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locked memory stick- how to unlock?


SparkyJack
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One of my flock passed to me a memory stick called Istar-8.4 Gb which has a built in security software.- it appears to have got 'itself' locked and when the soft ware screen display comes up the 'unlock' button and password field remain greyed out.

This is of course a Windows item- and as I run Ubuntu- there is nothing I can do to poke around.

Any ideas please.

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Nontek

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I don't think there is any such item as a Istar-8.4Gb memory stick - or at least not according to Google!

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rawprawn

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Format it?

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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heymin

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pompyx

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My Sandisk cruisers are the same, if it is locked you will have to first unlock it with a Windows O/S, then Ubuntu can read it.

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SparkyJack

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Thank you Fruitbat for the Tech salsa link - this may prove useful

Pompyx and Haymin

Thank you for yours but I am not particularly interested in opening the item via Ubuntu The memory is owned by a Windoze user- that is what I am trying to ascertain. But will test the Ubuntu route - you never know it may happen to somkething of mine- one day.

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pompyx

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The Scandisk for example only allows 3 attempts to open it, if the Istar-8.4 Gb has the same type of security it will then lock up. I think, as has already been suggested by Rawprawn, it will have to be Re-formatted.

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