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The flash drive is read only, how do i reset it?

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Mostly they have specific software for this, which you get when you buy the drive.. It's done through that. Just another thought, you can go via explore (right mouse click the start button) and then highlight the specific folder, then right mouse properties to see the read only option. If non of this helps, pls provide the brand/model of flash drive.

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Check Flashis a freebie program that helps user to test and format flash drives with the utmost ease. It is designed for maintenance operations as well. The interface is a simple with a single window available, which provides all the test-related settings while presenting the drive map, log and verification progress. The application is capable of running both read and write tests in order to determine the speed performance of the device and its health.
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