I've password protected a 100Mb zip disk but I don't get a password entry dialogue box when I insert it in the drive. The zip disk is not recognised at all. I'm using XP and have the latest version of Iomegaware. No mention of this on the Iomewga support area.
Thanks BJ but I tried that. When you insert the disk in the Zip drive on my WIN 2000 system that dialog box comes up. I enter the password and get the message that the disk is unprotected. When I click on the drive icon i get a message to insert a disk - it doesn't see the disk. On the XP system the dialog box doesn't come up on its own but if I right click on the iconn I get an unprotect option with the same results as my 2000 system. I'll dust off my old WIN95 Tosh and try that.
By the way on the Iomega web site that Iomega don't support the newer 2000 and XP file structure so beware Zip disk on WIN 2000 and XP.
Your comment that Iomega does not suppport the newer 2000 and XP file structure was interesting. I have a 250MB internal Zip drive which reads and writes to both 100MB and 250MB with no problems at all. However, although I have the latest Iomegaware software installed, the Protect option does not appear in the drop down list when I right click on the drive icon with a disk inserted. Not a problem for me as I have no need to password protect the disks I use, but I haveoften been curious as to why the protect option is not available. My OS is XP Home.
I have the latest version of Iomegaware installed on my PC - just confirmed this on their website. When I right-click on my ZIP250 drive icon, with or without a disk in, I only get two options - namely Format and Eject. For some reason I am not getting the Protect option showing.
I have solved my problem. I uninstalled Iomegaware 4.0.2 via Add/Remove programs as I did previously. Then I backed up the registry and deleted the Iomega entries in the Software sections of HKEY_CURRENT_USER and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. 4.0.2 was then reinstalled after which I rebooted my PC. Voila!! all the options mentioned by seekit were there. Why doesn't the uninstall routine remove these registry entries??
What a response!! Thanks for the replies and especially the links from DieSse.
As I said I would I dusted off my Tosh with Win95 and the external Zip drive. It recognised the protection - I was able to unprotect the disk and recover the files. I had thought of selling the Tosh but I'm going to keep it as a Win 95 safety net.
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