FLASH DRIVE WRITE PROTECTED

My USB flash drive,whenever inserted in USB of my Laptop shows Write Protected. There is a data of 3.7 GB in it. Properties shows that but visible data is only 1.5 GB. Some noble gentleman help me to sort out the problem by mail.

Thanks

Ashwani Gagneja
gagneja@gmail.com
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  1. Please do not post your email publicly, you're exposing yourself to spammers. May I ask what flash drive you are using? Did it come with software? Maybe the software was used before to activate write protection.
  2. check for a switch on the side of the drive.
  3. It may be a bad drive.
    Get a data recovery program if so.
  4. r_manic said:
    Please do not post your email publicly, you're exposing yourself to spammers. May I ask what flash drive you are using? Did it come with software? Maybe the software was used before to activate write protection.


    Dear Friend

    Thanks for the advice for not posting EM ID. The Flash Drive did not come with any Software. It is Transcend 4 GB. Had used it many times before. But this problem came up first time.

    Will be grateful, if U can suggest the recovery of Data.

    Thanks & Best Regards

    Ashwani
  5. montyuk said:
    check for a switch on the side of the drive.



    There is no switch on the side of Flash Drive.
  6. evongugg said:
    It may be a bad drive.
    Get a data recovery program if so.



    Dear Friend Thanks for the reply. It is Transcend 4 GB. Had used it many times before. But this problem came up first time. Will be grateful, if U can suggest the recovery of Data. Thanks & Best Regards Ashwani
  7. Have you tried using the flash drive anywhere else? On another computer I mean.
  8. r_manic said:
    Have you tried using the flash drive anywhere else? On another computer I mean.


    Dear friend

    I tried it in atleast 4 Computers, but same result
  9. Have you tried Transcend's web site to see if they have a test/recovery tool?
  10. MrLinux said:
    Have you tried Transcend's web site to see if they have a test/recovery tool?



    tried to locate at transcend site. but they ask for serial no. of the product, which i do not have
  11. simple way, old fashon method. destroy chineese software hidden on thumb drv.
    find utility program that writes (hexff, hex zero, hex null, pick any thing ) to thumb drv.
    advantage: quick, eazy, fast. destroyes chineese solftware . Done.
    Ergo, put new partition on , put new file system on, Guess why thumb drv now faster than before
    and u will have all of space available.
    Best method is use APPLE computer, apple software to write zeros to thumb drv.
    Worst way is to use WINDOWS .
    Number one best most used by all , any computer using linux or other such.
    Live free EFF, or D...
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