I just replaced my old 32G Cruzer (which I lost) with a new one.
I use the Cruzer as a Music player in my car. I plug it into my laptop, Windows Media syncs my entire library, then I plug it into my car & it’s seen as an MP3 player. It worked flawlessly.
The new Cruzer because it’s recognized as a fixed disk is not seen by Windows Media at all & incapable of syncing my music library. I can copy my library but I store all my music encoded at MP3 320bps & that’s too large for my car. When Windows Media syncs it reduces the file sizes to something more manageable.
I’ve read your other posts and I understand that you’re stuck with Microsoft’s new stupid initiative that removable storage should be seen by the system as non-removable storage. I will not try to understand the logic there. I’m assuming there’s a bug in Windows 8 & it’s easier to force the entire storage industry to change than fix the bug.
My question is that given my purpose for the Cruzer, have I just purchased a brick? Should I just toss it in the garbage & buy something from another manufacturer or is there some kind of workaround?
Thanks for your help. I do appreciate the grief this initiative is causing you. Maybe you should just go back to Microsoft & tell them it’s a stupid idea to make removable drives pretend to be fixed and you won’t comply.