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    USB Drives Mount but...

    When I plug in my two different usb drives they both mount just fine. I can see and view the files. I cannot however create a folder or "write" to the drives.

    I then being the "computer guy" that I am checked the permissions on the drive. The first time I booted were read-only, so I changed that and made sure all the permissions were set for write access.

    This is to no avail. I am fixing to install Linux on this computer, but I need to save some of the old files from the corrupt Windows installation. Please help me!

    JS

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    Assuming the thumbdrives are formatted either FAT16 or FAT32 and the link is auto-populated to your desktop, you should be able to right click and mount the drive(s). Then, right click again and choose Actions> Change read/write mode> choose yes or no depending on intent. You should then be able to save to your drive. Once you're done, don't forget to unmount the drives to ensure the data is saved.

    HTH

    'Goon

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