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Coverting a USB dongle to a USB flash Drive

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Coverting a USB dongle to a USB flash Drive

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Is there anyway to convert a USB dongle into a usb flash drive. I currently can't see the drive listed in windows explore but it is detected and installated. Thanks for the help.
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    shasca

    Does the removable media show up in Disk Management?

    On the desktop right click My Computer and the Manage. Down the list is Disk Management. If it is detected it should show up as removable media witha an assigned drive letter. There could be a conflict with existing devices using the same draive letter. This will keep it from showing up in Explorer. You would just right click and chsnge the drive letter to one not being used.

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    OldER Mycroft

    It really depends on whether you're ever going to need the dongle again for its present function.

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    The Scummy One

    then stomp on the Dongle to compact it to fit in a flash drive. Then cut the dongle cable and -- viola -- a USB dongle converted to a flash drive.

    However it may not function afterwards, so backup the data first :^0 :^0

    Ok, more seriously, what is on the Dongle? If it is a dongle to unlock a SW package, then I doubt you can just copy/clone it to a flash drive easily, and you may destroy it in the process. Only try this if you can go without the SW until either a new dongle arrives, or until a new license/dongle is purchased.


    If it is just a memory card, likely all you need to do is copy the data to a flash drive.

    However, you should backup your data and make sure not to 'move' it until it has been copied/verified elsewhere.

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    1bn0

    They typically include an encryption chip or a hash key required by the software package they are provided for.

    If you really just want a USB drive the dongle is probably worth a LOT more to someone tryingto run the software than any USB drive would be to you.

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    shasca

    Does the removable media show up in Disk Management?

    On the desktop right click My Computer and the Manage. Down the list is Disk Management. If it is detected it should show up as removable media witha an assigned drive letter. There could be a conflict with existing devices using the same draive letter. This will keep it from showing up in Explorer. You would just right click and chsnge the drive letter to one not being used.

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    OldER Mycroft

    It really depends on whether you're ever going to need the dongle again for its present function.

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    The Scummy One

    then stomp on the Dongle to compact it to fit in a flash drive. Then cut the dongle cable and -- viola -- a USB dongle converted to a flash drive.

    However it may not function afterwards, so backup the data first :^0 :^0

    Ok, more seriously, what is on the Dongle? If it is a dongle to unlock a SW package, then I doubt you can just copy/clone it to a flash drive easily, and you may destroy it in the process. Only try this if you can go without the SW until either a new dongle arrives, or until a new license/dongle is purchased.


    If it is just a memory card, likely all you need to do is copy the data to a flash drive.

    However, you should backup your data and make sure not to 'move' it until it has been copied/verified elsewhere.

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    1bn0

    They typically include an encryption chip or a hash key required by the software package they are provided for.

    If you really just want a USB drive the dongle is probably worth a LOT more to someone tryingto run the software than any USB drive would be to you.