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How to remove write protect on my usb flash drive?

My mp3 player doesn't want to accept files or delete them. When I send files to it, it says it is write protected.

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  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2007

    write protection on flash drive

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2007

    it says please remove wirte porteceted i cant add sogns or detele them

  • ren-ren Nov 23, 2007

    yes i dont know how to remove the write protect on my usb but it has no write protect switch, can you help me in this situation?thanks



    mark rainier

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2007

    how to unprotect my usb.

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2007

    USB Write Protection
    Hi, I am trying to copy files from my pc to a USB stick and when I drag the file (which is saved on my desktop) to the USB window is says that the file can not be copeid and I need to remove the write protection or use another disk.

    Does anyone know a way around this so I can drag the required file straight on to my USB stick?

    Thanks in Advance!
    HAK

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    ULTIMA-II USB Flash Drive CHAIN series.



    USB Write Protection Hi, I am trying to copy/delet files from/to a USB stick. window says: " The disk cannot be written to because it is write protected. Please remove the write protection from volume USB disk in Drive \Device\Harddisk1\DR4". The stick does`nt have a switch to lock or unlock the write protection. Please help me.

    Thanks

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    USB Write Protection Hi, I am trying to copy/delet files from/to a USB stick. window says: " The disk cannot be written to because it is write protected. Please help me.
    Thanks

  • sawah221 Dec 16, 2007

    i can not delete files from my memory card because of write protection
    i want to know how can i remove this write protection
    a use win xp sp1
    plz answer me

    thanx

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    grrrr......trying to find the solution to this problem is nerve racking!! Did you ever find a solution? Or did you just throw the piece of sh*t away?

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2007

    yes, I have the problem too

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2007

    my transcend pen drive was workin very fine...but now i am facing problems with it..when ever i try copying any files in it...i get a message remove write protected...but i dont knw how to do it..please let me know if someone knows how to fallow the steps..

  • johan swanepoel Dec 28, 2007

    my mp3 player does'nt want to accept files or delete them.
    When i send files to it,it says it is write protected

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    my mp3 player does'nt want to accept files or delete them.
    When i send files to it,it says it is write protected

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2008

    When i try to delete the files in USB flash drive, it says it is write protected. Please try another disk

  • bethchay Jan 04, 2008

    i cannot delete the mp3 music that i downloaded to my usb flash drive. can you help me how to delete them?

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    i have a usb drive with mp3 player 256mb and now it is not playing the music files and it is not allowing to format also while formating drive is showing copy write protected message how can i solve my problem?

  • pukenxa Jan 16, 2008

    my card reader doesnt accept any files comes from my pc

  • missy1234321 Jan 22, 2008

    trying to copy pictures to memory card but it says write protected...

  • lincolnk Feb 22, 2008

    My flash memory has no lock/unlock button. But, for some reason I can't delete file/s from or copy to it. Can you help me.





    Abraham

    Ethiopia

  • samntoney Feb 24, 2008

    whenever i try to add or delete files form my flash drive, it tells me it tells me the drive is write protection and i should remove the write protection

  • lillsbrown Feb 28, 2008

    When ever I wanna add or remove in the Flash it told me that its is Protected.

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2008

    when i used my memory card and drag the music to it theres a warning comes and it says that the memry card is write protect remove the write protect or used another disk.. How i will solve this problem.?

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    i've the same problem & i'll try to find a solution

    i hope so

  • fbehra Mar 12, 2008

    i have a usb that was working very well until 2days ago. now it keeps saying remove write protection. how do i do this?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2008

    i just bought a USB flash drive... I tried to save some files in it and i accidentally removed the usb w/o waiting if it's safe to unplug it...and when i tried to access my usb, it says...it's write protected and my windows explorer tried to corrrect/remve the orrupted files but it failed...does this mean, i can't use my usb anymore?..any suggestions pls...thanks!

  • kirayamato Mar 19, 2008

    I save a file on my flash disk and then i safely remove it from the computer. when I plug again my flash disk to the computer, the name efortune usb device appear. the name of my flash drive was also change into a removable disk. and the memory was became 0 mb and everytime i format it, I cannot format because the disk is write protected. please help me.....................................................................................................!

  • jayroM Mar 23, 2008

    I can not delete songs from a MP3 player

  • anhtu Mar 29, 2008

    My ipod can not plug in with my computer because the write proteced

  • ianskee Apr 01, 2008

    i want to upload pictures on my memory card, but i cant beacuse the card is "write protected"

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    when i put my mmc in my card reader and connect to usb and copy files to mmc it is said that ur device is write protected pls give tips to resolve my problem

  • sheann Apr 02, 2008

    i cannot save and also i cannot delete files from my usb because it is write protected

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2008

    i cannot write to my usb flash drive and i did not place any write protection on it. And i want to remove the write protection on the drive.

  • thoan81 Apr 04, 2008

    I cannot delete files from my usb because it is write protected

  • sfd15 Apr 23, 2008

    i have write potected my usp flash

  • flitz Apr 24, 2008

    my pen drive also has the same problem...how to solve it?

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    i can't download anything in my mmc?????

  • shelbel55 May 01, 2008

    how to remove music from iLo mp3 player

  • Anonymous May 02, 2008

    MP3 Player is write protected how do I unprotect it

  • guest2332132 May 03, 2008

    my mini SD cars does'nt want to accept files or delete them.
    When i send files to it,it says it is write protected.

    Pls help me it is important.....

  • obuya May 03, 2008

    my flash disk ignore deleting , saving files even formating but tell it is write- protected . now how can remove it please advice me,

  • Cliffpriest May 04, 2008

    Cannot addo remoe iles from the drive

  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    my usb does'nt want to accept files or delete them.

    When i send files to it,it says it is write protected

  • gppwaa May 09, 2008

    My flash drvie doesn't let me added or format it. It is a new 4GB drvie and has a lot of free space. Without any switch that I can switch to unlock it. Let me know what shoud I do now. Many thanks.

  • jesnaa May 17, 2008

    unable to add files to my 2GB Imation Flash Drive,showing unlock its write protection

  • hxc_fairy May 17, 2008

    My usb stick wont allow me to save or open anything on it as its write protected it wasnt when i brought it it has literally just decided to start saying this! how do i change this? thanks for any suggestions

  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    i just brought a new pda phone and every time i add the memory card into the usb port and try to transfer music or photos to the memory card it syas the disk is write protected please remove the disc or use another one. the usb card has a unlock/lock tab on the side but sliding that to unlock still wont let the memory cars transfer files please help

  • marutidid May 18, 2008

    write protection error on my usb flash disk

  • Anoynomous May 25, 2008

    Whenever i try to put songs on my mp3 it says please remove write protection. How do i remove this?

  • azhari May 27, 2008

    when i want to save or delete something to/from my pen drive, it says 'cannot delete, the disk is write-protected'...how to solve it?

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    When I am trying to sync music to my mp3 it say its impossible at this time. And it states that I need to update or refresh my device, but I dont know how to do that. Please help?

  • Paulo2k8 Jun 01, 2008

    when i try and send songs 2 my fone it says i add the memory card into the usb port and try to
    transfer music or photos to the memory card it syas the disk is write
    protected please remove the disc or use another one. the usb card

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    when i try to add files to my usb stick it says its write protected/my usb stick is locked, how do i unlock the usb stick?

  • Siyanda Jun 02, 2008

    My problem is the same with above problem

  • Djclack Jun 03, 2008

    Mine is flash disk and it tells the me the same problem.

  • tity Jun 05, 2008

    i cannt delet things on my flash disk it says write protected



  • bomer213 Jun 09, 2008

    my sd card dont want to recive the files n delate them.

  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    my pen drive cant be format. coz autorun.inf is runing and saying it is write protesctd

  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    when i want to delete or copy some files to my memory card that error occurs that this disk is write protected, u cannot copy or delete to this disk.

    how to solve this problem ?

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    how to remove the write protection

  • hazan Jun 15, 2008

    how can i remove the write protectivity from my usb flash drive(my flash -4 GB)

  • Anonymous Jun 25, 2008

    how to remove the write protectivity of my usb flash drive

  • Anonymous Jun 29, 2008

    my problem is also this

  • eemdoo Jul 10, 2008



    yup my flash drive say write protected icant format it their is no switch on ti

    any advice?

  • coach supp Jul 13, 2008




    i cannot erase the songs that i have loaded,before i had no problem.


  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    I have a 32GB Jetflash USB-key from Transcend. I can copy data on it , but at the 4GB-border, it reports that the drive is write-protected. Format doesn't help, ther's no switch to set it protected/unprotected.



  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    i cannot download games to my new games phone it is sayin it is a write prtected disc

  • sydneylin Jul 21, 2008

    My USB flash drive is said to be write-protectedthough I have not make it write-protected. I cannot format it in Windows Vista but I can in Windows XP. But I do want to use it in Vista. Please help instruct me how to remove as original. Thank you.

    Tai

    Please mail me.

  • som3q Jul 29, 2008

    plz told me

  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    its happening to my sd card, i cant remove anything from it

  • alitizarouin Aug 07, 2008

    i have the same problem with my stick flash memory it says device protected on writing and it has no switch on it ,please help and e mail me.

  • madiharaza Aug 07, 2008

    i have the same problem .. my usb is write protected wht shld i do ?
    email me .. plz help me

  • samiiii Aug 08, 2008

    My flash memory shows write protected and there is no tiny button to switch and i just wanna formate it cause i dont wanna buy new one,

  • aprn Aug 30, 2008

    I just bought a new mp3 player and when I went to download songs it said that it was write protected and I should remove it. How do I remove the write protection? I have already downloaded these songs before. This is very confusing. Thanks A

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    Need help with removing write protection on my MP3 files.

  • astro_boy100 Sep 01, 2008

    my usb drive did not accept to remove or add any files....

  • Lynart Sep 03, 2008

    i can't format my usb what do i do

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    how to remove write protection



  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    need all steps

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    how to remove write protection from my usb flash drive. from e-mail address.

  • Anonymous Sep 10, 2008

    My SD card seems to have write protection on it and now will not allow me to delete infor and download new. How do I remove write proction?

  • cheerfulvers Sep 13, 2008

    micro sd has write protection. cant scan and fix virus infections. how do i remove the write protect?

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    i cnat formate it bcuz o the protection


  • nishant2801 Sep 15, 2008

    my 8GB apple nano i-pod is not detectedm in i-tune also it give me write protected error while i try to copy some files,please help,fyi..I m using window vista,also same prob is with myh usb flash drive,I format it after searching a lot on web by www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip tool but it is still not allowing me to write any thing,I suspect some virus or trojon[:(]

  • elsiecheeta3 Sep 20, 2008

    I am having a problem trying to format my memory card. It states it is wrtie-protected...what do i do ???

  • junildaim Sep 29, 2008

    My usb does not work, it says that it is write protected...

  • boy_diaz25 Sep 30, 2008

    the computer says that my USB is write-protective and I could'nt save my file to it.

  • evelicious Oct 09, 2008

    my toshiba thumbdrive is write protected and i don;t know how to remove it!

  • evelicious Oct 09, 2008

    my toshiba thumbdrive is writeprotected and i can't remove it!

  • tayg Oct 09, 2008

    my music is write protected

  • Anonymous Oct 10, 2008

    i try to add music but it says that it has a write-protection

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    removing the writer-protection

  • c_desdunes Oct 14, 2008

    I'm trying to remove files on my SD card but cant because they are write protected. How can I get around this and delete everything on my SD card?

  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    i have a pen drive, there is no button for write protection. Some how it got write protected. How can i unprotected it?

    Pen drive name: my flash, size 256MB


  • noboys2007 Oct 18, 2008

    i ve same problem in my pendrive

  • ednedy Oct 18, 2008

    i got the same prob. please help

  • soma295 Oct 19, 2008

    write protection my usb 4gb transcend flash drive how to remove that protection.

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    i have the same problem..plss help me..


    Thankz..

  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    I can't copy any files to my usb nor can't delete it


  • tndlee Oct 23, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • mahe1989 Oct 23, 2008

    write protection to my mp3 player



  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    my flash drive is write protected



  • tpushpakanth Oct 27, 2008

    usb file cannot deleted. the message displayed it is write protection. how to solve this problem

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    when i want to format my usb flash drive say the disk is write protected

  • kemostar Oct 27, 2008

    the disk is write protected this message appear when i want to format my usb flash drive

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    same problem

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    when i want to format my usb flash drive say the disk is write protected

  • botoy Oct 30, 2008

    please help me how to remove the write protection on my usb drive. tnx



  • Anonymous Oct 31, 2008

    how to remove write protect on my usb flash drive problem,



  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    I have the same problem and i cannot figure it out for the life of me, HELP!!!

  • Sanya83 Nov 02, 2008

    I can`t open my flash usb driver, i tried to formate it and all data were deleted from usb but at the end of formating computer tell me that he was uneble to format disk becouse write protecting.

  • sachinelex Nov 02, 2008

    my 4GB transend pendrive rwrite proctected cannot format.


  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    My flash drive is write protected

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    my pendrive shows write protection.....

  • james_lurel Nov 03, 2008

    I have a USB Flash Memory PMP(3820MB)

    But I Can not format because of write protected on ir.

    How do I Remove of it?

    please,help me!

  • gersthug Nov 03, 2008

    I have a transcend memory card(512MB)

    But I Can not format because of write protected on it

    How do I Remove of it?

    please,help me!



  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    my 4.0gb flash disk doesnt complete the format, in the end it says it is write-protected, it has the "RAW" file system it says 00.00bytes used and 00.00bytes free

  • mostafa_kemo Nov 10, 2008

    remove write protected from ur disk

  • mogeseth Nov 11, 2008

    my flash dik is write protected how do you solve

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    im using cyber cafe's computer and use the memory card reader but it say cannot copy file disk is write-protected and anyone know how to solve it??



    poor english

  • naguchandank Nov 13, 2008

    how to remove write protection from usb flash drive

  • adelelieb Nov 18, 2008

    i have gone to the link but it keep saying USB flash disk not found!

    http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloa...



    i can add and copy from usb, but NOT delete, or format it.

    thanks

    adele

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    i cnt copy files from my sd card it says that the disk is write protected




  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    i have the same problem too...

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    i cnt copy files from my PC it says that the disk is write protected


  • roundboy6920 Nov 24, 2008

    my sd card for my phone is write protected and it won't let me put music on it.


  • kishorehyde Nov 26, 2008

    How to remove the write protection from the pendrive, as i am not able to copy files into the pendrive, or i can't able to format it.



    Please get me the solution

  • ahseya_gersh Nov 27, 2008

    i had a problem with my usb flash drive it does nt have switch in write protect but the problem is it its in a write protected mode what should i do please help me!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    my thumb drive is write protected. it is new but i can't use it... I need it so badly... please help me... Thanks

  • sweetiepie43 Dec 10, 2008

    how do i erase write protection from my flash drive? please help

  • qt1_girl Dec 10, 2008

    HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECT ON MY USB FLASH DRIVE

  • kasunvinod Dec 17, 2008

    I have a mp3 player.Now I want to delete some files in it but it says remove write protection to delete that files.


  • robert33 Dec 24, 2008

    hi, how do i remove write protection on a usb 2gb flash stick/pen?



    thanks rob

  • fonzyres Dec 25, 2008

    my usb has write-protected files

  • greg_blond Dec 26, 2008

    I have the same problem.. can somebody help?


  • tatx Dec 28, 2008

    when i m trying to copy or paste or delete anything from my USB its n0t working and its saying ur USB is write protected

    please help me

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    I get disk is write protected when I try to save on my MP3.

  • goma2000 Jan 02, 2009

    when i download mp3 songs to my usb flash drive it says its write protected so how can i remove the write protected to my usb flash drive?

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    my mp3 does not accept or delete files.It is write protected

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    i cannot delete the files sayong it is write protected and the device is not ready....

  • manik_rai86 Jan 12, 2009

    I've my USB Memory card nor accepting any files from the system showing everytime write protected. plez help!

  • abw78601 Jan 14, 2009

    My English is weak So sorry if any mistake



    I have 2 gb Kingston usb It will detect and open drive show all data in the drive but it cant copy data to drive and from drive it dont format is any solution it says your drive is write protected what can i do please help



    sorry again if any grammer mistake

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    I HAVE TRANSCEND 2 GB, AND 1 GB PAND DRIVE, BUT WHEN I COPY SUM FILE OR FOLDR FROM MY COMPUTER TO PAN DRIVE, PAN DRIVE HAVE NOT ALLOW ME TO COPY AND SAY YOUR DRIVE IS RIGHT PROTECT PLEASE REMOVE THE RIGHT PROTECT BUTTON

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    me 2 i have the same proplme on my usb flash to !

    please help me about it!

  • Sandis212 Jan 20, 2009

    i cant copy anything to my mp3 player. its write protected



  • dp2s Jan 22, 2009

    i have a memory card reader, and i can't save mp3 files to it... please help me solve it..



  • Sir Nka Jan 24, 2009

    I have a 4GB flash disc and when i want to add or delete documents it says remove the write proction from the disc.

  • ansb Feb 03, 2009

    how to remove write protection from micro SD memory card

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    unable to save anything to my flash drive, giving message saying its write protected, but i can see where there are files on the disk but unable to view them



  • homegirl_jm Feb 04, 2009

    how can i remove the write protect from my flash drive

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    remove write protection on my pen drive

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    how i can remove wite protect from my trancend flash disk ?

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    can't write because its write protected

  • Tuufy Feb 13, 2009

    Our flash drive does not want to delete the files/Folders and it only says remove the write protection from the disk.

  • maldonadojes Feb 16, 2009

    try to drag a song into usb and says write protected

  • abc18 Feb 16, 2009

    it says that i cant add or remove documents and songs from it



  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    how to remove write protection of a removal disk

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    when i try to copy anything to my usb flash memory process stopped and write: remove write protection from your drive or use another disk. please help meץ.

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    i dont know how to remove write protected on my usb stick, whenever i want to add something it keeps on cumin up that it is protected i dont know how to take it off can u please help me!

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    tried the solution that was posted, that is, the one at the botton, it wont work.

  • parsa_r197 Mar 11, 2009

    Hi dears
    my felash memory is write protectet,i dont know how to solve this big problem.
    please help me.

    thanks.

  • frankieC Mar 11, 2009

    i got a kingston 8GB pendrive..i cant delete any file in my pendrive..it display 'Remove write protection or use another device'..anybody cna help me solve this problem...

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    I have the same problem with my USB memory. It even can't be formated.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    i have the same problem with my USB ... please help me

  • adarshsharma Mar 17, 2009

    how to remove write protection in pen drive



  • fishko Mar 18, 2009

    i cant copy files to my flash disk

  • srutheesh Mar 21, 2009

    my thumb drive is write protected so ican't format it

  • tareektuhafe Mar 26, 2009

    when i want to send somthing at my usb is just teling me is write protected

  • kellu Mar 29, 2009

    i've a san disk pen drive.

    when i connect it to the system, and when i try to delete the files which are in it, a pop-up window is displaying that the disk is write protected.

    pls tell me how to overcome this problem.


  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    my usb drive and my rewritable cd is write protected
    how can i remove this


  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    i got write protected on my mp3 player wat do i do

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    The Solution you guys founds tell you to format the flashdrive, I dont want to format and lose the data stored on it. Formating is not the answer

  • tsrumia Apr 02, 2009

    I have used the above application.It says that the USB is unavailable.But I can see it appearing on my "my computer" page whenever i insert and remove it correspondingly.However, after running the application a number of times my pen drive still displays write protection.Moreover, it displays 0 space free,0 space used in its properties and a different file system called RAW.How to get over all these problems ?

  • a_5zoul27 Apr 08, 2009

    how to remove write protect on my usb flash drive

  • juvy_14_nkn Apr 08, 2009

    none of the suggestions you made worked..
    please help me!!!

  • eueal1 Apr 08, 2009

    my problem is my flash has got a message when i attached my pc every time and it days the disk cannot be written tobecouse it is write protected.please remove the write protected from the volune in drive divice harddisk3dr10 so how can i remove it?

  • rAnney Apr 09, 2009

    http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloa...
    <<i already reformat my flash drive... it's very helpful.


  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    how can remove write protection


  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    i have a mms reader and when i send files to it or take files from it it says write perotectin

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    how to delete write protect in my ubs flash

  • trh1948 Apr 16, 2009

    how to remove write protect on my usb flash drive

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    same

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    hi
    please i have the same problm.i can delete any files from usb.please
    send me.

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    it saysthat its write protect.. i have to remove write protection but i dont know how to remove it,,,

  • f_fattal Apr 29, 2009

    I can't use my flash memory not for formating or delete only read; the answer always Write protected, what shall I do?

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    actually, not all usb flash drives have the same hatch switch that everybody is talking about. i have the same problem with my 4 gb flash drive, where some of the important office files are there. it is lucky for me that i have a separate copies on my computer harddrive.
    i am ready to reformat it so i can use it again, or else i have to go back with cd/rw to write me some files and bring it home..

    :) any more advise?

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    "how to remove write protect on my usb flash drive" problem, and notify you when a new solution is offered.


  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    I am having exactly the same problem.
    There is nothing I can do to help it. The repair software that the guys advised us to use it cannot find my usb stick and I can do the process with the registry. If there is anything else please tell me!!


  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    I want to unwrite protect thumb drive

  • binubinzan May 06, 2009

    i have a problem on my flash drive.

  • inox May 11, 2009

    my 4 GB transcend pendriv eis showing write protect so pls anyone help me in this to remove it

  • pongzky81 May 13, 2009

    i cannot format my flash drive because is write protected.

  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    i have usb flash drive trancender 2.0 2gig and i haev the same problem that encounter .. it is write protected .. pls help me..

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    My pen drive gets opend, but cannot copy files. There's a message saying "write protected remove or insert a new disk". Pls help

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    my usb device is write protected how do i remove that

  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    my pendrive cannot be formated it says write protected

  • abed alhady May 21, 2009

    How to remove write protect on my usb flash drivei have windows xp sp2
    last solution are fail

  • kaseytime May 21, 2009

    Can any one help to fix my problem "Device is write protected"
    I download this http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloa...
    but when double click on EXE file message comes "NO DEVICE FOUND".
    I also set up registry here
    My ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlStorageDeviceP olicies

    but not succeed???????????? help me if any one can plzzzzzzzzz mail me.

  • nbppengland Sep 15, 2009

    How do i remove write protected so that I can transfer music files from my computer to my Sansa 1.0GB Mp3 player?

  • ssalih200581 Jan 07, 2010

    Hi,
    I have same problem,I can not send any file from PC to USB stick
    massgae appear right protect while same usb stick i can take to another pc it work fine



  • technobase_f May 11, 2010

    i have a problem with my mp3 player. it's write protected. please help me



  • manojwilson May 11, 2010

    Thanxx alcomp for your help. It really worked u rock man!

  • Gilbert Constantino Apr 14, 2012

    i have a USB flash drive


    But I Can not format because of write protected
    help me how to remove the write protection

  • Gilbert Constantino Apr 14, 2012

    i have a USB flash drive


    But I Can not format because of write protected
    help me how to remove the write protection

  • Gilbert Constantino Apr 14, 2012

    I have a USB Flash drive

    But I Can not format because of write protected
    help me how to remove write protection in my flash drive!

  • rexon2010
    rexon2010 Aug 24, 2012

    try this tool Ultimate USB Drive FIX 2.6, this fix unrecognized usb. How to Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOhUUwC70... hope this helps :)

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OK – after an hour or so of faffing around :knock: , I think that I have found a possible solution How to remove write protect on my usb flash drive? - tongue.gif . The problem seems to be something to do with Microsoft’s SP2 dead.gif !
Here’s what worked for me (sorry for the Idiot’s Guide approach, but I used to :hotbounce hate it :hotbounce when I used forums and couldn’t understand what the technobabble meant!):


- Start > Run > type ‘regedit’ (without the speachmarks) > Enter
- Single-click on ‘My Computer’ > File > Export > save it to the Desktop (Always best to have a backup!!)
- Go to the following:
My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDeviceP olicies
*There seems to be some spaces here in 'StorageDevicePolicies' in the text above, there shouldn't be, OK*
- Double click on the string ‘WriteProtect’ and change the ‘Value Data’ box to ‘0’
- Then: File > Export > save somewhere useful as something like ‘StorageDevicePolicies001.reg’
- You also need to do this for the strings in any folders called ‘ControlSet***’ (* = any Digit, i.e. 001, 002) – for example: Everything is the same, just change ‘CurrentControlSet’ to ‘ControlSet***’
My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\StorageDevicePolic ies
*There seems to be some spaces here in 'StorageDevicePolicies' in the text above, there shouldn't be, OK*
- Save these to the same place as before as ‘StorageDevicePolicies00*’

The saves are in case it reverts at a later date, just double click (saying ‘yes’ to importing these to the registry) on all of the files and it will all work again!

Thanks to Fatbird

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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  • Maya19 Aug 27, 2010

    For some reason, my computer does not have the "StorageDevicePolicies" option. I have tried every way possible to remove the write-protection from my usb, including taking it to a repair center, still no luck. It is MY THIRD FLASH DRIVE TO BUY AND HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM!!!

  • motakka Sep 05, 2010

    if u use a card reader with an adapter try to switch the lock off then try it its simple as that

  • Aronymous Nov 12, 2010

    Hey Thanks miabhoy!
    your's was the solution which actually worked!
    - rony

  • Marshyk Jan 18, 2011

    Thank you it worked 100%

  • jrjosh_cyn May 03, 2011

    thanks a lot! this is great! it really works!^_^

  • eliza-esquil May 29, 2011

    i was followed your instructions but my windows of my lap top was lost..file is missing or corrupt... what should i do? do i need to reformat my lap top??hope to hear your reply asap..thanks

  • rexon2010
    rexon2010 Aug 24, 2012

    watch thishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOhUUwC70... hope this helps.

  • Godfrey Mulaudzi
    Godfrey Mulaudzi Aug 09, 2014

    Dear helper, kindly take notice that as i follow through the "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\StorageDevicePolic ies", in my laptop i do not find the "StorageDevicePolicies", but i only see storage and storage manegement, can anyone kindly help from here.

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Haha, i have the same problem as you are just go to thus site..http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

  • nobita02 Sep 30, 2010

    WHEN I TRIED TO RUN EXTRACTED REPAIR FILE....THE MESSAGE DISPLAYED IS "DEVICE NOT FOUND" EVEN IF THE USB IS ALREADY DETECTED....WHAT WAS THAT???
    THANKS

  • valdano
    valdano Nov 23, 2013

    it work; thanks

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I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW BLIND I COULD BE...THERE IS PROBABLY A TINY SWITCH ON THE SIDE OF YOUR USB STICK, MEMORY CARD, ADAPTER OR WHATEVER, SLIDE THAT THE OPPOSITE WAY OF "LOCK" AND EVERYTHING SHOULD BE BACK TO NORMAL!!!

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  • tkn_132 Dec 24, 2010

    thanks so much. it really works

  • Gelanie Jan 10, 2011

    Maaaaan... I was scratching my head for so long until I came across your post. I feel so stupid...hehehe. Good to have pips like you around.

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    no_earth1495 Feb 11, 2013

    thanks.. so helful

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On my Memorex USB stick, there is a "Lock/Unlock" slide bar on the opposite end of USB port. It uses the symbols of a "lock" and an "open hasp lock" to show that the device is "locked" (write-protected) or "unlocked" or not write-protected. Got to believe other devices are similarly configured.
Hope this helps.

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This the great solution... try low level format..

1. plug ur usb flash
2. run Formatter v2.9.0.9.exe
3. follow the instruction and wait for the format (might take 5min for 4GB)
4. after complete, may the small volume (about 2MB...here the solution
5. plug your usb flash on other computer and format like regular (make sure u untick quick format) and click on "restore device defaults" then click format
6. now your usb flash drive was like a new one

>>>>DOWNLOAD FORMATTER CLICK HERE <<<<


PRESS YES IF IT WORK!!!

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

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  • dahassan Jul 20, 2010

    VERY VERY GOOD THIS FORMATOR

  • gulamrasool0 Oct 03, 2010

    u r g8 buddy........

  • desire_on201 Oct 19, 2010

    Thanks a lot, the smartest solution! A nice tool...

  • ahmmohamed Dec 13, 2010

    coooooooooooool WOrk man u r the best :)

  • goldencatwhi Dec 14, 2010

    It WORKED!!!! Thank you so very much.

  • karamatafrid Jan 04, 2011

    Can any one help to fix my problem "Device is write protected"
    I download thishttp://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloa...
    but when double click on EXE file message comes "NO DEVICE FOUND".
    I also set up registry here
    My ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlStorageDeviceP olicies

    but not succeed???????????? help me if any one can plzzzzzzzzz mail me.

  • Hazem Samra
    Hazem Samra Sep 21, 2011

    This is the solution, Ver Thank you man.
    For all have the same problem... Do this Step by Step, it's the only solution

  • Tommy Raudy
    Tommy Raudy Nov 15, 2011

    link reuploadedhttp://www.mediafire.com/download.php?12...

  • Tommy Raudy
    Tommy Raudy Nov 15, 2011

    2nd linkhttp://www.mediafire.com/?12tn0psn62bzkb...

  • attony102
    attony102 Jul 24, 2012

    this one works for my KINGSTON 2G Tanx

  • Ajay B Nov 25, 2012

    Yes Its working Thank"s very much

  • Ajay B Nov 25, 2012

    thank's very much

  • Ajay B Nov 25, 2012

    it's realy working.

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Try this...Go to http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip
(named “HT203 Handy Steno 2.0 Repair Tool” - or XXXX Repair Tool, for the software is model/manufacturer independent.)
Be careful to have only the flash drive you need to repair connected to your computer, as the software has no controls, and doesn’t even allow you to choose which drive you want to format - seems like it assumes the first removable drive available is the one you want to format. If the format "fails" then quit the tool , then try format in Winxp best of luck

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  • mantu1988 Jul 17, 2010

    thanks brother .................for ur sugession its really working....................?

  • BrixJhon Apr 30, 2011

    IM SORRY BUT THERE WAS AN ERROR OCCURS. . . ."NO DEVICE FOUND" EVEN THE FLASH DRIVE HAD BEEN DETECTED BY THE COMPUTER.

  • Emooooo 84 Jun 08, 2011

    thx dear it's worked with me , i used the below linkhttp://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloa... & i have got this msg ( USB not found ) . i tried to format it from Win Xp it's worked :)
    thx Boss .

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HI DEAR USERS,

HERE IS THE SOLUTION TO WRITE PROTECTION

I FOUND IT AFTER A LONG SEARCHING...

THAT'S WHY I THOUGHT IT BETTER TO SHARE WITH YOU

HERE IS THE LINK:-

Code:http://www.ziddu.com/download/2930295/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip.html137 KB



INSERT YOUR PAN DRIVE IN

DOWNLOAD THIS FILE

EXTRACT USING WINRAR...


OPEN THE FILE


IT WILL START FORMATTING


AFTER A FEW SECOND'S IT WILL FORMAT YOUR PAN DRIVE

DONE


IF FORMATTING FAILS......

DON'T WORRY

IT HAS DONE IT'S WORKS

REINSERT YOUR PAN DRIVE

FORMAT AS USUAL

RIGHT CLICK ON PAN DRIVE ICON. CLICK FORMAT


IT WILL BE FORMATED


ENJOY

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Helped for me:
http://www.transcendusa.com/Products/online_recovery.asp

Posted on Mar 24, 2010

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  • Perke ser Nov 21, 2010

    Thanks mindismagic! Finally I managed to reformat my transcend 8gb, thanks for the usable tool ... after thousands of solutions that I found on the web, this is only the finished work .. thank you, thank you, thank you ....God bless y'a

  • mayag3 Jan 22, 2011

    Hi .....after days of searching it finally worked.bundle of thanks bro.it was the greatest solution for me.My usb was 4GB Transcend......really great post.Thanks alot.

  • peacetoall Apr 26, 2011

    Wow, thanks so much to everyone who posted the advice and the link. Just when I have resigned myself to thrashing the flashdrive, I tried this and it worked 100%! Amazing!

  • Extra Rice Please Jul 22, 2011

    You are great!!! I finally bring my 5days dead transcend 4GB into life again... thank you for sharing the link....

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Check under windows registry may it can help

Check out the registry under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies.
The value 'WriteProtect' should be absent or set to '0'.

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

  • sadhu98 Nov 23, 2010

    i cannot find StorageDevicePolicies in my windows vista

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For those who are using transcend USB flash drives without hardware switch of write protect try visiting the transcend website and download online jetflash recovery depending on the model USB flash drives. thanks . . . it did work for me.

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  • donaldea Dec 13, 2010

    Thank you, the trancend tool worked for me and I have an 8 gb Corsair, just followed instructions and it never saw it was not a trancend. was able to wipe it clean, Fix/Format and works again!! now what do I do with the 8 gb corsair I just ordered lastnight from newegg,lol the only thing it did was rename it to trancend but easily renamed it corsair, this really works!!!

  • olanz Mar 19, 2011

    this work like a magic. thanks for the hint

  • Murray Fredrickson Apr 12, 2011

    U da man bodyok! All my files were deleted.....but it works! Thanks man!

  • numb_err13 Apr 13, 2011

    if anything didn't work, try to download online recovery utility at transcend websitehttp://www.transcendusa.com/support/dlce...
    very effective tool
    good luck!

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Got regestry editor...

Start>Run>Regedit

then go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

Now see at the right side that Is there any DWORD value exist with the name of WriteProtect??

if exist then change its value to 0.
Now its done...

For more tricks visit http://expertamadavadi.com/index.php

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Hi, i have downloaded suggested downloads with no success, says usb flash not found, there is no switch on the micro flash card and the adapter card switch has been tried on unlock and half way, taped and neither did blowing fix anything. I don't have storagedevicespolicies or anything similar to that in regedit, XP, the reader reads other cards, am still getting the write protected speil. the micro card is new and has had nothing on it.

Posted on Mar 03, 2010

  • dara_nakhor Jul 07, 2011

    I have one solution for flash transcend .U should go to this pagehttp://www.transcendusa.com/su.....cover... and download this software follow the step.
    Success 100 %
    keo dara

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When i try to format my flash drive a message come like"unprotect first before you can format"...

why i did to format my flash drive is download the utility from http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zi. Install it to my pc...then execute the program....it will take some time to format your flash drive...after some time a message will come like "formatting failed"...its ok. Safely remove the flash drive and again put the flash drive to your pc..then do the format again but in My Computer not from the utility.....formatting will be successful. Hope this work for all you guys!!!

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I am using a Trancend 8 GB pendrive. I was having the same problem. I just downloaded the online recovery tool from Trancend usa website and followed the simple instructions.Now my pendrive is working perfectly.

Posted on Jun 14, 2010

  • selva rathinam May 02, 2011

    hey dude that's really worked for my trancend 2gb pendrive now i 'm happy to use my old pendrive like a new one thanks alot.

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    nic mj Mar 24, 2014

    it isno working

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HEY LISTEN UP GUYS!! OR GALS!!
YOUR MAKIN IT WAAY TOO COMPLICATED!! ALL U HAVE TO DO IS


--LOOK AT THE SWITCH ON YOUR FLASH DRIVE OR MEMORY CARD THAT SAYS LOCK
--MOVE THE SWITCH SO THAT ITS IN BETWEEN LOCK AND UNLOCK
--THEN DELETE THE FILES ON YOUR FLASH DRIVE OR MEM. CARD

--NOW YOU CAN PUT MUSIC ON IT!!!!!!!!
LOL I JUST DID IT RIGHT NOW IN LIKE 2SECONDSSSS!!!!!

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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    Daniel Aug 07, 2012

    Not all memory stick have that switch. I guess the new ones doesn't seem to have those. I buy the 32GB and 64GB and none of my flash USB stick have that switch on it. I wish it was that easy.

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This program worked for me

http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/330/HP_USB_Stick_Formatting_Tool.html

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For those who none of the above solutions worked, this software may be the last chance. It's called HDD Low Level Format Tool. You can download it here:
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/HDD-Low-Level-Format-Tool-Download-37794.html
For more information check this out:
http://techsalsa.com/solution-to-remove-write-protection-from-usb-pen-drive/
cheers

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Http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip

really worked on me. thanks for the help.
this is what i did.
download the file, unzip it.
plug in the usb flash, click on that exe file. it will format your flash driver. after while, it says "failed"
then unplug the usb, plug back in again, and you'll be able to format again from computer. Now, it is fixed!!!!

Posted on May 05, 2009

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    it work . thanks

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So far, I have tried to format it with my Mac, Linux, Vista and XP but it still does not work.
The first time I formatted it with my Mac and re-formatted it in XP, and it works, but now it has reverted back to write protected again. Please help me!!!(It is sooooooooooooo frustrating)
Oh yes, my pendrive is a 16 GB TDKMedia Trans-It Drive USB device. The outside is smooth.(no switches)
I also need help on my other pendrive, which is also write protected. It is a Corsair Flash Voyager USB Device. And it is covered in rubber so I doubt the existence of ans switch. I even tried pressing it, but it is too hard to contian a hidden button. It has no shell but is coated with rubber. (and it can bounce).
I tried formatting with the website provided above, but it hangs and I had to restart my computer because it crashes. I also tried the regedit thing but my computer has no StorageDevicePolicies
folder.Please help me.

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    1. Open Start Menu >> Run, type regedit and press Enter, this will open
    the registry
    editor.

    2. Navigate to the following path:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

    Note: If
    the registry
    key
    StorageDevicePolicies does not exist, you will need to create it manually.
    3. Double click the key WriteProtect in the right window and set the value to 0 in the Value Data Box and press OK button
    4. Restart your computer and try copying files into your USB drives.
    Sources:http://blog.grand-alliance.com/tips-and-...



  • weyyao_98 May 02, 2010

    It doesn't work....

  • mayag3 Jan 22, 2011

    Try solution 15

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I am not a computer pro, so my knowledge is more practical.
I had the same problem with my USB, which I could not format, nor could I erase data. It dint have any switch as well.
After hours of fiddling with the hardware, I chanced upon to press the bottom of the drive on the broad side. There was a click sound and the hardware was ready to format and/or delete data.
What I feel is, there is a hidden push button below the outer shell at the lower side of the USB, which on/offs the write protect feature of the drive.

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I add the music to my regular USB drive, then I just copy it from there to my Mp3 player and i dont get that write protection error. I dont know why that works, but it always does.

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Try disc heal software. search for this. thats works.

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Almost ALL flash drives have a tiny little switch on them somwhere to turn write protect on and off. Look at the back end and on the sides (edges).

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That helpful was very good, excelent software.

Thanks a lot cako17

http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip

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This happened to me with a cheap shuffle. I did hours of online searching and this one tip caught my eye and it worked for me. Make sure that your mp3 is not in the "pause" mode. I must have put in on pause my mistake and I wasn't able to do anything with it, play, copy music or delete. All I did was push my pause/play button once to get it to play mode and have had no problems. It was such an easy fix if you don't have the 'switch' on the side.

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Well, try Editing registry / Download Repair / Low level formating / HP Drive key software / Format from command promp / OnLine Recovery / jfFormat / AlcorMP / Repair Neo etc. None of these works on my Transcend and HP 4gbs Pen Drives. Try.. You may be luckier than Me...

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Mine is transcend jetflash ts4gv10 I went to Transcend Tech support download format tool for my usb and it worked

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The REGEDIT was working.... Thanks to Kishian.... SOLution # 34

Posted on Jun 10, 2010

EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!
Juz get this link and forget everything else!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip
its a 140 kb archive, unzip it and USE IT!!!!!!!!
Period.
FOR FLASH DRIVE, ANY FLASH DRIVE WITHOUT AN EXTERNAL SWITCH.
THANK YOU RAZEL_ICT, THE GUY AT THE TOP.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

  • Fatin Jan 10, 2011

    Try the below link zip file.http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloa...
    It solved my such 8GB flash

  • jhe2_20 Mar 28, 2011

    thanks for this file :) its so useful to me :)

    ~.^elletotz

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How to remove write protect on my usb flash drive. Lekima, Check the attached links,instruction and guides to remove write protection on USB flash drive. Good luck .
"I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info."

2 ways to fix write protected USB drive or SD card

How to Remove write protection from USB Flash drive using cmd

How to remove write protection from USB flash drive

How To Disable Write Protection from USB Key

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For Trancend's Flashes must go to :
http://www.transcend-info.com/Support/DLCenter/DLSoftware.asp?ID=4&Func1No=3&Func2No=205

My jetFlash repaired .... \e/
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Http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip
i use this link then totally it works.... thanks a lot....

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HARIMAMALASU solved this problem for me with solution 36 http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip
Thanks Harimamalasu

Posted on May 26, 2010

  • leebert123 Apr 18, 2011

    thanks all guys for your argumentation debate about getting rid of write protected on usb..it help more with your suggestion even though someone are getting iretated with the issue... it great aide to those begginers( like me)...hehehehe. congratssss.

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I Have download the program above and its work great for me

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I realized my flashdrive was plugged into a USB Hub,
i took it out and placed directly into the computer's USB port and tried again to format.
it worked. i did a quick format, after saving what i needed and it's working now.
thanks

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Hey guys!! this is wat happened to me!! if ur mp3 player is write protected then check if its on hold or not..

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Do a format to FAT32.

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There a very small knob on the side.

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There is a tool in "Yamicsoft Windows Manager" that can solve the problem.
Just download the right version for your system, and go to USB section.

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How to remove write-protection from my hard drive/

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Hey guys!! this works 100%!! IT FIX ALL OF MY USB!!

try this tool Ultimate USB Drive FIX 2.6,this fix all your usb problems
How to Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOhUUwC70B0

hope this helps :)

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Hmmmmm..... i have the same problem but its fix now just follow the instruction in this link..... thanks... hope it'll help you guys....
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2532/~/%22flash-drive-write-protection%22-error-appears-in-windows-xp

Posted on Sep 25, 2011

If u are using a mp3 player, you probably have the hold button on your mp3 player. I had the same problem before i noticed the hold button.

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

  • Firyroby Oct 20, 2010

    hell this is so right! dooooh i were so stupid god damn me!

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Than you for the solution #6, wich worked! it's all that easy, just "eject" the program protecting your UBS by righclicking it :') then remove the usb, and put it back again, and evrything will work smoothly

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  • Brello Sep 18, 2010

    the easiest way by far i found was by ...
    I am running Windows XP Service Pack 2, so this description applies only in that environment.
    Centon's tech support suggested doing the following...
    Start->Settings->Control Panel
    Administrative Tools
    Computer Management
    Under Storage in the left panel, click on Disk Management, wait a minute for Windows to do whatever it is doing,......
    Locate the data stick/thumb drive/whatever-you-want-to-call it, in the right top windowand click on it.
    Right click
    in the popup, click on "Delete Partition" -- make darn sure you are doing this to the RIGHT drive!!!!!
    Right click again, and choose "Create Partition" (or was it format, I forget maybe it was both).
    Now I had a working Centon device again :)
    Too bad I RMA'ed the Sandisk and Memorex drives.. that cost them money they did not need to spend.
    Note that this procedure will cause the erasure of all information you have on the device, so kiss your data good bye! but it beats waiting for a RMA to go through and come back.

  • mixey89 Nov 21, 2010

    Hi, i tried your solution, and i got to the part when you say 'delete partition' but when i right click it it doesn't even allow me to delete or anything to it. I have windows7 so maybe thats the problem,i don't know..

  • Sn00ky1 Nov 30, 2010

    Just do what this dude said, Go on 'Control Panel' 'Administrative tools' and do it that way it worked perfect for me :). cheers

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Dont be a fool..i cant beleive how many idiots have given the same tape soloutiong..thats bludy stupid.the things thats to be done is simple.simply left click on the disk drive,and click on eject.after ejecting it.remove the card from the reader and put the card back in immediately,then try pasting a file,the first time again the error will come,but the second time u past the problem will be solved.
SIMPLE

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    thanks ! brilliant!.. it works men.

  • fampings Dec 01, 2010

    so simple ang yet it works...

  • ym_vhen18 Jan 02, 2011

    hi there!?
    im vhen..!and i have something to ask to you..
    can you plz help me to fix my usb trancend....
    any solution ?

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I am not a computer pro, so my knowledge is more practical.
I had the same problem with my USB, which I could not format, nor could I erase data. It dint have any switch as well.
After hours of fiddling with the hardware, I chanced upon to press the bottom of the drive on the broad side. There was a click sound and the hardware was ready to format and/or delete data.
What I feel is, there is a hidden push button below the outer shell at the lower side of the USB, which on/offs the write protect feature of the drive.
If anybody is helped by this information please drop a line.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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If there are files already on the write protected device,just right click and rename the file(i used a .)then proceed with deleting it..do this for any other files on the devive,when done just copy and paste/drag what ever files you want onto it,worked like a charm for me

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Does it have a little lock and unlock/off and on switch... If so try it ... if not i am sorry i cant help you any further

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I tried solution 3 on my OCZ 4 gig
and it worked too smoothly
thnx to razel_ict

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First go to start click on run and type "regedit" in vista go to command promot and type the same

default icon or writen write protect double click and remove 1 put over their 0

enjoy have funnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.........................

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My name is zafar Sahel
who gives u this stupid idea no one can remove write protect but ofter more search i find the last solution .

at first install windows 7
ofter that right click to your usb icon
than select format and don't check mark quick format than click format
that is don
only windows 7 can format wright protect flash .
was this helpfull

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just bought my flash drive and never used it because when I would try to save a file to it, I would get prompt that I need to format it first. When I tried to format my flash drive, it would prompt that the disk is write protected. How am I supposed to remove the write protected? Why is it write protected when there is nothing on my flash drive?

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i have a problem in my USB. when i past somthing in it there was an error of writeprotect. so what should i have to do for copy in it?

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Maybe you are infected with a virus. Run CMD on rrun command or get to run the Windows Dos Prompt. Goto flash drive drive letter. Then type DIR/AH, this will show you list of hidden files in your flash drive usually if you get an autorun.inf you are infected with a virus. Type TYPE AUTORUN.INF with the space in between.This will show you the script if it will run an exe command usually untrusted one. Usually the autorun.inf and the linked exe is attributed to be hidden, system, and read only.

If the files in your flash drive is not so important you can try to delete the autorun.inf only. But you will gonna do this first. In its drive letter type ATTRIB -H -R -S AUTORUN.INF hit enter. Then type DEL AUTORUN.INF. trying to access the flash drive in windows screen you can get that something is cannot be found. But you could actually delete and load files into it. Or try to access the drive rightclicking it then select EXPLORE.

Hope this help. Post comments if this does not help.

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