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Can't Save To Usb Drive


I am using windows home premium 64bit, i do my norton ghose backups and other backups on an external usb drive which is the e: drive. In the last couple of days the programs i backup report that the e: drive is not available. I tried saving a simple word file to the e: drive and got the error message "you don't have permission to save in this location.contact the administrator to obtain permission. "  Since i have an administrative account i don't know what's going on.

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