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SanDisk USB Flash Drive and Encyption Software


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#1 zombiewhacker

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 04:06 PM

Just bought a SanDisk Extreme 64GB USB flash drive which comes with something called Secure Access encryption software.  I don't need the software, just the flash drive.  Will SanDisk drive automatically launch/install the software whether I want it to or not, or can I use it like any other drive without even knowing the software is there?

 

System I'm backing up is Windows XP, BTW.



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#2 RolandJS

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 04:16 PM

Keeping your receipt, try quick-formatting usb drive with its given default, that should give you a no-software-loaded usb stick.  You can probably "aim" explorer.exe at it and take a look-see just before you quick-format it.  This is the first time I heard of Secure Access.


Edited by RolandJS, 21 December 2015 - 04:17 PM.

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 04:20 PM

In short, if you do not want its automatic encription, quick-format the stick before using it.

Or, if you want to keep the software entact, make sure you do not activate it, do not call it up.

 

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2399/~/sandisk-secureaccess-3.0-support-information-and-download-page

 

Note: SecureAccess is not required to use your flash drive as a storage device on Mac or PC. SecureAccess is a complimentary data encryption and password protection application.

 

SanDisk SecureAccess v3.0 is a fast, simple way to store and protect critical and sensitive files on SanDisk USB flash drives.

Access to your private vault is protected by a personal password, and your files are automatically encrypted - so even if you share your SanDisk® USB flash drive or it becomes lost or stolen, access to your files are safe.   [bolding mine]


Edited by RolandJS, 21 December 2015 - 04:21 PM.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

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Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 06:03 PM

Thanks.  How do you quick-format a USB drive, though?



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 06:22 PM

If your Windows' explorer.exe sees it in the left-sde column, has given it a drive letter, then right-click[*] on that usb device, left-click format, it should be set for quick-format and set for usb stick's default [I think FAT32?].  [*] Make absolutely sure you have right-clicked on this usb stick.


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Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)

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