Password Protected USB Memory stick

  Perks 12:52 25 Nov 2005

Some months ago I bought a 512 MB memory stick with software to password protect all or part of the 512 MB. I protected 256 MB and all worked well using XP Home.
A few weeks ago my HDD failed and had to be replaced. XP Home was reinstalled with me as the computer administrator. Although the public part of the memory is OK I cannot open the password protected part. I get a message 'Please insert the device or please run this utility as a privileged user'. Mine is the only user account and the memory stick is clearly in the USB port.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

  Chegs ®™ 13:55 25 Nov 2005

I had a similar thing happen with XP Pro.I used the inbuilt XP encryption to protect a couple of files on my PC.Then I had to reinstall the OS and try as I might,I could no longer access the encrypted files.Fortunately,I had used a different app to encrypt the duplicates on a CD so I was able to recover them from there.

I now only use click here as,if your OS goes belly up chances are the result will be lost files.

  brambles 14:10 25 Nov 2005

If it's a disgo type downloading the My Key software from their web site might resolve your difficulty.


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