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Remove write protection

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a b G Storage
March 27, 2010 8:18:38 AM

Hello, pendrive is write protected since last few days i cant delete any files in the pendrive give me any solution...i wil be pleased if u do so.
a b G Storage
March 27, 2010 1:02:58 PM

After reading through some hardwareanalysis forums, here are some things to try.
First, get any important files off of the drive.
Second, look carefully for a write protect switch on the drive. These can be very small, so be thorough.
Then if these don't work, try one or more of the following (tailored for XP, though I would guess that at least some will work in the newer systems that I don't have): go to my computer and right click on the drive and select format. If this doesn't work, try (credit to John Biggs of the forums):
"Start->Settings->Control Panel
Administrative Tools
Computer Management
Under Storage in the left panel, click on Disk Management, wait a minute for Windows to do whatever it is doing,......
Locate the data stick/thumb drive/whatever-you-want-to-call it, in the right top window and click on it.
Right click
in the popup, click on "Delete Partition" -- make darn sure you are doing this to the RIGHT drive!!!!!
Right click again, and choose "Create Partition" (or was it format, I forget maybe it was both)."

It sounds like this problem could just mean that the drive is dead - maybe from removing it while writing or something.
Again, these are from what a search would have turned up - if you want to read all of these threads and not just the highlights go to