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WRITE PROTECTION ERROR

Solution for write protection error in flash drive and i cannot format flash drive

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  • richardcuenc Sep 11, 2008

    i cannot access or format my flash disk

  • manlogle Sep 11, 2008

    No puedo formatear una memoria DT Mini Fun Kingston de 512 MB, me da un mensaje de "Protegida contra escritura"

  • ketanindia Sep 18, 2008

    my 32 gb pen drive not formatted. it shows Raw file. when open it ask for formatted, but not done.

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When i pluged the usb it shows ,but the space on it is 0 bytes.

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what you can do is, make your write protected drive "shared", that means go to my computer---> then rigtclick on flash drive---> click sharing & security---> check both "share this folder on network" & "allow users to change my files" ,apply setting then you'll be able to format your drive.
Note: In the future never unplug it before clicking on safely remove device.

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This Disk is write protected


Hi!
if you use Windows XP or earlier, then - right click on your flash drive, goto "properties" -> uncheck "read only" checkbox.

If you use Win 7 or Vista - then use administrator account to run format (shift+right click on program, choose "run as administrator" ). the easiest way in Win7/Vista to format your flash drive is: Start -> all programs -> Accessories -> shift+right click on command prompt -> "run as administrator" -> type fromat driver_letter /q /y and press enter (e.g. if your flash driver has letter z, then you need to type format z /q /y and press enter). This will quickly format your flash drive.

If you use Linux/Unix/MAC OS, then you can use GParted or following command in terminal:

1. su
2. Enter password when asked
3. fdisk /dev/your_flash_drive_name (e.g. dev/sda/)
mkfs -t vfat /dev/your_flash_drive_name

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My Memorex USB flash drive is write protected


t seems that your flash drive has some bad sectors since normally that's the error message you get when that happens, try to format your drive under disk management.
Note: your files will be erased if you format your flash drive.
If formatting your flash drive does not solve your problem I will advise you to contact Memorex technical support for better assistance, you can contact them at 1-877-363-6673

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My micro sd card when i plug say format but as i format it giving error of "Data write protected" but my micro sd card have no lock or other lock and the company of my sd card is Red bridge.Plz solve this...


Hello there!

Well somehow data on your usb flash is write protected, maybe before you locked part of your usb pen drive and losted that encryptor software on your usb.

Solution is next, find any software for formatting usb flash memory sticks, force format it and there you go. Thats about it! =)


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How to remove the write protection in drive on Volume/Devices/Hard disk/DC6 I need some help.. I cannot write or move files on My Kingstone 4GB Data traveler. The message notification says it is write...


This seems to be the problem of most of us these days and some of our readers who wanted to know the methods how they can remove the Write Protected error from their USB drives like Pen Drives and memory cards.


What is Write Protected error and why it happens?
In the Write Protected error, we can’t write or copy any data in our flash drives and even can’t format the drive.
There are many reasons that cause this problem, let’s see solutions of them.
Solutions:
• First of all try to locate a small switch (if any, that you may have not noticed) at some place on the drive or memory card reader. This is the prime reason for this error. If there is one, switch it to the other side to turn the protection off.
• Yes I know this problem is also occurring these days without this switch but not to worry. Just download this helpful software form here

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/HDD-Low-Level-Format-Tool.shtml

and run it to execute a “low-level format” on the drive. This software is quite handy and may take few attempts to actually remove the error.
• The problem can also be caused by some virus activity so just get it scanned by some updated good anti virus which may solve your problem.
• BUT if none of the methods listed above solves your problem then your pen drive might have gone corrupted, so just get it replaced.
Hope any of the methods listed above solves your problem.
Update 1:
After the low level format, you may need to “Partition the drive“. Dont worry, partitioning a pen drive means allocating it its File System and Cluster Size that was lost after the Low Level Format.
For that:
  1. Run diskmgmt.msc in Run.
  2. In the disk management window, select the pen drive, right click on it and click on Format.
  3. Now choose the File System and Allocation Unit Size and do not check the boxes below.


Click OK and the drive will be reusable after this.
Update 2 (Better Solution):
Follow the steps in this post and just put the value 0 (zero) in step 5.
This will surely solve your problem now.


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Nov 18, 2009 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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Write protected


This seems to be the problem of most of us these days and some of our readers who wanted to know the methods how they can remove the Write Protected error from their USB drives like Pen Drives and memory cards.


What is Write Protected error and why it happens?
In the Write Protected error, we can’t write or copy any data in our flash drives and even can’t format the drive.
There are many reasons that cause this problem, let’s see solutions of them.
Solutions:
• First of all try to locate a small switch (if any, that you may have not noticed) at some place on the drive or memory card reader. This is the prime reason for this error. If there is one, switch it to the other side to turn the protection off.
• Yes I know this problem is also occurring these days without this switch but not to worry. Just download this helpful software form here

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/HDD-Low-Level-Format-Tool.shtml

and run it to execute a “low-level format” on the drive. This software is quite handy and may take few attempts to actually remove the error.
• The problem can also be caused by some virus activity so just get it scanned by some updated good anti virus which may solve your problem.
• BUT if none of the methods listed above solves your problem then your pen drive might have gone corrupted, so just get it replaced.
Hope any of the methods listed above solves your problem.
Update 1:
After the low level format, you may need to “Partition the drive“. Dont worry, partitioning a pen drive means allocating it its File System and Cluster Size that was lost after the Low Level Format.
For that:
  1. Run diskmgmt.msc in Run.
  2. In the disk management window, select the pen drive, right click on it and click on Format.
  3. Now choose the File System and Allocation Unit Size and do not check the boxes below.


Click OK and the drive will be reusable after this.
Update 2 (Better Solution):
Follow the steps in this post and just put the value 0 (zero) in step 5.
This will surely solve your problem now.


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Windows was unable to complete the format


sir
u dont need to buy a new one. You can download file shredder from here . do following things :
  1. download and install file shredder
  2. shred all the files which are in pendrive(after shredding u will not be able to recover them)
  3. then try to format it .,
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I am having Jetflash v10 16 gb model 'Transcend' USB Flash Drive.


Dear Friend,

My Jetflash also writeprotected, there's no any solution for this in internet but I could solve this problem,

what you can do is, make your write protected drive "shared", that means go to my computer---> then rigtclick on flash drive---> click sharing & security---> check both "share this folder on network" & "allow users to change my files" ,apply setting then you'll be able to format your drive.

I could do it,
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