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My Transcend JetFlash V10 16GB USB

I cant format my flash drive due to drive is write protected, but I can’t see any physical switch…can you please help me remove or fix this problem..

please email me [email protected]

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  • rs958 Aug 12, 2008

    i cant format my flash drive due to drive is write protected, but I can’t see any physical switch…can someone please help me remove or fix this problem.. i need my flash drive badly.. thanks

    please email me [email protected]

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Look for a "write-protect" key that is made physically on your USB FDD. Mine doesn't have one, but it should in most major new products. Switch it off.

Or, you can do it the soft-way. Right click on your UAB Flash Drive icon, then look for the Read-Only property, disable if it's enabled. or you will find that after right click click on properties

But according to my experiences, it seems that your USB FDD is locked physically

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