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Newbie
Hazel
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-10-2011

New Flash Drive

I recently purchased a Cruzer USB 2.0 16 GB Flash Drive. There are files already on it.   Can I delete them?

SanDisk Guru
Ed_P
Posts: 1,592
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: New Flash Drive

It depends.  What are their names?

Ed
SanDisk User
Jayryl
Posts: 61
Registered: ‎11-22-2010

Re: New Flash Drive

You can also format the drive: http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/312

Newbie
jraik
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-13-2011

Re: New Flash Drive

I also just purchased a new drive and it came with a club sandisk application installed on it. What is this and is it safe to remove?
SanDisk Guru
drlucky
Posts: 2,798
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: New Flash Drive

it is an app that will show you special offers for other applications. you can just delete it if you do not want it. 

Newbie
rdm68
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-03-2011
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Re: New Flash Drive

On my new Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drive (16 GB), there are already files:

autorun.inf

RunClubSanDisk.exe

RunSanDiskSecureAccess_Win.exe

SanDisSecureAccess

 

Can I just delete these? Or can I hide them somehow?

SanDisk Guru
Ed_P
Posts: 1,592
Registered: ‎07-23-2010
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Re: New Flash Drive

Of course.  They are only needed if you want your files secure.

Ed
SanDisk User
o_sala
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎09-01-2011
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Re: New Flash Drive

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Hazel, you can open My Computer, look for your Flash drive, usually its F/G/H, doublick, then you can delete the files from there.    

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thomasslonaker
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-17-2012
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Re: New Flash Drive

I bought my son a new flash drive.  He came home from school and said he got in trouble for trying to install software on a school computer.  I took the flash drive and deleted the files off of it.  Does it actually install anything on a PC when it is plugged in or just run from the flash drive?

SanDisk Guru
Ed_P
Posts: 1,592
Registered: ‎07-23-2010
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Re: New Flash Drive

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"Does it actually install anything on a PC when it is plugged in "

 

Windows installs new drivers if the drive is a new device in the machine.

 

As for any other software it's hard to say since you didn't provide any names.

Ed