Old USB drives (of sizes 16, 32 and 64 gigabytes) still register as being "local disk"s when plugged in.
I'm am guessing there is a setting somewhere that can be altered to turn the "removable disk"s into "local disk"s so that they can be used for putting system images on, the flash drives SanDisk was making a few months back were treated as local disks and i doubt they have made a radical change to thier hardware in that time, infact the appearance and packaging of the drives hasn't changed at all.
How can i "reprogram" or otherwise modify the removable disks so they become the more versatile local disk type?
I don't even see what the difference is, so surely it can't be hard to convert a device from one type to th other, nor do i see why manufacturers would sell a drive which registred itslef as a removable disk not a local one, all this does is limit it's uses without giving any extra functionality or storage capacity.
I have already tried formatting to NTFS but that didn't help the matter, the USB stubbornly insisted it was a removable disk not a local one.
I also tried looking in "device manager" under control panel and in the settings window that is reached by clicking on "computer" in the left hand column in file explorer and then on "manage" (this brings up some window where you can see partitions and drive settings and such) but couldn't find any relevant looking options in there.
Further i tried searching around under the options which can be reached by right clicking on the drive in file explorer and goign into "properties" but this couldn't help me find an option either.
I know what is wrong, these new USB sticks are giving their type as removable disks not local ones but i can't find how to edit this type.Please help me find how to convert them from removable disks to local disks, i need them to change so i can use them for making system images on.
Edited by rp88, 01 December 2014 - 06:25 PM.