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U3 garbage on flash drives

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Does anyone know how to delete the partition on Sandisk flash drives with the "stellar" U3 technology?

The drive mounts as two separate volumes and it's severely annoying.
post #2 of 11
U3 Uninstaller.
post #3 of 11
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Thanks, you did me a solid
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Those drives are not severly annoying, they are the spawn of the devil.

I hate U3. Alot.

Nice to know there is an uninstaller, though. Maybe I can stop avoiding sandisk USB drives...
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post #5 of 11
Is there a counterpart of U3 that works on a Mac? The concept is okay, if you have a platform it'll work on.
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post #6 of 11
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Thanks, you did me a solid

How were you able to download and use the uninstaller for the SanDisk U3 USB?

When I download the uninstaller, I get "launchpadremoval.EXE which of course doesn't work on my Mac.
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Originally Posted by -dF View Post

Thanks, you did me a solid

How were you able to download and use the uninstaller for the SanDisk U3 USB?

When I download the uninstaller, I get "launchpadremoval.EXE which of course doesn't work on my Mac.
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How were you able to download and use the uninstaller for the SanDisk U3 USB?

When I download the uninstaller, I get "launchpadremoval.EXE which of course doesn't work on my Mac.


Do you have access to a Windows machine?
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Do you have access to a Windows machine?

I have two PC's. Unfortunately, I haven't used them since a year after I got a Mac - five years ago. I live in south Florida where the humidity is high and both PC's are dead - moisture in the electronics I think. You have to use electronics regularly to keep them heated and dry.

I assume what you're going to say is to uninstall the U3 on a PC since the uninstaller doesn't work on a Mac.
Good idea. I'll take it to work where I HAVE to use #$%^&*# PC's.

It's ironic: The U3 doesn't work on a Mac. You would think they would at least have a work-around so that the uninstaller would work on a Mac,
Thanks for the push in the right direction.
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I have two PC's. Unfortunately, I haven't used them since a year after I got a Mac - five years ago. I live in south Florida where the humidity is high and both PC's are dead - moisture in the electronics I think. You have to use electronics regularly to keep them heated and dry.

I assume what you're going to say is to uninstall the U3 on a PC since the uninstaller doesn't work on a Mac.
Good idea. I'll take it to work where I HAVE to use #$%^&*# PC's.

It's ironic: The U3 doesn't work on a Mac. You would think they would at least have a work-around so that the uninstaller would work on a Mac,
Thanks for the push in the right direction.

Try at a public library.
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post #11 of 11
I also have a U3 and went through this very same thing (and borrowed a room mate's computer to erase the stuff).

What really irks me about it is the fact that the flash drives are listed as Mac-compatible. My thing is this: "If you say you're Mac-compatible, then you should support Macs with all your features, or at least work as a regular flash drive!"
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