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Windows 7: Can't paste files to my removable disks

2 Weeks Ago   #1
Pradiiya123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
Can't paste files to my removable disks

Hello,

I got a new Lenovo PC and installed Windows 7 Ultimate. I have installed all drivers too. All goes smoothly. But when I try to connect my pen drive and move some of files to the pen drive, it says, I don't have sufficient permissions for that. Then I have logged in to the Administrator account and tried. Still having same problem. I can get access to all files was in the Pen Drive. But it not allow me to Paste any new files in to the Pen Drive, Delete any files of it or format the pen drive

Same issue happening to my external hard disk too. I have searched through google regarding this and any method wasn't able to fix this issue. Anyone here can help me please?

Thanks
Praditha


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It sounds like the pen drive is tied to another account on another computer. Try backing up the files on the computer and then format the pen drive. Move the files back to the pen drive.

To format the pen drive right click it in My Computer and chose format. I'd use NTFS.
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
Pradiiya123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Thank you for the reply. But problem is, it not allow me to format the pen drive too. It says, "You do not have sufficient rights to perform this operation"
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
FreeBooter

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Give full permission to Everyone group.


Open Command Prompt as a administrator and execute below commands one at a time.


Code:
takeown /f  /a X:


icacls X: /grant everyone:F
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
Pradiiya123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Sorry.... When I'm trying it, it shows an error. For the X you typed, I have used the pen drive (I)

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2 Weeks Ago   #6
FreeBooter

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Only execute icacls command.
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
Pradiiya123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

I have done it. But still no changes. Still not allow to paste files to my pen drive or external hard drive. Atleast it not allow me to format the pen drive.
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
FreeBooter

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

See you can format the USB flash drive with Diskpart command.


Open the Command Prompt as a administrator and execute below commands one at a time.


Code:
Diskpart

list disk

select disk X

Clean 

FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK
Replace X letter with USB flash drive assigned disk number that is displayed with list disk command.
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
Pradiiya123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

See the error I'm getting.
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2 Weeks Ago   #10
FreeBooter

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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