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Anonymous
August 7, 2005 2:06:02 AM

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Found a great program from Microsoft Download that recognizes those USB Flash
Media devices that do not show in Windows Explorer. I tried it and it works.
I have not tried all the functions, but you are able to explorer the drive
just like you were in Windows Explorer. You even have the right mouse
functions! Maybe the MVPs can pass this along to the threads they are
monitoring.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.aspx?displayl...

Microsoft USB Flash Drive Manager (Standard)

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Anonymous
August 7, 2005 3:28:42 PM

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In news:AC04A5DE-108C-4160-B67E-8E9D0373BE24@microsoft.com,
JustUs <JustUs@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> Found a great program from Microsoft Download that recognizes those
> USB Flash Media devices that do not show in Windows Explorer. I tried
> it and it works. I have not tried all the functions, but you are able
> to explorer the drive just like you were in Windows Explorer. You
> even have the right mouse functions! Maybe the MVPs can pass this
> along to the threads they are monitoring.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.aspx?displayl...
>
> Microsoft USB Flash Drive Manager (Standard)

Interesting...thanks, although your link doesn't actually take one to the
actual download - for that, try

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

Just wondering, tho...I've yet to run into a (working) USB flash drive that
didn't show up in Explorer..... have you?
Anonymous
August 7, 2005 5:10:02 PM

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Yes. My Sandisk Mini Cruzer, ZIO Dazzle 10-1 card reader, Olympus D540 camer.
There are several threads on this forum and Windows XP Hardware relating to
USB flash drives not showing in Windows Explorer. Sandisk was able to solve
my problem with removing the Vid and letting Windows see the device again.
Olympus will not touch the registry, and ZIO is still working on it. The
drives do show in Device Manager and in Control Panel under Portable Media,
but never in the main Explorer. Even if you change drive letters, reinstall
USB drivers, etc. Expert-Exchange also has many threads on the same problem.

ExplorerXP, third party, shows the drives fine, but there is little
functionality for right mouse.

"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:

>
>
> In news:AC04A5DE-108C-4160-B67E-8E9D0373BE24@microsoft.com,
> JustUs <JustUs@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> > Found a great program from Microsoft Download that recognizes those
> > USB Flash Media devices that do not show in Windows Explorer. I tried
> > it and it works. I have not tried all the functions, but you are able
> > to explorer the drive just like you were in Windows Explorer. You
> > even have the right mouse functions! Maybe the MVPs can pass this
> > along to the threads they are monitoring.
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.aspx?displayl...
> >
> > Microsoft USB Flash Drive Manager (Standard)
>
> Interesting...thanks, although your link doesn't actually take one to the
> actual download - for that, try
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
>
> Just wondering, tho...I've yet to run into a (working) USB flash drive that
> didn't show up in Explorer..... have you?
>
>
>
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Anonymous
August 8, 2005 9:39:58 AM

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In article <AC04A5DE-108C-4160-B67E-8E9D0373BE24@microsoft.com>,
JustUs <JustUs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Found a great program from Microsoft Download that recognizes those USB Flash
>Media devices that do not show in Windows Explorer. I tried it and it works.
>I have not tried all the functions, but you are able to explorer the drive
>just like you were in Windows Explorer. You even have the right mouse
>functions! Maybe the MVPs can pass this along to the threads they are
>monitoring.
>
>http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.aspx?displayl...
>
>Microsoft USB Flash Drive Manager (Standard)

Thanks for pointing that out! I just downloaded the program and found
that you have to install .NET Framework to install and use it. I'll
pass on that.
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Anonymous
August 8, 2005 9:43:18 AM

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In article <2AB6B5D6-8906-48A9-B802-4711D5E336E1@microsoft.com>,
JustUs <JustUs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>> Just wondering, tho...I've yet to run into a (working) USB flash drive that
>> didn't show up in Explorer..... have you?
>
>Yes. My Sandisk Mini Cruzer, ZIO Dazzle 10-1 card reader, Olympus D540 camer.
>There are several threads on this forum and Windows XP Hardware relating to
>USB flash drives not showing in Windows Explorer. Sandisk was able to solve
>my problem with removing the Vid and letting Windows see the device again.
>Olympus will not touch the registry, and ZIO is still working on it. The
>drives do show in Device Manager and in Control Panel under Portable Media,
>but never in the main Explorer. Even if you change drive letters, reinstall
>USB drivers, etc. Expert-Exchange also has many threads on the same problem.
>
>ExplorerXP, third party, shows the drives fine, but there is little
>functionality for right mouse.

That's interesting. I've used my Sandisk Mini Cruzer on dozens of
computers with no problems. I carry my spyware and virus removal
tools on it.

Please tell us what "removing the Vid" means and how to do it.
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Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

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Anonymous
August 8, 2005 11:26:38 AM

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I beleive that "Vid" stands for "Vendor ID" as each one is unique to a
particular device/manufacturer. The Vid for the device is located in
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB At least that is where it was for
the Sandisk. Delete the appropriate Vid. There are Vid's located in USBSTOR
as well, but without a Vendor telling yhou their Vendor ID, you may not know
which belongs to who. If you cannot delete it, make sure that you have the
correct permissions. Right Click on the Vid and make the appropriate choice.
In the same area are the ones for my Olympus camera, Fuji camera, and ZIO
Dazzle. However, deleting those did not get them back to showing in Explorer.
The Vid's were recreated upon inserting the devices.

"Steve Winograd [MVP]" wrote:

> In article <2AB6B5D6-8906-48A9-B802-4711D5E336E1@microsoft.com>,
> JustUs <JustUs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >> Just wondering, tho...I've yet to run into a (working) USB flash drive that
> >> didn't show up in Explorer..... have you?
> >
> >Yes. My Sandisk Mini Cruzer, ZIO Dazzle 10-1 card reader, Olympus D540 camer.
> >There are several threads on this forum and Windows XP Hardware relating to
> >USB flash drives not showing in Windows Explorer. Sandisk was able to solve
> >my problem with removing the Vid and letting Windows see the device again.
> >Olympus will not touch the registry, and ZIO is still working on it. The
> >drives do show in Device Manager and in Control Panel under Portable Media,
> >but never in the main Explorer. Even if you change drive letters, reinstall
> >USB drivers, etc. Expert-Exchange also has many threads on the same problem.
> >
> >ExplorerXP, third party, shows the drives fine, but there is little
> >functionality for right mouse.
>
> That's interesting. I've used my Sandisk Mini Cruzer on dozens of
> computers with no problems. I carry my spyware and virus removal
> tools on it.
>
> Please tell us what "removing the Vid" means and how to do it.
> --
> Thanks,
> Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
>
> Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
Anonymous
August 8, 2005 3:53:06 PM

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In article <465599A5-9AA1-4FA2-BCC6-C1F28E3824DF@microsoft.com>,
JustUs <JustUs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>> >> Just wondering, tho...I've yet to run into a (working) USB flash drive that
>> >> didn't show up in Explorer..... have you?
>> >
>> >Yes. My Sandisk Mini Cruzer, ZIO Dazzle 10-1 card reader, Olympus D540 camer.
>> >There are several threads on this forum and Windows XP Hardware relating to
>> >USB flash drives not showing in Windows Explorer. Sandisk was able to solve
>> >my problem with removing the Vid and letting Windows see the device again.
>> >Olympus will not touch the registry, and ZIO is still working on it. The
>> >drives do show in Device Manager and in Control Panel under Portable Media,
>> >but never in the main Explorer. Even if you change drive letters, reinstall
>> >USB drivers, etc. Expert-Exchange also has many threads on the same problem.
>> >
>> >ExplorerXP, third party, shows the drives fine, but there is little
>> >functionality for right mouse.
>>
>> That's interesting. I've used my Sandisk Mini Cruzer on dozens of
>> computers with no problems. I carry my spyware and virus removal
>> tools on it.
>>
>> Please tell us what "removing the Vid" means and how to do it.
>
>I beleive that "Vid" stands for "Vendor ID" as each one is unique to a
>particular device/manufacturer. The Vid for the device is located in
>HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB At least that is where it was for
>the Sandisk. Delete the appropriate Vid. There are Vid's located in USBSTOR
>as well, but without a Vendor telling yhou their Vendor ID, you may not know
>which belongs to who. If you cannot delete it, make sure that you have the
>correct permissions. Right Click on the Vid and make the appropriate choice.
>In the same area are the ones for my Olympus camera, Fuji camera, and ZIO
>Dazzle. However, deleting those did not get them back to showing in Explorer.
>The Vid's were recreated upon inserting the devices.

Thanks. On my computer, Regedit shows 26 VId entries. Using the Edit
| Find command, I found the one for the Cruzer Mini.
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Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

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