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how do i take off my write protection off my pny usb 2.0

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March 19, 2013 7:20:22 PM

hello,
i have a 32 gb pny usb 2.0. i used it in my xbox 360 but when i went back to use it the next day it said it was write protected. how do i take this off? i really need to use it and i have a windows 7 pc. so please no mac instructions.
March 19, 2013 7:24:59 PM

What I do is go on the xbox system then to the memory delete all what is on it (USB).
March 19, 2013 7:33:17 PM

DrDukeNukem20 said:
What I do is go on the xbox system then to the memory delete all what is on it (USB).


i did to check to see if anything was and i can't even open it up without saying write portection
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March 19, 2013 7:36:53 PM

guy on xbox360 said:
DrDukeNukem20 said:
What I do is go on the xbox system then to the memory delete all what is on it (USB).


i did to check to see if anything was and i can't even open it up without saying write portection


Try this then .Connect the USB to your PC and then go to my computer and right click on the USB icon and click on format, Format to NTFS or FAT32 tick the box that says "Quick format" press Okay and you will be able to use the USB as normal.
March 19, 2013 7:55:00 PM

DrDukeNukem20 said:
guy on xbox360 said:
DrDukeNukem20 said:
What I do is go on the xbox system then to the memory delete all what is on it (USB).


i did to check to see if anything was and i can't even open it up without saying write portection


Try this then .Connect the USB to your PC and then go to my computer and right click on the USB icon and click on format, Format to NTFS or FAT32 tick the box that says "Quick format" press Okay and you will be able to use the USB as normal.


i did that and it says write protected when i click on start and i tried both ntfs and fat32 should i try and change the kilobyte?
March 19, 2013 7:56:30 PM

guy on xbox360 said:
DrDukeNukem20 said:
guy on xbox360 said:
DrDukeNukem20 said:
What I do is go on the xbox system then to the memory delete all what is on it (USB).


i did to check to see if anything was and i can't even open it up without saying write portection


Try this then .Connect the USB to your PC and then go to my computer and right click on the USB icon and click on format, Format to NTFS or FAT32 tick the box that says "Quick format" press Okay and you will be able to use the USB as normal.


i did that and it says write protected when i click on start and i tried both ntfs and fat32 should i try and change the kilobyte?


I would, try it.
March 19, 2013 8:08:47 PM

DrDukeNukem20 said:
guy on xbox360 said:
DrDukeNukem20 said:
guy on xbox360 said:
DrDukeNukem20 said:
What I do is go on the xbox system then to the memory delete all what is on it (USB).


i did to check to see if anything was and i can't even open it up without saying write portection


Try this then .Connect the USB to your PC and then go to my computer and right click on the USB icon and click on format, Format to NTFS or FAT32 tick the box that says "Quick format" press Okay and you will be able to use the USB as normal.


i did that and it says write protected when i click on start and i tried both ntfs and fat32 should i try and change the kilobyte?


I would, try it.


that didn't work. well i bet you don't have any other way of trying to fix it but thank you.
March 19, 2013 8:14:44 PM

guy on xbox360 said:
DrDukeNukem20 said:
guy on xbox360 said:
DrDukeNukem20 said:
guy on xbox360 said:
DrDukeNukem20 said:
What I do is go on the xbox system then to the memory delete all what is on it (USB).


i did to check to see if anything was and i can't even open it up without saying write portection


Try this then .Connect the USB to your PC and then go to my computer and right click on the USB icon and click on format, Format to NTFS or FAT32 tick the box that says "Quick format" press Okay and you will be able to use the USB as normal.


i did that and it says write protected when i click on start and i tried both ntfs and fat32 should i try and change the kilobyte?


I would, try it.


that didn't work. well i bet you don't have any other way of trying to fix it but thank you.


I out of ideas. Sorry :( .
October 4, 2013 10:55:57 PM

Hi all,

I had the exact same problems with the exact same potential solutions that never worked for me. I found a utility tonight that fixed my 32GB PNY usb drive. It's called RecoverTool_V2.00.28_L0920.

I had probably read at least 40 forums with the same problems and this was finally the fix. It allowed me to disable write protection and format the PNY drive and start over. I did lose all data but I didn't need it. I just wanted to use it. Good luck!
October 8, 2013 8:20:31 AM

a good way is to check with their support. They know better about their device.
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