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Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-12-2015

Open Flash Drive created on Win7 on a Win8 computer

I got a Sandisk 32 GB Cruzer USB Flash Drive to copy photos/videos/other data from a Win7 computer to a Win8 computer.  After entering over 9 GB of data on the drive, the Win8 computer treated it as a blank file and did not show it as a drive that can be safely removed.  Is there a way it can be read on the Win8 computer?  I have no problem removing it from Win7 computer and later reinserting it and continuing to read or write on it.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,782
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: Open Flash Drive created on Win7 on a Win8 computer

I suspect the Win 8 machine's security apps are restricting access to the flash drive.

Ed
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SanDisk User
Posts: 66
Registered: ‎12-25-2014

Re: Open Flash Drive created on Win7 on a Win8 computer

Make sure that when testing this out, try to disable Windows Bitdefender as well. Sometimes, it's causing that issue.
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-12-2015

Re: Open Flash Drive created on Win7 on a Win8 computer

Thanks for the replies.  I restarted my Win8 computer because it wouldn't recognize another flash drive.  Now it recognizes both the Sandisk Cruzer and the other with no problems.  Case solved.