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Remove Write Protect on USB

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    Remove Write Protect on USB


    This just happened to me recently , I am unable to drag or delete files on the usb, any idea how this can be fixed?, I tried the registry method, didn't work.

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    Sorry to say bot it's one of first signs that is on the way out. Try some partitioning program on it and if that does not work, it's "bin time ".
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Sorry to say bot it's one of first signs that is on the way out. Try some partitioning program on it and if that does not work, it's "bin time ".
    So pretty much it's time to throw it away?
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    try formatting the drive and see if changes first before you toss it
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    Here, try this, while the USB key is not attached (need to specify to use as Admin).

    Use -u switch for it to be used just for USB Mass Storage devices and nothing else. (See included instructions for more detail.)

    Anything currently attached remains unaffected.

    A really good other use for it is when you have a stubborn key that you know works well with Readyboost, but Windows decides it doesn't want to accept it any longer.
    Remove Write Protect on USB Attached Files
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    try formatting the drive and see if changes first before you toss it
    Tried formatting it , wouldn't allow me, "The disk is write protected"
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