You can't save anything on pendrive by using any program that isn't Explorer.

Discussion in 'Windows 11' started by Xza0, Jun 12, 2022.

  1. Xza0

    Xza0 MDL Novice

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    Hello, I'm using Windows 11 and I'm annoyed by this problem.

    Whenever I try to save something to my pendrive by using another program, it just denies access. Windows Explorer works with making folders and saving files. It's some issue with a service, because under Safe Mode everything works correctly, not even disabling not-MS services helps fix this problem. I also get errors in Event Log like this:

    Unable to access device <device path> after installing drivers. Error code 0x80070002.

    Is there any fix for that?
     
  2. itsmemario1

    itsmemario1 MDL Addicted

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    Laptop ? Desktop ?

    Which model ?

    What kind of pendrive ? Model ? Size ? How old is it ?

    "Modded" Windows 11 ? Legal Windows 11 ? Pro ? Home ? Version ?

    SSD ? USB 3.0 ?

    BIOS up to date ? Time / date set correctly ?

    Tried to repair already ?

    Please, hand us some infos 1st...
     
  3. Xza0

    Xza0 MDL Novice

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    Model: Toshiba Satellite Pro L500-1TX
    Pendrive model: Well, it happens with every pendrive, but i'm using SanDisk Cruzer Glider 3.0 that has 128GB storage. Was bought week ago.
    Version: Windows 11 debloated, but same issue was on Windows 10.
    SSD: No.
    USB 3: No.
    Time: Yes, it's correct
    Tried to repair: In some ways, but never fixed it.
     
  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I mainly use Total Commander for wW10/11 without any problem. Works well both for USB2 and 3. There will be also other File Manipulating Apps that will just work as well too!

    What apps didn't work for YOU?
     
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  5. itsmemario1

    itsmemario1 MDL Addicted

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    Does it happen on a Linux installation / Live-DVD / USB ? ChromeOS Flex ?
     
  6. Xza0

    Xza0 MDL Novice

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    Command Prompt, qBitTorrent, and MS Office apps
     
  7. Xza0

    Xza0 MDL Novice

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    It should work, if it works in safe mode.
     
  8. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Guru

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    What does your pendrive security table show? Who is allowed access?
     
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  9. Xza0

    Xza0 MDL Novice

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    I don't have one...
     
  10. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Guru

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    Are you kidding?
     
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  11. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller Emperor of Ice-Cream

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    If the pen drive is formatted with FAT32 (or exFAT), there is no Security. Only NTFS-formatted USB drives have that.
     
  12. Xza0

    Xza0 MDL Novice

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    Ok, but what do you guys think it's causing it?
     
  13. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller Emperor of Ice-Cream

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    Maybe the AV software?
     
  14. Xza0

    Xza0 MDL Novice

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    I don't have any AV installed.
     
  15. WindowsGeek

    WindowsGeek MDL Expert

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    Check the pen drive for system errors make sure there are no issues.
     
  16. Xza0

    Xza0 MDL Novice

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    I can't. It'll always throw a error. I'm pretty sure that the system or it's services are causing problems, not pendrive. I was able to use it normally under safe mode so I think it's a problem somewhere in the registry or with something else.
     
  17. WindowsGeek

    WindowsGeek MDL Expert

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  18. Xza0

    Xza0 MDL Novice

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    Nope, that didn't fix. I'd rather see what else could be preventing it from working correctly, and probably would look in registry or check services.
     
  19. boe323

    boe323 MDL Addicted

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    theres a security thing in defender that doesnt allow untrusted sources from or to usb drives, try something with certification?
    its a long stretch but give it a go
    As for drive errors, try repair on another machine