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Write protection in pen drives

I am not able to delete files from my pendrive nor am i able to format. every time i try to delete or format, a window pops up saying that ur pendrive is write protected and asks to remove the write protection. as such i have not found any write protection enabling or disabling method. There is no write protection switch on it.please guide in this problem

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  • tassu Jan 10, 2008

    Thanks for the solution but the problem is still there.I have 1 GB Moser Baer Pen drive

  • LOVEYOUSYED Apr 26, 2009

    i purchased moserbaer 2 gb pendrive before 2 months. but now its nt working. when i insert the PENDRIVE ,msg will shown like this 'plese insert a disk intodrive H..



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could you mention the brand of the pen drive.
anyway for deleting the files . try this--> right click the file and click properties. now check you "read only" (ie. dis-select it ) and select file or folder is ready for archive.
now try to delete it.
hope it helps. and after knowing your brand and model of your pen drive more information can be given.


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