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Bought a maxell USB2.0 flash drive 1GB, it will not store any data, keeps giving error message "can not be fomatted by windows, read only" please assist

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Isolation..if it shows the same behavior on another computer, return the product for a replacement

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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.

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If the above does not help there is a more advanced article here:

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