run until finished)

After download, run (double-click) the attachment: Take Ownership.zip as per instructions.

Go to: c:\windows\system32\drivestore\infcache1

==> Right click: "infcache1" file ==> In drop down menu click: Take Ownership.

Continue w/Verbatim instructions.

When finished run the 2nd file attached: Remove Take Ownership.zip

Note: Only use Take Ownership.zip on a file you are positive will not bork your system. The file is clean, any mess you make with it is at your own risk. The Safe & Best practice is to remove it as soon as you are done with the vendor's instructions.

Hope this helps, 2CR LZW
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12 Apr 2010   #6

windows 7
 
 

Hi 2CR

Thanks for the reply and help. I have followed your instructions, downloaded and ran the file. However there still seems to be a problem. All that has changed is the infcache icon has changed but I am still unable to rename the file, please see the attatched screenshot.


It seems as though noithing is going to work for this one


Peter


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12 Apr 2010   #7

windows 7
 
 
Hi WHS

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You were on the right track. See this starting at step #6.

I tried this also WHS but no joy again. I just cannot understand this!!!!!!

Its drivin me nuts



Peter
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12 Apr 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Maybe that file is owned by the Trusted Installer. Here is a procedure for aquiring ownership when you want to delete such a file - but I would think it is valid for a rename too. maybe worth a try.
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12 Apr 2010   #9

windows 7
 
 

Hi Whs

I managed to take control of the entire folder using the file provided by 2CR. However, even the file is now renamed the problem persists

Well, back to verbatim to see if they can fix this problem.


Thanks for all your help

Peter


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12 Apr 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, at least you got that far. Lots of luck with Verbatim.
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