USB thumb drive read only

Posted: 11-26-2008, 08:49 PM

I have Vista Ultimate SP1. I seem to have locked myself out from writing to
USD thumb drives.

I have tried several USB thumb drives in different USB ports. When I try to
create a new file or erase a file I get "Access denied" messages.

This happens with a general user account, admin account both in normal and

I did have a try using gpedit.msc and under Comuter Configuration >
Administrative Templates > System > Removal Storage Access had set Removable
Disks to deny write access.

I have now reset this to Not Configure but I am still unable to write to the
USB drives.

Do I need to do something else to regain write access?

Many thanks

USB thumb drive read only

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Posted: 11-30-2008, 06:21 AM
Try the following:

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