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Q: write protected folder in 2nd (older) hard drive

I had to pull a drive out of a laptop. I need to save the Owners documents but they are write protected. Can't access the folders in the new pc. The account had a password which I know. Please help

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A: write protected folder in 2nd (older) hard drive

Have you tried right clicking on the folder, then clicking the general tab (if you have to) and unchecking the 'read only' box?

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I am just wondering as to whether you can alter the write protection in a USB drive.

Do you have to scan the folder - check for errors like in my 500GB Seagate USB external disk drive?

I am just enquirying as Seagate are saying that I must have used it with a Mac which I have not.

I just wish to put some other data on the disk and able to transfer to another computer.

A:Write protected folder - USB Disk Drive

Go into the properties of the drive and make sure all permissions are checked, you should be able to do anything you want with the drive. Is it brand new, did the problem just start ?

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Hi all,

Everytime I try to save anything I ge a error "write-protected". I try all the securty rights but no luck. I am running 7077 x64. So how to undo write-protected??

ULLS

A:Any Hard Drive is Write-Protected

I had the same problem with 7077 after I had removed an account from windows. It totally stopped access to one drive.
The only way I managed to get it back was to change all of the access rights including drive owner.
it is a long process as all permissions have to be changed and inherant rights.

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have installed an external hard drive on my system but did not note in the beginning it was write protected nor would I have opted for same if I had so noted. Now I cannot view most of the files because it says I do not have permission to do so. Am not PC literate enough to know how to remove the write protection and so gain access to folders.

Can someone outline a list of what I must do to remove this write protection? Have searched all over but failed to find any way to do so on my own. Much thanks if someone can guide me to the spot where I can achieve same.
 

A:Solved: Write protected external hard drive

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I am running OS Windows XP on a Dell Dimension E521 Dual Processor.
I put all my documents on a CD-R when I thought I was going to have to a complete systems restore. Now I would like to put them back onto my harddrive. But due to them being "write-protected" they won't move. Can anyone help this dingy ole lady who just fumbles around blindly??? Thank you for your time.
 

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Please help Unable to run windows on any mode normal or safe when running in prompt mode and ask it to run chkdsk it gives me the following the type of file is NTFS, Cannot lock current drive, Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected. Have tried hard drive on another machine same happens Have put a new Windows 7 on a another hard drive and when I try to run chkdsk on this hard drive Iget the same message as anyone had the same problem please note the hard drives are different makes and the machines have different motherboards ect have also dtied diskpart without any success at present time looking in different forume this seems a problem to a lot of trouble
thenks regards Ric

A:Unable to run chkdsk hard drive write protected

Does diskpart detail disk tell yo it is read only?

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Hi,
I need to pull out some files from my old pc's hard drive. I put it in my USB drive, and tried to transfer some files to my laptop, only to realize that I have put a password to my account/folder before. I have no monitor with my old pc anymore. so it'd be a hassle trying to get it the other way.
I know the password, of course, I wonder if there is anyway to gain access to my folder?
Thanks.
P.S: When I click on the properties of the file, it shows okb, I guess that is normal with passwd protected folders?
 

A:Urgent: How to access password protected folder from external hard drive?

Exactly how did you password protect the folder? If you're talking about EFS encryption, I suggest you put the monitor back on and get it that way, because you probably didn't build the recovery disk. If you used some other password scheme, what did you use?
 

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Spent $$ buying USB connected case to get access to files on old internal hard drive from failed PC. Can see directories/folders using my system running XP Professional but they are password protected, cannot access. What can I do? Saw old question from 2006 but no answers - thread had expired.
 

A:Urgent: How to access password protected folder from external hard drive?

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i copied a portion of my sys32 folder to my cdrw drive because i'm stupid. and i wanted to see if i could use it to alter my sys32 on my other machine. don't ask.

yeah, i soon realized the folder's write protected and i can't burn the foler, or delete the copy. now i can't burn anything unless i use a different profile.

i tried properties > uncheck read only. i'm guessing the answer lies somewhere in folder options.

help is appreciated, as always.
 

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My document folder in my windows xp laptop gives the mesage as Access denied or write protected. This was caused whrn I changed my logon password wusinf Manage your passpord from My desktop, Manage, User and Groups then change password.
Is ther anyway I can un encrpt and make my folder usable. I am unable to backup or restore from previous backup.
Need some help
SM

A:My Document Folder Access denied / write protected

Try this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

You have to be logged in as an administrator.

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Hi, everybody i have aproblem with windows 7 ultimate X64, at first everything worked fine but now when i boot up some of my hard drives ( not all ) are write protected and i can only remove the write protection with diskpart.When i boot up again the drives are write protected again,it is very frustrating anybody have a cure for this, as i said it was running perfectly at first.
sanity

A:Why are my hard drives write protected

Try Taking ownership of your full HD or try reinstalling windows or try disk check

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registry edit (Change the "Value data" entry to .0) but not resolve..
using diskpart method but not resolve... please help me..
 

A:usb pen drive is write protected

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I have the same problem. I am using an 8GB Transcend pen drive which shows as write protected. My OS is Windows XP. Pl help resolve

A:my usb pen drive is write protected

Which brand of flash drive do you have? How old is it?

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Hello,
This is my first login and first topic , I see on this category thousands of topic at this time , my problem is error message "The disk is write protected" , I am wondering what is this mean and how to solve this error?
Sincerely Yours,
Have a wonderful day
 

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Hello all. I need your help. I have a USB drive and it is write protected. I cannot format it with windows advanced boot option, I am not able to change the registry value for storage policies even. I have tried multiple PCs to format it. No luck

Please help guys...it is imp.

Thanks.

A:USB drive is write protected.

Hi,

Have you tried to perform a CLEAN or CLEAN ALL command from DISKPART in order to wipe the drive?

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Then attempt the format after that.

Regards,
Golden

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i am not able to find storage device police in My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDeviceP olicies
 

A:Write protected in my pen drive

From here: http://www.w-tweaks.com/html/sp2_external_usb_sticks_proble.html




In case the key StorageDevicePolicies does not exist, right-click on the Control key and select New/Key. Name it StorageDevicePolicies. Open this key and right-click on an empty spot in the right-hand side of the window. Select New/DWORD Value and name it WriteProtect. Enter 0 to deactivate the write protection.Click to expand...

Mind you, it's not in mine either, and USB are fine
You haven't just flicked the little switch on the pen drive, that write protects it have you? (some don't have this though)
 

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i have a 4gb pen drive which is not formatted it shows that "this disk is write protected "
can anyone help me to format this disk.

A:write protected pen drive

give this a shot:

1. click Start.

2. type in diskpart

3. wait for the black screen to apear, and type in "list disk"

4. find out which disk is your pen drive then type "select disk (pen drive number)"

5. type format.

try that and post results

Thanks

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I have a Sandisk 16GB flash drive that is write protected, cant find any solution!
After trying to format the drive I tried to remove the write protection with diskpart and now the drive wont appear in my computer but is still detected in disk management. Also it keeps coming up as local disk G for some reason.

All suggestions appreciated
 

A:USB drive Write protected

Is there a partition for it in Disk Management? You need at least 1 partition on the drive.
 

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Dear Sir,                   I h've HP Pendrive 8 GB (HP V -220 W). It has Disk Write Protected problem...i've tried all the possibilities. but, i can read & copy that data 's from that device. i can't  FORMAT my Device. pls send me any solution to resolve this. I'm WAITING..... for your reply. Thanks Regards,     sundar J 











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A:My Pen Drive (HP V-220 W 8 GB ) has write protected....

Hi, Please try to disable write access to USB drives: Run Registry Editor (regedit).Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ControlCreate a New Key named as StorageDevicePolicies.Highlight StorageDevicePolicies, and then create a New DWORD (32-bit) Value named as WriteProtect.Double click on WriteProtect, and set its value data to 1.or return it and get a new one. Regards.

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Hello, and as always thank you to anyone willing to help. I've a dual boot configuration, XP Professional and Windows 7, where the 2 partitions/OS's are independent by use of a third-party (non-Windows) boot manager. My problem is that any external hard drive I use while booted into my Win 7 OS becomes write protected within a few minutes of installation; however, the same drive is fully usable--ie, not write protected--if used while booted into my XP Pro OS. I'm slowly losing my mind. I've checked the registry entry involving "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies" and it's as it should be. I've used the command prompt to check volume/disk attributes for the external drives and all of them are readonly clear. Honestly, as far as I know I've tried everything that over ten (10) hours of Googling could find me. Any ideas anyone? Literally, running Windows 7, within minutes of plugging in an otherwise not write protected USB external hard drive it becomes write protected. Every time. Thanks again for any help.

A:USB External Hard Drives Become Write Protected In Windows 7

I guess the question is this: What defines write-protection in Windows 7?The first thing that comes to mind for me is BitLocker. However, this service should only turn on when you tell it to. It should not happen automatically.It probably boils down to Permission issues...Try this:Inside My Computer, right-click your external hard drive and click Properties. Under the Security tab, look at the permissions. Click Advanced. Under the Owner tab, if your name is not the owner (it probably won't be), click Edit and make yourself the owner. "OK/Apply" out of all these windows, then open Properties again. Under Security again, click Edit. Give yourself Full Control. Apply, OK, etc...Check now to see if have the same problem. I hope that it works.Could you post the exact error message you get? I've never seen one, so I'm curious....

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Hey guys,
I have been having this problem with my 128MB SAHARA flash drive for sometime now. Whenever I try to plug it into my system[OS: Windows xp service pack 2], I receive this message that my disk is write-protected and that I should remove the write-protection or use another disk. The only problem is that whenever I try to open,copy,move files or format the disk, the same message re-appears!! I have even tried low-level formatting the disk only to receive a "read error" when it's halfway through and the formatting never ends even when I leave it to continue for a long time! I even tried using "computer management" under "administrative tools" in control panel to remove any restrictions on its access but all's in vain.I also tried formatting using the command prompt but it didn't help with the message!Anybody out there knows what I can do to solve my problem, please help me.
Kevinn.
 

A:Write-protected flash drive!

Get a new flash drive? You can try some of the stuff here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic45834.html but there's a good chance that the drive has simply gone bad.
 

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I was trying to run CHKDSK today when DOS told me the drive was write protected and could not be written to. The drive is the administrator drive. How could this be? Is it a Win 10 problem, or a disk problem?

The system hasn't booted for three days... I can't help thinking they must have the same cause. It started while running Automatic Repair.

Any ideas?

Thanks fellow geeks!

A:Root drive write protected?

Hi, not sure from your post (never heard of "the administrator drive") however since you get this trying to run chkdsk on the diagnostic, RE (recovery environment) drive (same for vista, seven and eight) I assume that's where you are.

At the prompt type :-

bcdedit | find "osdevice" (press enter), the | is called a pipe and is found above the \ key, please type this cmd exactly as shown. It will return:- os device .... partition=x: (where x is a drive letter)

Use this drive letter in your chkdsk cmd, assume it is D:

type:- D: (press enter) the prompt will change to D:> at this type chkdsk /r (press enter) 5 stages of chkdsk will run, as no event logs are available it will give error 50 when finished, do not worry about this.

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went to copy over some files when my pen drive has become write protected and cannot be wrote to, deleted or formatted (same i know).
googled it and looked at previous posts on here, tried all the things online that i came across.
hard disk low level format tool. fail
sdformatter. fail
hp usb formatter. fail
disk managment:fail

regedit.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > StorageDevicePolicies
do not have folder StorageDevicePolicies
cmd. format G: /fs:fat32 get this result.
Invalid media or Track 0 bad - disk unusable.
tried a few software to fix but still nothing.
running XP SP3
4GB pen drive (unknown manufacturer)
apart from binning it any help appreciated.
 

A:Solved: USB pen drive has become write protected

By any chance does the drive have a physical write protection switch hat may have been moved?
 

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Hi. I am having aproblem with my integral 2.0 gb flash drive. When i try to format it, windows says that its write protected. There is no switch on it just in case your wandering. Really annoying because use every day to transfer files.
 

A:Usb flash drive is write protected

Im not sure.... i have had two jump drives. My first had a little lock on the side that would write protect it. It was easy to lose it because it would come out of the caseing and i would slide it back in backwards and loose the the lock on the wrong slide. The new one i have now is password protected, you can't open, write or do anything with it until you have the pw. If you don't have any of these features than im not sure what to tell you.
 

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Alright, I'm at my wits end with this. There is absolutely no switch for write protection on my PNY 4gig flash drive, but there are certain files that are damaged, and I want to do a reformat. Can't do this because it says the disk is write protected. Tried the low level format and HP format programs suggested, but neither work. HP says the disk is formatted, and the other gets low level format errors and erases nothing.

Also tried the registry edit solution, but could not find the Storage Device Policies string. Please help!
 

A:Flash Drive is write protected

You may get lucky, but to save time, toss that drive, and go with something that has not been damaged. 4 GB flash drives are only $4 to $6.95 now days.
 

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Hi, I have an 8gb flashdrive and it's almost full so i want to delete some files but then there is a popup that says i cant delete it because it is a write protected and i search in the internet and i found some answers like going to cmd and diskpart and then when I listdisk i dont see my flash drive.
 

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I have a transcend 16 GB flash drive that should up the other day as being write protected when I went to put something on it. I am able to access and copy the data but not add data or remove data. I've been to the transcend website and their fixit tool didn't and doesn't work on my drive. I've searched the web and keep running into dead leads. Please help.
 

A:Write Protected USB flash drive

Hi

if you can copy the data off it, try doing a format on it...
 

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I have an "LGear" 16 gb usb flash drive, when I transfer files to it eventually I'll get a pop up telling me the disk is write protected. I've tried formatting it many times, whenever I transfer files to it after a while I get a "dish is write protected" message. When I check it's properties I see it's write protected.
When I remove it from my laptop (running Vista 64) and then plug it into a USB port windows detects the problem and "fixes" the problem, I format it but have the same problem every time I try to use it.

I'm just about ready to chuck it in the garbage, before I di is there anything else I could try?
I have this problem on our Vista and XP computers, only with this one stick, I have 3 others thatt work fine.
Thanks
Will
 

A:Write protected flash drive?

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my Hp pen drive is write protected ..i tried dos ,diskpart ,regedit and many formatting tools ..but nothing work ...plz help me ...thanks

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Hi there,

I have recently bought a SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB Flash Drive 1.0GB, when inserted into the USB port the software installed correctly, computer recognised the new drive and i rebooted the PC.

The problem i have is that i can't copy any files onto the flash drive (The reason i bought it!) i get the error message stating the drive is Write Protected ! i have checked the unit for any switches, which there are none, i have also tried formatting the drive and get the same error message....

I have googled the problem and can see i am not the only one with this problem on Flash drives but i cannot see how to resolve the problem....

Any idea's?...

Thanks
 

A:Write Protected Flash Drive

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My HP v220w pen drive of 16 GB is write protected and i am allowed only to copy from it and nothing else, so i have tried all the possible methods to format it like "registry editor, command prompt, using disk manage, safe mode, also using bootable OS DVD". I think i have 2 options now, one to exchage it using warranty card and the other to try formatting using Open Source Operating System. If some one have any solutions for this please reply me...!













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A:HP v220w pen drive of 16 GB is write protected

Thankx problem resolved 

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I have 256MB pen Drive and I am trying to write or copy paste any file it says that disk is Write Protected. The same pen Drive is working fine on another system. I found two file on the pen drive which seems to be garbag and i try to delete or rename but same message show( Write Protected)
 

A:Win Xp system says Pen Drive is Write Protected

Try Unlocker
 

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Hey all

I've been searching on Google for the past hour and I can't find any answers to this whatsoever. I'm trying to get into the USB disk (8GB). The make is Verbatim.

When I try to open the USB stick, it says that I need to format the disk before I can use it. So I try formatting it through Windows, but it fails, telling me that it's write protected.

I've tried looking under disk management (which tells me that it has a healthy primary partition). I've tried downloading the HP tool, which fails as it still tells me that the disk is write protected. I've tried downloading the famous Repair.zip file (which loads of people recommend on Google), yet it throws an error code saying: "preformat not supports this ic".

I've also tried going into command prompt and deleting the partition, but that doesn't work either. I really don't know what to do with this any more. Any help would be greatly appreciated - thanks!
 

A:Can't Format USB Drive - Write Protected

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Hello all,

I have a hard disk that I took out of a computer that failed (MB). The disk has all my addresses on it in an address book for Printmaster. Unfortunately I never backed it up. I put this drive into another computer as a slave and was hoping to get the information off of it. Every time I try to move the file or copy it or open it with the program, it either tells me that the file is in use by another person or that the file is write protected. I have tried to change permissions and properties as the administrator and the folder the file is in keeps geting back the read only attribute. So I cannot import to the program. Both the old drive and the new drive have xp professional on them. Any help or suggestions are welcome and appreciated. Reentering all that information would be very time consuming and I would lose some addresses. Thank YOU

Ken

A:files on old drive write protected

You could try booting up with a Linux Live CD.

Linux Mint 7 works well for me
and displays everything on my computer and all drives connected.

Just a thought.

(No interference from Windows, which generally seems to prevent copying, etc.)

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Hello.
I have 8GB Sandisk Cruzer pen drive.
I used it for ready-boost my laptop for few days it was working very well then.
I decided to stop the ready boost the when i went into properties and ready-boost tab it said "Your device is not available for readyboost" something like that. I decided to format the pendrive then error came it is write protected.
there was a ready-boost file equivalent to the size of pendrive with no delete option. I have aomei Disk management .
I tried to format with it no luck again. then i deleted the partition and after there i cant see my pendrive in my computer where all the drives are located.But my pendrive is getting detected .
my Disk management show this.

There is my 8GB pendrive with no drive letter and no label when i try to format using diskpart or gparted it failed to format.

I also went to the properties menu from above disk management.
When i tried to use error check or chkdsk function nothing was happeneing

Sorry if you feel the post is in wrong department and also forgive me for my poor english.
Guide me what should i do.
Ask me if you need extra details.
Thank you for help.

A:Cannot format write protected pen drive.

Try this tool: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_S...VRcU5WSmc/edit

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I've read a lot of forums about this topic, and none of them have an answer.
I have a 32GB 3.0 flash drive from Micro Center (local store). It has been write protected, though not on purpose. It was just suddently protected one day.

There is no manual WP switch on the drive
Formated FAT32
Safetly removed, restarted, plugged back in -- no fix.
added storagedevicepolicies in the registry with a value of "0" and also deleted it -- no fix.
there are no other "storage device" entries in registry -- no fix.
there is no write protection in BIOS -- no fix.
used several pieces of software (HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool, and another one similar for a different flash drive company) There is no software for this specific flash drive -- no fix.
Microcenter does not support it's products in the manner of fixing stuff like this...they'd just replace it, which would be great except there is extremely sensitive work data on the drive -- no fix.
Obviously you cannot reformat it, as it is write protected -- no fix.
I've used ATTRIB and FORMAT in command line (in safe mode, as well) -- no fix.
I've used appropriate utilities (steps above, disk utility, etc.) on 3 Windows 7 machines, 1 XP machine, and an Apple -- no fix.
It DOES show up in Disk Management: Healthy (Primary Partition).
Whenever it is plugged in, the "Do you want to scan and fix Removable Disk (G?" window pops up. I can actually run the scan, as long as I uncheck both boxes ... Read more

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I copied information on my Flash drive (USB) from a computer some time ago.
Now I want to use my Flash drive but am unable to delete or copy any information on this drive. Any time I want to delete or copy any information I received a messege that I should remove write protection from flash drive.

Please I want a help to remove this write protection
 

A:My Flash Drive (USB) has been write protected

Does your flash drive have a switch on it to set it read only?
Did your flash drive come with some software that can make it read-only?

If it's neither of the above, then your thumbdrive has simply gone bad. Going read-only is a common problem with flash drives.
 

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My HP v220w pen drive of 16 GB is write protected and i am allowed only to copy from it and nothing else, so i have tried all the possible methods to format it like "registry editor, command prompt, using disk manage, safe mode, also using bootable OS DVD". I think i have 2 options now, one to exchage it using warranty card and the other to try formatting using Open Source Operating System. If some one have any solutions for this please reply me...!

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How to remove write protection of USB Flash Drive with no visible lock/unlock?
 

A:USB flash drive write protected

Diether John said:





How to remove write protection of USB Flash Drive with no visible lock/unlock?Click to expand...

Depends on how the drive has been write protected. Does the whole drive appear to be encrypted/write protected or has each file been individually encrypted/write protected?

If the drive has been encrypted, TechSpot has regulations against helping anyone circumvent encryption. Reason for this, is we have no way to know for sure you are the true owner of the device. Write protection however is a simple switch in file properties that can be toggled.
 

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Hi , I have an otg usb , it has a virus , when I put files on it they become as shortcuts, so i tried to format it ,but it says that it's "write protected", but when i check it using CMD and the diskpart commands, I shows that the "write readonly" option is turned off, Is there anyway I can still fix it?
 

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Hello I have a USB flash drive (JetFlash Transcend 8 GP) that has its file system changed to RAW and is not readable anymore. When I try to format the device an error occurs because it is "write protected" and the format is not possible. I have another flash drive that works fine on the same computer (PC running on W7) and the problem is only with this one. I have already tried the registry editor method,command prompt,command prompt in safe mode,low level format,the device has no switch on it,has not been physically traumatized,has not suffered power outages,write caching is disabled so no problem from safe removal(I used to remove it safely anyway),it is recognized by my PC and designated by its full name plus the little blue light lead me to think it is not corrupt,I also used testdisk to retrieve all files stored on the device and it was successful,it was purchased a year ago.

My question is this: Is there any other way to try and remove write protection from this device?
 

A:USB flash drive is write protected

Usually when this occurs it means the device has failed.
 

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We bought a super-cheap 128mb flash drive off eBay. It said it featured "write protection" - this is evident, as it seems I cannot write to it at all or adjust the security. There is no security tab on properties and I have tried on lots of systems.

I have even tried using a program called XPSecurity to force enabling to write to the drive but with no luck...you cannot format it there isnt anything to do. I have also ran the PC in safe mode to try and find this security tab but nothing.

Any advice would be appreciated, would love to use my super-cheap flash drive! =D
 

A:Flash Drive is Write-Protected

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can anybody sand me a link where i can follow the steps on how to make my flashdrive remove the "write protect" error.

A:Flash Drive Write Protected

I suspect you will need the password from whoever made it.

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In our 1 HP pen drive showing - The disk is write protected.
unable to delete or add new file or format.
In DISKPART
DISKPART> attribute disk
Current Read-only State : Yes
Read-only  : No
Boot Disk  : No
Pagefile Disk  : No
Hibernation File Disk  : No
Crashdump Disk  : No
Clustered Disk  : No


please help us to resolve the issue.




Regards, Pradhap P

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Hello all,

I seriously need some help. I have this USB stick that is write-protected somehow. There is no switch on the stick and I can't format it, the system displays the message "the disk is write-protected". I went to disk management and tried the same thing, but it simply won't work.

Any suggestions? I am out of time and patience.
 

A:Format a write-protected USB drive

Write protection means exactly that - you cannot alter the contents of the drive, including formatting it.

Unless there is some software that came with the stick that lets you lock/unlock the thing, there is nothing you can do.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 68.4

basically its transmogrified after a format attempt into a write protected raw format. Evidently its "healthy" according to disk management. all attempts to format to another format are obivously thwarted by write protection.
Theres nothing on it so recovery isnt needed, essentially i just want to be able to format it.
 

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