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Greetings,

You guys have helped me before, I hope you can help me again.

When I insert an SD Card or a USB flash drive, the operating system sees it and it shows up in Windows Explorer but I get a rude beep and a message saying "F:\ is not accessible. Access is denied." when I attempt to use the drive until after I reboot. Is there a way to change settings so that the operating system won't require a reboot in order to allow access to removable storage? I am using a Lenovo laptop running Windows 7 64-bit.

I've been living with this problem but if I can resolve it I will be much happier.

Thanks in advance,

Carl


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I had that problem a couple of times, when I didn't properly unmount my removable drive, I just pulled it out. Did you try properly unmounting the drive last time you used it? If not, next time you need to reboot do so, but try going to the devices icon in your tray and properly removing it before you pull it out. I hope that helps. Someone else will have to help you with the setting, and I believe there is one in Windows 7, but I'm not using 7. Sorry.


Edited by Sixpack, 01 April 2014 - 08:06 AM.

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are u using an admin account?


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Sixpack: The SD card is practically resident in this computer now. But anytime I have pulled it out, I have dismounted it first as I have done with the flash drive.

 

tjlain: I am the only user and, yes, I have admin rights.


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Is it possible for you to reformat the SD card? You could copy the contents into a file on your desktop until you're done. I've seen "access" issues when the problem was just a corrupted directory. I'm just running suggestions here, but have you tried having your anti-virus software scan your SD card for a virus? I've had that happen too. A hidden virus on a flash drive that caused me problems. I'm sorry that all I can do is throw suggestions at you.


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Maybe you have any "security" software, paranoid of flash cards, that you didn't notice? 

Some firewall, whose marketing team want it to become something more than that, or some antivirus very proud of itself?

 

Also check out the settings in windows security center, just in case.... But can't imagine a problem there.

 

Agressive beeping is supposed to indicate you don't have admin rights. You might have some prohibition or protection for installing hardware and it might work when  the Windows tries to recognize flash device for the first time


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unplug your usb , goto run and type this gpedit.msc. On computer configuration >> Administrative Templates >> System, select Removable Storage Access on the left panel
 
find  "Removable Disks: Deny execute access,deny write,deny read access,
all removable storage deny" on the right panel

open them and disable all these four options.

Insert your USB ,its done i gues

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