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"write protected" flash drive no switch or anything to take it off

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  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    when you have the flash drive in your computer right click on the drive and from there you can try to format the drive. So make sure you move all the programs or information to some place on your computer so you can put it back when you are done.

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Your computer probably has a registry key set to make your flash drive protected.
To remove this follow the following directions:
DISCLAIMER: If you are not comfortable using the registry editor find someone who knows how to and is comfortable using it.

1. Open Registry Editor Start-->Run Type: regedit
2. navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
3. Click on "StorageDevicePolicies"
4. Double click on Write Protection and change value to '0'
5. Repeat for CurrentControlSet001 002 etc. etc.
6. Restart
7. Test

Hope this helps

Have a great day!

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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I was searching Transcend support site and found a recovery tool that may help. Here is the link. http://www.transcendusa.com/Support/DLCenter/Software/JetFlash%20Recovery%20Tool.zip

The support site describes it as "This program will erase all data stored on the JetFlash drive". Hope this helps.

Thanks

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