USB flash drive problem

  Alf58 23:20 09 Jun 2007
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I have a PC Line 1 gig flash drive. If I try to save from within an application I get an error message, either "word cannot complete the save due to a file permission error." Or it says "The Directory or file cannot be created."

If I drag and drop there is no problem art all.

Any ideas? I've only had the thing a few weeks.

Operating system Win XP SP2.

  Forum Editor 23:59 09 Jun 2007

before you started to use it?

  Alf58 00:01 10 Jun 2007

Hmmm, I cant actually remember! Would this be significant?

  Quiet Life 14:01 10 Jun 2007

There is certainly no harm in formatting it.
Right click on it in My Computer and format as FAT 32.
If you right click on any file or folder under the "Send To" you should be able to send them to the flash drive that should show up under the Send To option.

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