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Windows 7: USB Slow to Create Folders, Possible File Permission issue?

05 Nov 2018   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
USB Slow to Create Folders, Possible File Permission issue?

I have one USB I put all my customer files to. For whatever reason the USB Seems to have become Corrupted, and sometimes takes forever just to create a New Folder, or to Save a File to. It seemed to start when I first started Syncing with FreeFilesSync, but also when I created some Documents with LibreOffice and then I think opened and saved them in Office. I've also used Linux to Copy Files from Customer Drives to my USB, and this may be a factor also. While these may be coincidences I thought I would post it anyhow.

There are a lot of files on the USB as you may expect. I just Deleted all of them, Formatted with MiniTool Partition Editor as FAT32. Synced all back from my External Backup. The only issue is, those are the same exact files that were on there. So I think I've just moved a bunch of files around for nothing.

What I would like to try is, using the CMD to take ownership of all folders on the USB. Can someone show me how to do this?

Thanks, Nasty

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05 Nov 2018   #2

win 8 32 bit

As fat32 doesnt have any security or permissions its not the problem. Is it in usb2 or 3 do you know the speed of the drive some are very slow some times AV can cause it scanning
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05 Nov 2018   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Lexar S75 256GB 3.0. I wouldn't think it had anything to do with Scanning, and I don't think I scanned it during the time it started doing this, but could be wrong.
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05 Nov 2018   #4

Windows 7 HP 64

Normally a file created on an external drive has no owner.
Take Ownership Shortcut

AV always scan all drive after you insert it and blocks read and write till it finish.
You USB flash is a 3.0 or 3.1. Does your laptop has USB 3.x?
Flash drives has a default format type, normally Fat 32. So it's recommended to use the default format type.
Run chkdsk X: /f (replace X: by the drive letter)
Did you tested the Flash drive with h2testw? I recommend you do after formatting it.
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05 Nov 2018   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

You are telling me Windows 7 Automatically scans external drives?

USB 3.0, my Desktop and most of my laptops have 3.0

I said I formatted as FAT32, same as fat32 right?

I've run chkdsk with no errors

No I did Not test the Flash drive with h2testw. Can I do this with files on it? I still think it is something to do with all the garbage files on it. I'll need to be more careful in the future Copying Customer Files over to it. I'm going to start Scanning all Directories that I Copy from, and then to this USB.

Thanks for the help
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05 Nov 2018   #6

Windows 7 HP 64

Not Windows, Anti Virus (AV) does scan all drive after you insert it and blocks read and write till it finish.
FAT32, fat32, FAT 32 = all same thing (Find Allocation Table 32 bits).

Yes you can test the drive with files on it. After it finish, delete all the test files it has created.

You should test Read \ write speed of the drive. Use Crystal Disk Mark
Unzip and run the 64 exe. You will be very disappointed with the results. Be happy if it reaches 60MB/s (that is USB2.0 limit)
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05 Nov 2018   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I got it, yes. I do remember now, AV programs scanning my drives without me even knowing it! This is a good drive for the most part, and had another that worked very well. But, I'm Copying go much junk to it. And, I've read others saying FreeFileSync caused them problems, but there was no proof, so don't know what to think about that. I never had an issue till using FFS, so very suspicious of that program. Not that there's anything wrong with FFS, but it may not like some of the garbage I've been Copying with it.

I'm not sure what running a speed test will do to help?
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