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so, two problems in one...

i had a failed WintoUSB process that i cancelled.

on the machine that was running it, i now have a 'clone' of the usb drive that isn't there.  (i ejected/removed the usb.)

on the usb itself, it has some directories on it... but they are all 'read only' and have lock icons on them.  i tried to use this usb to transfer a file to another machine, but when i got to the other machine, it kept telling me i wasn't allowed to look at the file, that it had a different owner, blah blah blah.  i tried to follow the steps to change the owner, but failed.

so...

1:  how do i eject/unmount the 'virtual' usb drive wintousb created?

2: how do i undo the 'ownership' of the actual usb drive that wintousb locked ownership of?   (besides reformatting?  or is that it?)


thanks a bunch!
(08-19-2021, 12:44 AM)blr Wrote: [ -> ]so, two problems in one...

i had a failed WintoUSB process that i cancelled.

on the machine that was running it, i now have a 'clone' of the usb drive that isn't there.  (i ejected/removed the usb.)

on the usb itself, it has some directories on it... but they are all 'read only' and have lock icons on them.  i tried to use this usb to transfer a file to another machine, but when i got to the other machine, it kept telling me i wasn't allowed to look at the file, that it had a different owner, blah blah blah.  i tried to follow the steps to change the owner, but failed.

so...

1:  how do i eject/unmount the 'virtual' usb drive wintousb created?

2: how do i undo the 'ownership' of the actual usb drive that wintousb locked ownership of?   (besides reformatting?  or is that it?)


thanks a bunch!

You said "on the machine that was running it, i now have a'clone' of the usb drive that isn't there.", I'm very sorry, I don't understand what you mean? It is not easy to change the ownership of the files, you may have to reformat the drive.