Solved: Access denied writing to usb

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juliuschai
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Solved: Access denied writing to usb

Post by juliuschai »

I've got a 15 gb usb filled with 2 partitions (5gb linux os, 10 gb ext4 partition). I ran HxD as admin, picked my usb from the devices list, uncheck the read-only option, wrote my changes, pressed ctrl-s, and boom a pop-up "Access denied" shows up.
I can write my usb using windows (adding text files, folders), edit partitions via device management.
I'm running win 10 (not sure if that helps)

P.S: i've tried turning it on and off, doesn't help :(

Maël
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Re: Access denied writing to usb

Post by Maël »

Have you tried HxD 2.0 RC?

https://mh-nexus.de/downloads/HxDSetup.zip

In general the issue is that since Vista Windows denies write access to any mounted partitions. HxD 2.0 tries to automatically unmount them if possible.
Otherwise you can try to unmount any paritions on that disk using disk management before trying to access it in HxD (you'll have to open the physical disk then, because the logical disks/partitions will not be available due to unmounting them).

Let me know if that worked.

juliuschai
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Re: Access denied writing to usb

Post by juliuschai »

i kinda gave up on the problem and decided to just edit the iso instead of my flashdisk. So i won't be able to try this solution :| Sorry!

juliuschai
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Re: Access denied writing to usb

Post by juliuschai »

HxD 2 RC works for me, Thanks!

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