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Flash Drive

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Flash Drive

    Trying to unlock a flash drive which is in write protected mode in Windows 8.
    There is no protect switch on the side of the drive.

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  2. #2

    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot

    What brand and size is the flashdrive?

    Viruses can write protect flashdrives so you cant erase them

    If youre accessing it through a network you may not have write privileges only read.

    Is this a brand new flashdrive? Have you written to it before?

    If youve never used it before it may be defective, return it.

    If returning it is more trouble than its worth then download a flashdrive format utility

    Thank you for downloading HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool from CNET

    Good Luck

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