The flash drive is write protected and cannot be accessed, every message says a portion of the drive has been write protected. The problem is that I have never set the a protection password for any of it, all I've ever done is formated it and transferred files with it. Tried to reformat but am locked out. It does not have an external switch, I have examined it under a very large well lit magnifying glass. I have tried the software that came with it but nothing works. Can you help. All files are replaceable but I would like to use the usb drive again, only had a month. I even wrote to A DATA tech support , no answer.
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Re: Have an ADATA PD16 - 16 GB Flash Drive
Formatting this device makes it so that it is impossible to render the driver for it. You need a new flash drive. The reason for this is that the space on the drive doesn't recognize itself to be writeable. To empty files you must delete them, not format the entire drive.
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go to my computer ,then double click on the flash drive icon and then it will ask you to format your flash drive . it will take a while depending on your flash drive for eg if you are using 16 GB it will take long ,but if you have 8 GB flash drive it won't take long .hope it works for you guys .
Any time you see "write protect" it usually means there is a small switch on the device which prevents deleting data accidentally, even by writing over it.
Look for a small sliding switch and flip it to opposite position. That should fix it.
Check for a write-protection switch. This switch, when
engaged, will lock the contents of the flash drive and is a very common
security feature. It is generally located on the side of the flash
drive, and has an "enabled" or "on" position, and an "off" position.
Slide this into the "off" position.
Override password security. If your flash drive has password
security, but you have forgotten the code, you can try to override the
security feature by going to the Start menu and selecting "Run." A
dialogue box will pop up, into which you should type in the path to the
file on the USB drive you want to access. Note: This only works on USB
drives with very simple security. If the security is complex, this will
3Format the flash drive. If nothing else works, you can always
format your USB flash drive, which will set all your write protections
back to default. From there, you can customize them however you want,
but all your data will be lost. To format the flash drive, go to the My
right-click your drive and select "Format." A status bar will pop up.
Once the status bar disappears, you can change the write-protection
settings on your flash drive without incident.
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
will advise you to contact Memorex technical support for better
assistance, you can contact them at 1-877-363-6673