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Windows 7: USB Flash Drive is identified as a Hard Disk Drive

02 Apr 2015   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
There is nothing to worry about the one Sandisk Flash drive showing as HDD. It had been configured so by SanDisk and you cannot change it.

Please read this post and related posts. Removable Flash Drive Recognized as a Local Disk and not a Flash Drive

"Extract from a communication from Sandisk:

We have recently made some changes in the manufacturing of the flash drives to make them compatible with Windows 8 certification. The changes are in effect from June 2012. Flash drives configured as fixed disks still function the same as those configured as removable disks.

This fixed disk matter had already been brought to notice in this forum by Britton30.

Flash stick showing as "Local Disk"

In a Dec 2013 post one user elsewhere indicated :

SanDisk has recently reversed their decision on configuring drives as fixed disk and are back to removable. Per support "all sandisk drives are being moved back to the removable disk configuration".

So you got one manufactured in the interim period between this flip-flop by SanDisk. :) "

Thank you so much indeed,
Yes, you're right since I also tried plugging that USB Flash drive onto another desktop computer, and it was still recognized as an HDD.

But you don't have any solution for the autoplay matter. The autplay of ALL media works well, except the Removable storage(USB flash Drives). If you have a look at my very first post, you'll see that I have posted details about that problem in the bottom of that post.

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06 Apr 2015   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

Could you please reply to my problem about 'AutoPaly' issue with only Flash Drivers.
I did a repair install, but the problem persists.
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