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HELP! Access Denied Error

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by jnye6625, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. jnye6625

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    Anytime I try to use a third-party software program to write to a removeable USB flash drive, or SD card reader I get an error that says: "Cannot write to Drive F:. Access is denied." I am using windows vista ultimate edition, and I am the only user account on the machine and it is set as administrator. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?
     
  2. TechB

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    Can you write to the drive with Windows Explorer?
     
  3. jnye6625

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    Yes I can write to it using windows explorer... i cannot write to it using programs like winhex.
     
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    Right click> Run As.
     
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    I tried that... same problem.
     
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    What did you run as? what application is this?
     
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    I am running WinHex as administrator. That was the only option i had. To do this i went to the winhex directory and right clicked on the winhex.exe file and click on run as administrator. The same problem occurs with any of the other software i use to try and write to this drive.
     
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    Can other programs write to the drive? Try saving a file to it from Notepad. In other words is this a Winhex problem?
     
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    Yes, notepad is able to write to it. I don't think it is the problem of the software though, unless it has to do with windows vista compatibility. I did however set the program to run in windows xp compaitbility mode. Three different pieces of software all have the same problem when trying to write to the usb drive. One of the programs even uses a command prompt.
     
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    What are the programs? Can you copy a file to the USB drive with the copy command at a cmd prompt? It looks to me like it's a problem with those programs in Vista. Do they have Vista compatible versions?
     
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    One program is WinHex, another is ITS Utils, I cant remember the name of the other. All of them gave me similar errors.
     
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    Try saving a webpage on it using firefox.
     
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